Q. I just bought a new HDTV and everyone tells me I will get a better picture if I use an HDMI cable instead of my old component cables. So, Mr. Answer Man, what kind of HDMI cable should I get and how much should it cost? — Toni, Dayton, Ohio. Toni, first of all,
Q. I have DIRECTV and sometimes it seems like the picture on HBO and some of the other channels is better than at other times. Is this true or am I seeing things? I also notice that when I watch Netflix, the picture sometimes will go from really clear to kinda fuzzy. Can you help?
Q. My friend just bought a 60-inch TV for around $1,200 and the store told him he should get the extended warranty for an extra $150. He did. Was that a good move? — Mickey, Prince Frederick, Maryland. Short answer: No! For years, electronics stores have boosted their profits by selling extended warranties to TV
Q. I keep seeing ads on TV and at my local Best Buy for Smart TVs. What exactly is a Smart TV and how do I connect it if I buy one? — Sara A., Laredo, Texas. Smart TV is a term used for a television or set-top box that can connect to your home