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"How To Buy an HDTV"

The Muscleman of Technology has some great suggestions and tips before buying your next HDTV. Whether you have an older TV, or just purchased a new television, The Muscleman of Technology has an array of TV accessories to enhance your viewing pleasure and bring back some excitement to Prime Time!

  1. Samsung LN-T4661F 46” 1080p LCD HDTV
    www.bestbuy.com      $2,399 (Best Buy SKU# 8251447)

    This amazing Samsung flat-panel HDTV is overflowing with advanced technologies and is stunningly beautiful in all black piano key finish! Built-in HDTV tuner and 10-bit processor with Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) displays 12.8 billion colors for vivid picture reproduction; wide color enhancer improves dark hues for more natural colors. Bask in the glory of 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080) with this spectacular 46" HDTV that utilizes advanced technologies to deliver lifelike color and vivid detail. A plethora of connections, including USB 2.0 and 3 HDMI ports, let you easily connect your electronics for an integrated multimedia experience. True 1080p display provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from an HD source. Even includes a USB 2.0 port for quick connection of a digital camera or other USB device.

  1. ViewSonic 37” HDTV Model N3735w
    www.viewsonic.com      (www.provantage.com & www.buy.com have this TV for about $800)

    ViewSonic’s 37" (N3735w) breathtaking widescreen LCD HDTV (1360 x 768) brings crystal-clear movies, videos and games to your high-definition home entertainment center. This is a gorgeous TV at a bargain price! Two HDMI ports expand your high-def connectivity options giving you the best possible connection for DVD players, cable and satellite boxes, game consoles and more! The N3735w even offers PC connectivity to expand your computing experience to the big screen. Dolby Digital sound completes your home entertainment experience with clear, digital audio for DVDs, movies, sports and games.

  1. Sony Bravia 32” HDTV KDL-32S2010
    www.sony.com      $799.00 (Refurbished at the Sony Style store online)

    Featuring an integrated HDTV tuner, the Bravia® S-Series KDL-32S2010 LCD HDTV lets you enjoy digital programming with amazing HD audio and video reproduction. The PC input allows you to connect a PC and see it in a 16:9 high resolution environment. Elegant flat panel design and space-saving bottom speakers let you place it anywhere in your home. Light Sensor-2 technology adjusts the screen brightness to match the ambient light in a room to ensure a comfortable viewing experience.

  1. ViewSonic VX2435 HD Quality Computer Display
    www.viewsonic.com      $699.00

    ViewSonic's VX2435wm widescreen LCD display transforms your desktop into an Entertainment Center! Huge 24" display with HDMI, DVI and other video connections. Let’s you select the best input source for your digital entertainment. ViewSonic’s ClearMotiv 8ms video response delivers broadcast-quality, full-motion video. The Ultra-High 1000:1 Contrast Ratio and super high brightness produce remarkably bright, rich colors. Integrated digital speakers and VESA wall-mount compatible.

Accessories on Display at KUSI

  1. Monster Flat Screen High Def Performance Pack
    www.monstercable.com      MSRP $99.95

    The Monster FlatScreen HDMI starter kit gives you the basics you need to get better performance from your high-definition flat-panel TV. It includes a Monster FlatScreen HDMI cable, a handy specialized screen cleaning kit, and more!

  1. Monster HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD
    www.monstercable.com      MSRP $29.95

    Winner of the 2006 Electronic House Magazines Product of the Year Award! The easy, affordable way to adjust and calibrate your HDTV for Perfect Color and Clarity! It’s a fact—TVs are setup “hot” by the manufacturer for display in brightly lit showrooms. That means their settings out-of-the-box often aren’t ideal for home viewing. Blacks can look washed out, whites too bright, details even fuzzy. The fast, easy fix: the award-winning Monster/ISF HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD from Monster Cable. Easy step-by-step video instructions; no intimidating test patterns or complicated programming, no extra equipment required—the best investment for any HDTV!

  1. PowerSquid 3000 Surge Protector: Calamari Edition
    www.powersquid.com      MSRP $84.95

    The Surge 3000-Calamari Edition’s graceful cephalopod design and stylish blue-on-white accoutrements are simply stunning and innovative for a world class surge protector! In addition, it comes fully loaded with a feature set that includes: a 3240 Joule rating, two glowing neon tentacles, an audible alarm, a flat profile fit 360° rotating swivel plug, and an impressive $500,000 Limited Connected Equipment Warranty. Incorporates “Tripwire Circuit” which physically severs the electrical circuit in the event of a catastrophic event (such as a lightning strike) to protect your equipment from harm.

  1. Giant TV Remote Control from Brookstone
    www.brookstone.com      $35.00

    This “Super-Sized” giant Remote Control with extra large sized buttons is impossible to lose! It’s also very practical and well thought out. Simple to program, this 6-in-1 remote controls your TV, VCR, DVD player, satellite, cable and auxiliary A/V device. It even features glow-in-the-dark buttons, so you can easily find the remote in the dark. Features 296 codes for most popular brands of A/V devices. Uses two AA batteries (not included).

  1. Unisar TV Listener
    www.unisar.com      $49.00

    No more arguments about watching TV in bed. And no more waking up your wife or baby because the TV is too loud. Now you can save your marriage — and enjoy those late-night sports events, movies, news and comedy shows you love — with the amazing TV LISTENER! Transmit IR signal up to 33 feet away. No cords to tangle or trip over and works in full stereo. I love this product and use it almost everyday!

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