(HDTV image from nateOne on Flickr with a Creative Commons License.)
If you've recently saved up some cash (or crunched a little closer to your credit card's limit) and finally bought that brand new HDTV you've been lusting after, you might be a little confused as to why the picture doesn't look as bright, sharp and, well, as swoon-worthy as it did on the shelf at the big-box retailer you bought it from. Well not all picture settings are created equal. In a busy and fluorescent-lit environment, a super-bright picture with the colors enhanced and the LCD back light set to the maximum is what's going to look best. But not necessarily in your living room...Follow the link for a summary of advice from this NYT article on how to optimize the image of your HDTV.