Why Flat-Screen TVs Are So Hot This Season

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A years-old technology is shaping up to be one of the holiday season's hottest gifts -- namely, flat-screen televisions.

Blame our continuing state of economic hardship. "People want great entertainment at home," explains Mario Armstrong, digital lifestyle contributor to NBC's Today. "They can't afford as much to go out to the movies." And despite the increase in demand, inventories are large enough that prices are perfectly reasonable -- even on sets with new features like internet connectivity and 3-D capability.

Watch Armstrong's appearance on Today to find out how to calculate your ideal screen-size range, where to purchase an HDMI cable at a 70% discount, and why you don't necessarily need to buy an extended warranty:



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democracks0

EVAN WILL BE SELLING HIS FOOD STAMPS TO GET HIMSELF A FLAT SCREEN TV.

PRICELESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

December 07 2011 at 10:38 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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democracks0

LMAO!!!!

December 07 2011 at 10:39 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
savemycountry911

It would be faster to use his drug money for that.

December 07 2011 at 10:52 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Unto Ryodi

it still is. u get what u paid for. if u have never heard of the brand stay away

December 07 2011 at 9:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dodie1990

Be very careful Many are old models with 60 refresh rate and only 720p instead of full1080 HD. The refresh rate of 60 is old school, most are at least 120 with the better ones at 240. So be careful topcompare what you see. That 40 incher for 399 is 5 yrs old. but new in the box,just obsolete.

December 07 2011 at 6:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
donut999

2 words explain it. Dirt Cheap

December 07 2011 at 4:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply