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WARNING: HDTV Sellers Inflate Advertised Screen Sizes

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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.

In 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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