Lies, Damn Lies and HDTV

November 7, 2005

There’s an old gag that goes along the lines of “What’s the difference between a consumer electronics salesman and a used car salesman? The used car salesman knows when he’s lying to you.”

Unfortunately, there’s more than a grain of truth to that — hang around the HDTV department of your local consumer electronics store for an hour or two, and you may be amazed at what you’ll hear.

Of course, they’re not the only offenders — the world of HDTV is rife with ignorant, uninformed, outdated and just plain wrong information.

To get you started on the right path of truth, justice and 1080p, PCWorld has a new article up debunking the Top Ten HDTV Myths.

Plasma TV sets start out bright and beautiful, but burn out to an early death. Every single high-definition television program looks equally crisp and gorgeous. The higher resolution of a 1080p high-def set means that your shows and DVDs will always look better than on a more ordinary 720p set.

Are these gospel truths about HDTV? Nope. Just a sampling of the many popular factoids, half-truths, and myths that can make choosing and enjoying a high-def television set complicated and confusing–and in some cases, needlessly expensive.

Good stuff — check it out…

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