Last year CNET reviewed more than 40 models of HDTVs, spanning the gamut from cheap 32-inch LCDs to 55-inch LED-backlit behemoths.
But choosing which ones to cover among the sea of available models involves some tough decisions, and sometimes our coverage misses the mark. We can also end up delaying a review of one TV while we review others, and determining that priority isn't always obvious. That's why, as I plan our TV coverage for 2010, I'd like to hear about what models you, dear reader, want to read about most.
To that end, as promised, I've selected 10 of the models I'm most interested in reviewing and slapped them into a poll for your ease-of-voting pleasure. If you're unfamiliar with the new models, check out the cheat sheet below or peruse our 2010 CES HDTV roundup, which highlights the sets that seem most interesting from the perspective of new technology, picture quality and cool new features. Most of those TVs are still a few months from reaching the market, but it's never too early to plan ahead.
If you don't see the model you want most, or if you can't choose among them for another reason, vote accordingly anyway and feel free to leave a comment. The more responses I get, the better idea I'll have of what TVs readers are actually interested in seeing me review. Thanks for your participation.
CNET TV's new video game show "preGAME" has just launched! Make sure you check out today's premiere pilot episode, where hosts Jeff Bakalar and Mark Licea take you through an early level in the highly anticipated game BioShock 2 an entire week before it releases!
Each week on preGAME we'll bring you the latest headlines and highlights from the world of gaming along with a special discussion topic. This episode we chat about retailer GameStop's future, as the game giant has shifted gears towards downloadable content. Does this mean brick and mortar stores will soon be a thing of the past?
Want to be a part of our live taping? Make sure you head to http://cnet.com/live/pregame every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Eastern. If you missed any of the stories we talk about on today's preGAME, make sure to check out our links below.Zelda Wii this year? Wii sales surpass great grandfather NES Sony launching PSN-only reality show GTA IV DLC finally makes its way to PlayStation 3… Read more
Oh, monitor panel types. You're so exciting and not at all nerdy to talk about.
There are many of you out there unaware of the different panel types available in LCD computer monitors. In the Monitor Buying Guide, each panel type--Twisted Nematic (TN), In-Plane Switching (IPS), and Vertical Alignment (VA)--is explained.
Not surprisingly, most monitors use the cheapest panel of the bunch, TN. IPS and VA panels are rarer, as they are usually more expensive. Most of the monitors I review are TN, but there have been a few that aren't. Here are the five top-rated, non-TN … Read more
Dong feels compelled to fight the powers that be in the Bay Area. The Bay Bridge's toll is being raised and he ain't happy about. Business as usual for the common man, I guess. Although, Dong ain't all that common.
Then, we get through a 10-minute segment about the iPad without making even one feminine hygiene joke. Crazy, I know.
More backup horror stories. This time, the warning is not to back up your files, but to back up your files the right way. If it's not one thing, it's another right?
To subscribe to … Read more
We've been testing a new commenting system called Echo on my Deep Tech blog for a few weeks, and now we're looking for your thoughts about it.
What do you like or dislike about reading and posting comments using Echo? How do you think Echo could be improved?
One thing we like about Echo: it allows readers to comment on our stories by logging in through CNET or through various social networks of their choosing. For example, there may some readers who don't want to create a CNET account.
Also, Echo collects some conversation about our stories … Read more
Dong is perched on a very familiar place once again, his soapbox. This time, discussing the effect American media has on the rest of the world and their impressions of Americans.
Then, we discuss the prospects of robot housemaids and how they brings us that much closer to the "Stepford Wife" reality we are clearly headed toward.
Lastly, we take way too much time answering only a few e-mails. Oh well, a longer show means more distraction from your everyday miserable lives.
Did you catch Wednesday night's episode of ABC's "Modern Family"? One of the subplots involved husband and wife Phil and Claire Dunphy (Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen) arguing over the relative ease of use (or lack thereof) of the household's new universal remote control. At the height of her frustration, Claire smashes the remote, claiming it's just too hard to use. Phil defends himself by pointing out that "the experts at CNET.com rated it the best remote."
At least one CNET staffer found the storyline to be fairly sexist: "The … Read more