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If you want to bone up on the latest on high def, try these sources: An HDTV overview is free, along with a video TV-buying primer. Access to CR’s product ratings requires an online membership: $5.95 for a month or $26 for a year’s subscription. The Consumer Electronics Assn.’s guide covers the basics: connection tips, an antenna selector, an installer locator, and a menu of interactive buying guides.

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— Jordan Rane