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holiday return policy:

Purchases made through Toshiba Direct from November 28, 2014 through December 24, 2014 are eligible for return or exchange through January 15, 2015. Products, including laptops, netbooks, tablets, desktops, TV lamps, and accessories (batteries, remotes, Power adapters, etc), except those products specifically named as 'final sale' on the www.toshiba.com/us website, are eligible for refund or replacement. TAIS will not issue an RMA for a visual product to be returned for credit. All products eligible for return require a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number, which may be requested by calling 1-800-618-4444. To be considered for the holiday return period, an RMA request must be made no later than January 15, 2015 and all products qualified for return must be returned to TAIS within ten (10) days of customer receipt of the RMA number. The maximum TAIS will refund for items purchased through TAIS is the original purchase price of the product, less restocking fee, plus any related taxes. Original shipping and handling charges or similar fees and return shipping charges are not refundable. Returns made without an RMA number will be refused or returned to the Customer. All products with valid RMA authorization must be returned in original packaging and be in the same condition as Customer received them. Customer is responsible for shipping charges and risk of loss on all return shipments. Customer must use a reputable shipping carrier capable of providing proof of delivery, as well as properly packing and fully insuring the return shipment. Upon receipt of the returned product(s), TAIS will inspect the product to determine if the product has been opened, used, and whether it contains all parts included with the original shipment, and to confirm there was no modification, abuse or misuse of the product, or user negligence. TAIS may reject the return or deduct costs associated with: open packaging, missing parts, non original packaging, modification, abuse, misuse of the product or user negligence. While TAIS may issue an RMA for individual software packages represented by Customer as unopened, upon receipt and inspection any open packages will not be accepted for return/credit and will be returned to Customer.

HDTV Buying Guide

Get behind the tech to find the HDTV that's right for you.

The first high-definition television (HDTV) broadcasts in the United States occurred more than a dozen years ago, and while it has taken some time, the HDTV market has matured. In fact, you’ll have a hard time finding a television bigger than 20 inches that is not a hi-def set, and today's models cover a broad spectrum of sizes, features, and prices. The result is that shopping for an HDTV can be challenging.

This flat-screen HDTV buying guide will help you find a model that meets your needs and budget. In the first section, you’ll find descriptions of seven typical HDTV users and selection criteria that will be important to them. Find the description that best matches your needs and you’re off and running!

The rest of the guide describes the features, technologies, and specifications that differentiate HDTVs. You’ll find discussions of screen size, display technology, video and audio connections, Internet streaming, and more—all the information you need to choose the right HDTV for you. And if you want further advice, check out the Shopping Guides.

HDTV Digital Television User Types

What kind of user are you?

To narrow your shopping criteria, we’ll describe seven typical HDTV users and list the features that are important to each type.

See HDTV Television User Types

HDTV Television Dimensions

Dimensional Considerations

Next to fitting your budget, the most important feature for an LCD or LED flat screen HDTV is size. But bigger isn't always better. Consider these factors.

See HDTV  Dimensional Considerations

Display Technology

After you've decided on the size of HDTV you need, you'll want to decide whether you want a plasma or LCD flat screen. Learn about the differences here.

See Display Technology

3DTV

Stereoscopic 3D is the hot new thing in movies. Now the same 3D effects are available on HDTVs. Learn about 3D HDTVs here.

See 3D HDTV technology

HDTV features and connections

Features and Connections

When it comes to HDTV features and connections, in general, the more options, the better. Here are some details to consider.

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High Definition TV Specifications

HDTV Specifications

When shopping for consumer electronics, it’s easy to be swayed by specifications. Here are some key numbers that you’re likely to encounter, and what to make of them.

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