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  • Buying a Flat-Panel LCD Television (CNET.com)
      "There are two main HD resolutions in use today by HD broadcasters and other sources: 1080i and 720p. One is not necessarily better than the other; 1080i has more lines and pixels, but 720p is a progressive-scan format that should deliver a smoother image that stays sharper during motion. Another format is also becoming better known: 1080p, which combines the superior resolution of 1080i with the progressive-scan smoothness of 720p. True 1080p content is extremely scarce, however, and none of the major networks have announced 1080p broadcasts. The term 1080p today appears mostly in reference to the displays' native resolution, not the source." 11-09

  • Comparison of LED TV and LCD TV (LCDTVBuyingGuide.com)
      "LED TVs are technically a member of the LCD TV family. The display screen on a LED is a liquid crystal display the same as it is on any other LCD TV. The main difference between the two lies with different backlighting techniques which may change the picture quality characteristics dramatically." 12-09

  • History of Televisions (PBS.org)
      "Let's take a quick look at the history of television and honor a few of the people responsible for bringing us a piece of furniture that entertains and teaches us." 01-06

  • Plans for OLED TV by LG (New York Times)
      Anyone whos seen an OLED television knows that the technology is simply extraordinary, with deep, rich blacks and an extremely sharp image."

      "The problem is that TVs with OLED, or organic light-emitting diodes, come in only one size and one price: very small and very expensive. Sony, the only maker of OLED sets in the United States, sells its 11-inch model for about $2,500." 11-09

  • Plasma vs LCD TV's (US News.com)
      Provides a comparison. 11-05

    Purchase Resources
    1. How to Buy a Flat-Screen TV (MSNBC)
        An options explosion has littered the shopping landscape with numbers, features, and terminology that even experts sometimes have trouble tracking. So we've tried to boil the choices down to the basics that can actually do you some good, and we've noted which are important. (In audio and video, never forget that just because something has a number to describe it doesn't mean it really matters!)."

        "We've grouped the specs into three categories: important, somewhat important, and minor." 06-07

    2. LCD Televisions (Crutchfield.com)
        Provides televisions. Awesome Library does not endorse these products but provides them as examples.

    3. Television Glossary of Terms (CircuitCity.com)
        Provides terminology related to high-definition televisions (HDTV). 04-07

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