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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 »


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 »


Every year, Las Vegas plays host to one of the biggest technology-related trade shows there is: the Consumer Electronics Show, more amicably known as CES. Even though CES is only half way through, we’ve already seen some pretty spectacular stuff – things like super thin OLED TVs and custom molded earphones – but it seems that this year, the spotlight is on mobile computing with smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Read the rest of this entry »


If you’ve ever gotten some sort of battery powered toy for Christmas only to find that it didn’t come with batteries, you probably know how disappointing it is to have to wait until the day after Christmas to get to play with it. Well, a lot of popular gifts need more than just batteries to get them started. We have a list of important (and often affordable) goodies that go well with those big ticket items. Read the rest of this entry »


So you survived Thanksgiving, which can mean only one thing: Holiday shopping season is officially here! Sure, there have been holiday themed sales since the start of the month, but the traditional start is today, Black Friday. Not everyone can make it to the stores on Black Friday, so here are a few gift ideas that you don’t necessarily need to wait in line to get a good deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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