FAQs

How Close Should You Sit to the TV?

How many times have you heard sitting close to the TV will hurt your eyes? While watching TV from any distance can cause mild eyestrains, there is no direct correlation with sitting close to the television and permanent eye damage. So, instead of deciding where to sit based on protecting your eyes, choose the spot… Read more »

Tips for Avoiding Terrible TV Tip-Overs

Every year, thousands of people are injured in tip-over incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). About 81% of tip-over fatalities occur in the home with 42% happening in the bedroom. Of these, one child dies every two weeks when a television set or large piece of furniture falls onto him or… Read more »

What is 1080i?

I could tell you that 1080i is the designation given to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, and that would be answering the question. However, what I just wrote might not mean much to someone unfamiliar with television resolution standards, scan speeds or the dynamics involved with HD broadcasting and how it translates… Read more »

What Are the Best Speakers for Surround Sound?

The best speakers for surround sound can come in many different shapes and sizes. As far as brands are concerned, that’s up to your own research and shopping to decide. While we could review various brands and the consumer consensus surrounding them, the real questions you ought to be asking aren’t which brands are the… Read more »

Can I get Internet when I order DIRECTV?

Yes, as a matter of fact, you can get Internet with DIRECTV television service. You can also get phone service, as well, when you choose to bundle other services with DIRECTV. Like many other television service providers, DIRECTV gives customers the choice to bundle. However, unlike some other providers, DIRECTV teams up with the best… Read more »

What Kind of TV Do I Need for DIRECTV, Hulu or Netflix?

Whether you’re trying to enjoy the 285+ channels of programming DIRECTV features or the offerings of Netflix and other streaming services, one thing you’ll definitely need before anything else is a decent television. In most cases, modern, flat-screen televisions will handle whatever you’re trying to do. However, there are some things you’ll want to research… Read more »

What is the Best Television for Gaming?

There are many different ways to answer this question since every brand seems to boast having the best TV for whatever. Let’s talk about one of the biggest issues you need to watch out for when it comes to finding the best television for gaming: lag. To the uninitiated, lag is the term for when… Read more »

What is the Best Television Antenna?

When you ask about the best television antenna for your TV, you might imagine something akin to the “rabbit ears” of yesteryear. However, television antennas have come a long way since then, for reception or their valuable service as punch lines of generational humor. During this time, the relevance of the television antenna has only… Read more »

What is a CRT television?

If you grew up with television in pre-Millennial times or you have grandparents who just won’t get with the times, you have likely seen a CRT television. A cathode ray tube (CRT) TV is typically described as an enormous cube with a smooth, round surface that serves as the monitor or screen. Crack one of… Read more »

Has Internet killed television?

Internet and, specifically, the streaming capabilities enabled have certainly given television a run for its money. However, it would be an overestimation to suggest that Internet has in any way killed or definitively replaced television in the same way that DVD phased out the VHS or the VHS phased out the Betamax. Internet is still… Read more »