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Current HDTV technology has just about peeked. LCD TVs are about as affordable as they’re going to get before slowly disappearing from the market completely, and LED sets are nearly out of room for any more “value-added features.” High-end plasmas are still the top choice for anyone who wants the upmost image quality, no matter the cost, but they’re about to see some heavy competition. Read the rest of this entry »


In one of the earlier posts, we took you through the very basics of the technical world of television. Now that we have provided adequate information about the types of TVs and the difference between them, it’s time to delve into deeper details. The choice between an LCD and an LED is fairly easy- the latter has an obvious edge over the former, it is technically more advanced and has superior picture quality. All said done, if you are out to buy a new TV, it makes sense to invest in an LED. Read the rest of this entry »


Our March numbers are in, and we’ve looked over the top 10 products for the last month. Think you can guess what they are? Digital cameras were quite popular (both SLR and Compact) holding both first and second place. A total of four HDTVs also made the cut as well as three smartphones (all Android). Here’s the breakdown: Read the rest of this entry »



A visit to an electronic shop can be a particularly harrowing experience. You are surrounded by hundreds of electronic gadgets of all shapes, sizes, brands and prices and in the middle of all this, you are expected to make an informed choice. For example, you go to the nearest electronic store to buy a new television set for your home. Read the rest of this entry »


For the past several years, there have seemingly been massive advancements in LCD technology. We’ve seen contrast ratios go from 500:1 up to Infinity; refresh rates have jumped from 60Hz to 960Hz. But is it possible that all of these numbers are just marketing hokum? Read the rest of this entry »


Since we’ve started our blog here at alaTest, we’ve shown you what key features to look for in an HDTV, which Blu-ray Players are the best, and even the best surround-sound headphones, but we’ve neglected to mention perhaps the most important piece to true media immersion in your living room: Audio/Video Receivers. Yes, shame on us. Read the rest of this entry »


Super Bowl XLVI is only two weeks away, which means you’ve only got two weeks to prep your man cave with the latest in HDTV technology. Keep in mind that some TVs are better suited for sports than others, so we’ve put together a list of a few of the best choices on the market. Read the rest of this entry »

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CES 2012CES 2012 has just wrapped up, and just like every year, there were more than a handful of innovative products that will be hitting store shelves soon – if they haven’t already. Here our favorites in a few popular categories this year. These products are definitely worth checking out when they are released. Read the rest of this entry »

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