WARNING: HDTV Sellers Inflate Advertised Screen Sizes
NBCNEWS.COM - Just how big is that 40-inch TV? It could be smaller — much smaller — than 40 inches. TV sellers are misleading consumers into believing the actual "active" screen is bigger than it really is, according to HD Guru's own research. Deceived consumers think they're getting a better buy, finding a bigger screen HDTV for less money than competing models.
2008, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued guidelines to TV makers
and sellers to ensure consumers aren't deceived. But our search of TV
seller and brand websites found a significant number of them not
complying, providing confusing or inaccurate screen-size information or
burying the correct data on secondary pages, past the "add to cart"
page. click here to read more
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