What is 4K TV?

Technology inevitably marches on.  '4K TVs', 'QuadHD TVs', or 'Ultra HD 4K TVs' as the manufacturers are calling them, are new to the market and here's what we know about them so far.  If you are video geeks like us here at VideoCrib you may want to look for one to purchase, or at least go to the store to check one out. 

Here's a quick breakdown, please keep in mind that some of this info may be subject to change, but we'll make sure we keep you up to date.

Disc Cleaners

You've seen them in stores, or online.  They may be in the form of wet or dry cloths or wipes, or simply a dry anti-static cloth accompanied by an alcohol based spray cleaning bottle.  Does this product really do its job, do you really need to spend 15 to 30 dollars (or more) to clean your CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc, and will it even be worth it?  What will you expect to get?  Improved sound, more crisp and clear, and a sharper, clearer video experience?  Maybe...

Video Files to DVD

A computer DVD burner makes it easy to convert video files to dvd.

Video files consume a lot of memory on a computer -- as much as 10 gigabytes for every hour of recorded footage -- so converting video to a DVD disc makes it possible to free up hard drive space. The computer or laptop must be equipped with a DVD burner to record videos to disc. Most computers with a burner will also have DVD software installed to manage the recording. With a supply of blank recordable DVDs, videos can be moved off the computer's hard drive and onto long-lasting media discs.

Items you will need:

3D TV

It's been over 4 years since the first modern 3D TV's have hit the market (back in March 2010), giving viewers a chance to enjoy 3D Blu-ray movies, 3D TV programming, and play 3D games.  The technology behind it is still relatively new, so let's attempt to dig in and answer some of the questions...

Best Audio Connection

So you've got a Home Theatre Amp or Receiver, and you're trying to solve the mystery of sound, as in which of the many possible connections should I use to get the best possible sound out of my 'monster speaker system' or even just a compact space-saving one, while using either a set-top box or DVD/Blu-ray player as input.

Well, let's try to decode the mystery...

VHS Tapes to DVD

Here is the Easiest and Cheapest Way to Convert VHS to DVD

If you want to transfer VHS to DVD, several options exist for the VHS to DVD conversion and, if done right, the DVD's can look even better than the original VHS tapes (for simplicity sake we use VHS, but this process also applies to VHS-C, SVHS, Hi8, regular, even Beta).

There are a Few Methods to Convert VHS to DVD:

Best TV Picture

If you have shopped for and now own a High-Definition TV, the one thing you may have noticed is generally how bright, perhaps overly vivid, or in general just how 'jacked-up' the HD TV pictures look in the retail or video store showrooms.  There is a reason for this...

What is Smart TV?


A Smart TV refers to the combining of the Internet and Web 2.0 functions into televisions or set-top devices.

Like a 'smartphone', with its integration of the Internet, Web widgets, and various software applications, so too does a TV integrated in this way become a 'Smart TV'.

What Can They Do?