Don't-Miss HDTV Stories

Sharp LC-52LE820UN

The Sharp Aquos LC-52LE820UN offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but it has serious shortcomings, and it's pricey for its screen-size class.

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX800 HDTV

This 40-inch HDTV's picture quality and surround sound are good enough to justify its current price.

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Vizio XVT423SV: a Solidly Above-Average HDTV Across the Board

Though the Vizio XVT423SV isn't the best HDTV we've seen, it's consistently above average.

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Samsung UN40C7000: A Quirky HDTV With Some Strong Features

This sexy television has a number of good qualities, but oversaturation, moving buildings, and a weak range of viewing angles are flaws.

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Samsung LN46C650 HDTV

The Samsung LN46C650 is a dream come true for budget minded buyers who seek solid image quality in a connected HDTV with advanced features.

Kanex XD

If you own a 27-inch iMac and want to make use of its screen to play console games, watch Blu-ray movies, or enjoy HD TV shows from a cable box or DVR, the Kanex XD can make it happen. Due to a limitation of the iMac, however, you'll have to settle for 720p resolution instead of 1080p.

First look: Boxee beta on Apple TV

Good news: The Boxee beta has come to the Apple TV. Not so good news: It's very definitely a beta.

Spank A Monkey for iPhone

Spank A Monkey stars Sugar, the monkey. The game's objective is to make Sugar happy by following her four simple commands: lift, shake, pinch, or spank. Do so enough times in sequence without error and you earn a banana and advance to the next level where it is more of the same.

aTV Flash 4.0.5

Fire Core's aTV Flash software adds many features and abilities to the Apple TV.

iPhone bill trackers

In our round-up of mobile bill tracking apps, both BillMinder and BillTracker are very good options with features that some users may find more appealing than others. But in Ben Boychuk's estimation, BillMinder enjoys an edge over the competition.

Review roundup: Blu-ray players

The gift-giving season may be over, but you might have picked up a few bucks and a few gift cards that you're itching to spend. Now's a good time to get yourself a new Blu-ray player for your home entertainment center.

Sony BDP-S560

This Blu-ray player delivers very good images and Wi-Fi connectivity, but its poorly designed remote and lack of streaming extras hurt its value.

Samsung BD-P1600

This Blu-ray player has an annoying front-panel cover, but offers terrific color performance and even has streaming video options.