Gadget comparison and shopping site Retrevo recently launched a new feature that enables mere mortals to decipher television model numbers. Their HDTV Decoder, found here and linked from individual product pages, breaks down the rather arcane manufacturer labels and product codes – conceivably assisting folks as they prepare for a potentially significant purchase. Additionally, when relevant, Retrevo is also identifying equivalent Costco model numbers. If only they did the same for mattresses… (which go by differing names at each and every retail outlet).
As for me, the sooner we decommission our temporary Vizio bedroom TV, the better. It’s small, with poor sound, and is prone to random reboots. The original plan had been to move our very fine 42″ Panasonic plasma into the bedroom and pick up a 50-52″ replacement for the living room. However, after noticing a slight buzz when the volume is low, as it often would be in a bedroom, I’m reconsidering our strategy. Yet I’m not quite ready to make a move, as we’ve got more pressing home improvement needs.