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Dealhacker: The Best Deals From JB Hi-Fi's Massive TV Sale

If you’re looking to upgrade your TV, today is the day to act: JB Hi-Fi is slashing 20 per cent or more off its TV range, including 4K panels from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and LG. Here are the best deals from JB Hi-Fi’s massive TV sale with links to buy online. Prices start at under $200.

Planet Earth 2 Could Be The Tipping Point For 4K TV

I can’t remember exactly the first thing I did when I bought my HDTV way back in 2007, but if it wasn’t video games, it was almost certainly Planet Earth.

Planet Earth. It was spectacular. It’s one of those ‘things’ – practically impossible to criticise. Incredibly shot, beautifully made, wonderfully narrated. Hyperbole was invented for shows like Planet Earth. For the longest time it was the coolest thing you could watch on a HD television. Now we’re getting a 4K sequel — and it might just be the “killer app” 4K TV sorely needs.

Why You Definitely Need To Calibrate Your TV

When you drop hundreds on an HDTV, you expect it to work out of the box. Yet somehow, in 2016, we still have to tweak colour settings, adjust brightness and make other changes to get the best picture. How is it possible that with all the technical leaps televisions have made over the years, TVs still require calibration?

Ask LH: Will An External Upscaler Make SD Channels Look Better?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a 60″ Samsung 1080 HDTV and the pictures I’m getting on SD channels are very poor. I have an F5s Skybox hooked up. I’ve seen a box called a HDMI to HDMI Voxlink upscaler, will this device help to improve the picture on my TV or would I just be wasting my money?

Why 3D TV Failed (And Why We Don't Care)

In 2015, 3D was still present in most HD TVs. Not that you’d have known — advertisements had conspicuously stopped mentioning it. This year, the feature has been quietly killed off by most major manufacturers. After years of trying to convince consumers that 3D was the next big thing, it’s finally been consigned to the dustbin of history. Here’s why we won’t miss it.

HD TV 2016 Buying Guide: Sony, LG, Samsung And Panasonic

Thinking of picking up a new HD TV? Here are all the pricing, release dates, specs and features for each big brand’s 2016 TV lineup. This years TVs are brighter (and darker, but only in the places you need it most) and just that little bit smarter.

What Is 'HDR' On Netflix And Do You Need To Care?

Netflix Australia has announced plans to add 100 hours of High Dynamic Range (HDR) programming by August, with another 50 hours slated to appear by the end of 2016. If you’re not a card-carrying videophile, you might be wondering what this announcement means and how it affects your Netflix viewing experience. We explain everything you need to know.

The Best Smart TVs For Watching Netflix, According To Netflix

Netflix has partnered with TV manufacturers to recommend smart TVs based on their movie streaming performance and other features. If you’re in the market this year for a Netflix-friendly television, check out Netflix’s recommended TVs.

Briefly: Millionaire Habits, Tesla Model 3, New LG TVs

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The common daily habit that self-made millionaires avoid, how (and when) to order a Tesla Model 3 in Australia, everything you need to know about LG’s 2016 HD TV range.

Ask LH: Should I Bother With Preset Picture Modes On My TV?

Dear Lifehacker, Whenever my son uses our HD TV to play Xbox, he switches the screen to “game mode”. I’m now wondering what all the other settings like “cinema mode” and “PC mode” do. Should I be using them or is it just a gimmick?

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