Audio: Cool Advances in HDTVs

The latest crop of flat-panel bring more than just bigger screens

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Electronics shows these days are filled with flat-panel screens, and until this year somebody always had the bragging rights for the new champion in square inches. Maybe it's the economy, or maybe sizes have topped out: This year the emphasis is on new features and abilities.

Cool Advances in HDTV Tech

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I spoke this weekend with WTOP about some of the more interesting advances, including greener panels that cut energy use in half. We also talked about the latest effort to combine television and the Internet in sets that arrive with the ability to stream Web video. Do we really want YouTube in their family room?

Finally, we tackled if it's worth buying the best-resolution TVs, what are called "1080p" screens.