You voted with your wallets, and I commend you. The electronic pundit consensus conceded that 3-D TV fell flat. The electronics industry tried to foist 3-D television upon you for the past three years, and you weren't buying it.
CHAMPAIGN — Popular travel show host and author Rick Steves will share what he's learned in 30 years of travel during a special fundraising event for Illinois Public Media at 6 p.m. March 14 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.
Here's a question from one reader, and it's a common query:
"I have a Sony WEGA 24-inch television set that is 13 years old and has never needed any service on it. It still has a good picture and very good audio. Of course, the picture is small compared to today's sets, and I'm contemplating buying a new one.
Behold the annual ritual powering up of the crystal ball, which now is flexible.
Thanks to Corning's new Willow Glass, future electronic products slim down while gaining flexibility.
A few weeks ago, we attempted to help a family recover TV shows from a DVR after that family changed satellite providers. I made some general comments along with suggesting the person could remove the hard drive and install it in a standard PC. A reader with more experience than I have with this clarified:
Recently I mocked the new ultra-high-definition televisions, which deliver twice the resolution of existing HDTV, meaning UHDTV is comparable to movie theater quality. My barb concerned the lack of ultra-high-definition videos and movies for UHDTVs.
Sometimes your questions beg obvious answers rather than complex replies. I devoted a column to readers unable to clearly hear the dialog of British television shows. I suggested a modest home theater system.
Just when plasma televisions looked like a reflection in the rearview mirror, the following reader email arrived:
If you want to avoid the last-minute flood of negative television commercials about the 13th Congressional District race, watch a sitcom. There's a good chance there won't be any political ads.
Belly up to the sound bar boys (and girls). A reader asked if the sound bars being marketed for TVs would improve upon the interior speakers: