Do your Web homework
If you want to bone up on the latest on high def, try these sources:
www.consumerreports.org: 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.
www.myceknowhow.com: The Consumer Electronics Assn.'s guide covers the basics: connection tips, an antenna selector, an installer locator, and a menu of interactive buying guides.
www.hdtvprofessor.com: Independent info vendor for all things HDTV provides some free advice, an almanac of topics for sale, and a subscribers-only “Weekly Intelligence Report” to spot the best deals.
— Jordan Rane