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What is the Best Time to Buy a TV? [8 Insider Tips]

Getting the best deal on a new TV isn’t easy these days. Many of the big-box stores that used to fight each other for our business have closed their doors forever. Worse yet, websites like BFAds aren’t scanning sale ads so now we have to get them from each retailer directly. Finding the best deal …

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720p vs 1080p: When Is It Time To Upgrade Your TV?

I still have a 720p television. There. I said it. And since the average lifespan of a TV is between 5-10 years, I’ll bet I’m not the only one. It;s not that my TV is dying. It’s a Samsung and still looks great, actually. But it’s 720p, and that automatically makes it obsolete, right? Or…does …

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Is it Worth Getting HDR on Your Next TV?

Shopping for a new TV has never been easy, but it seems like it’s only gotten more complicated lately. As 4K TV’s become more common, so has a feature called HDR. High Dynamic Range (HDR) offers brighter highlights, deeper shadows, a wider range of color detail, and it also displays a crisper picture. Almost all …

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Samsung Smart TV Remote Not Working? [Troubleshooting]

There’s nothing more frustrating than a TV remote that suddenly stops working. One minute you’re zipping through your menu and choosing the content you want to watch. The next minute, you can’t even turn off your TV from across the room.  Even though each TV and remote is slightly different, some common troubleshooting steps apply …

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How to Use The Samsung TV Service Menu

The Samsung TV service menu is a helpful feature that allows you to access many essential troubleshooting options on your TV. The service menu gives you control of many settings that you can’t access any other way. It lets you make some major changes to your set.  Due to how much trouble you can cause …

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Who Makes Insignia TVs? [Teardown & Photos]

Insignia is Best Buy’s proprietary brand of electronics and televisions. You’ve probably seen them stocking the shelves of your local Best Buy store, although they’re also sold on Amazon.com. But like most in-house brands, it’s tough to figure out exactly who makes the products. So in this article, I’m going to cover some basic information …

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Can You Still Buy TVs That Are Not Smart TVs?

Back when I worked in a big-box electronics store, we loved getting new products in – especially new televisions. But after a while, the picture quality didn’t seem to get that much better, and all the improvements seemed to be in so-called “smart” features. Since many people use external streaming devices like FireSticks, Roku or …

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Who Makes onn TVs for Walmart?

If you’ve walked through the electronics department in your local Walmart lately, you’ve probably noticed onn TVs. Onn is a budget television brand similar to Insignia and Sceptre. But who actually makes them? Onn is Walmart’s new label for consumer electronics, replacing Durabrand. Walmart has declined to say who makes the components. However, Onn television …

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