Nerd Advice about Holiday Tech Gifts
Movies (BluRay, Streaming, etc.)
A lot of people watch movies through streaming devices like AppleTV, Roku, Playstation, Xbox, etc. These devices allow you to watch movies over the internet without having to download the file and take up a bunch of space on your computer. Be careful though, check the resolution that the device plays at before buying. If you have a 1080p television and your streaming player only plays at 720p then you aren't getting what you thought you paid for. This information will be labeled on the box.
LCD, LED, Plasma
LCD - Cheapest, good to low image quality but works the best in the most settings like rooms with a lot of sunlight, etc.
LED - Most expensive because it is the newest. Good image quality. Thinnest and most power efficient.
Plasma - Best image quality, especially with dark colors, but it is the heaviest and the oldest technology. Most companies don't even make them anymore. Doesn't work well in rooms with a lot of sunlight.