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Ultra HD '4K' TV refresh rates are all lies (basically)

"ClearMotion," "TruMotion," "Motion Rate 240" and "Effective" refresh rates are not true refresh rates. Here's why.

By 2 August 2015


TV Buying Guide 2015

CNET breaks out the most important things to know when shopping for a new television.

By 29 January 2015


How to calibrate your TV for movies, sports, and games

One size or setting does not fit all. By adjusting the picture modes that your TV offers, you can improve the image quality for your various entertainment pursuits.

By 9 August 2014


How to prepare your TV for watching the World Cup

In a few short weeks the world will be consumed by soccer, er, football. Whether you're a casual, every-four-year watcher or a die-hard hooligan, here's a few ideas to improve the watching and listening experience.

By 31 May 2014


Beyond basic TV settings

Once you’ve got the basics (contrast, brightness, color, etc.) set, there are still dozens of adjustments on your TV. What do they mean, and what’s the right setting? I’m glad you asked.

By 16 April 2014


Fake refresh rates: Is your TV really 120Hz?

In an effort to keep prices down and sales up, TV companies are pushing TVs with "fake" refresh rates. Know your terms and tech to make sure you're really getting what you think you're paying for.

By 20 August 2013


What is 1080p24?

This number/letter combo is the key to film-like movies shown closer to the way the director intended.

By 12 June 2013


What is the 'Soap Opera Effect'?

Does your new TV's ultra-smooth motion drive you crazy? Find out why and what you can do about it.

By 15 February 2013


What is refresh rate?

What do 120Hz, 240Hz, 600Hz really mean for the picture quality of your new HDTV?

By 9 October 2012


Sony TVs 2012: Ten is enough

CNET compares the 2012 lineups of major TV makers based on their CES announcements.

By 31 January 2012