Don't-Miss HDTV Stories

Vizio VO420E

The no-frills Vizio VO420E 42-inch HDTV is attractively priced, but you'll have to settle for subpar image quality and mediocre audio.

Samsung LN46B750

Samsung’s 46-inch LN46B750 packages very good picture quality, excellent sound, YouTube viewing, Yahoo Widgets, and the ability to play media files from USB storage, all in one HDTV.

JVC LT-46J300

At this bargain price, the LT-46J300 will look very attractive. But there are other HDTVs that produce better image quality at a similar price.

Insignia NS-L42X-10A

The Insignia NS-L42X-10A 42-inch HDTV has lots of features and a temptingly low price, but also poor image and audio quality.

LG Electronics 42LH50

The LG 42LH50 42-inch HDTV provides great connected features, above-average image quality, and good looks for a moderate price.

Sony Handycam HDR-CX520V

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Memorex MCC225 MyVideo

The MyVideo is purely a budget buy, but a solid one. Its looks and build quality may not be something you can fall in love with, but it shoots good enough video in bright light to make it a decent value for the $130 price.

Panasonic HDC-HS300

Panasonic’s HDC-HS300 is capable of extraordinary video quality and offer a good range of manual options, with manual lens ring controls that are as easy to use as they are capable.

Panasonic HDC-TM300

Panasonic's HDC-TM300 HD camcorder captures good video and still images, allows deep manual control, and provides useful automated settings.

Sanyo VPC-WH1

There are only two reasons to buy Sanyo’s Xacti VPC-WH1 HD camcorder, but they’re good reasons: It’s inexpensive, and it’s waterproof.

JVC Everio GZ-HM400

Designed to sit at the top of JVC’s Everio camcorder line, the GZ-HM400 should give its rivals a run for their money.

VHS capture tools compared

If you have a box of VHS slowly deteriorating in the basement, use these tools to convert them.

Turbo.264 HD

Elgato's Turbo.264 HD speeds up QuickTime-compatible video encoding on slow and fast Macs but trades speed for a measure of quality.