New High-Tech HDTVs Appear

At CES 2007, many new technologies for televisions are creeping up. Companies including HP, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and LG Electronis have never offered a wider array of various models with different feature sets. If you're planning on buying an HDTV soon, make sure to do your homework. You will want to wait, however, until June 2007, for everything to be released.

Here are the four main features to watch out for:

  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 1.3: Faster data throughput, higher color bit depth, higher-quality audio, among other things.
  • Two-way CableCards: program guide information, video on demand, and so on.
  • 120-Hz refresh rate LCDs: doubled refresh rate (standard is 60-Hz) equals less blur in motion scenes.
  • LED-backlit LCDs: Better color, faster response (often found on sets with the 120-Hz refresh rate).
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News source: PC World

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