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Consumer Reports finds that streaming online movies directly to TV is ready for prime timeConsumer Reports finds that streaming online movies directly to TV is ready for prime time
[Apr. 10, 2010] Getting online content on TV is easier than ever. A growing number of Internet-capable TVs and Blu-ray players allow consumers to stream video from the Web to the big screen via a broadband connection. Consumer Reports latest Ratings of TVs and Blu-ray players that can stream movies online includes more than 20 sets from $1,000 and four players from $150. Lab tests also revealed that set up and access to online content was easy and picture quality was decent if not quite up to the claimed resolution.
 
Consumer Reports finds that fiber-optic providers are leading choices for Internet, TV, and telephone serviceConsumer Reports finds that fiber-optic providers are leading choices for Internet, TV, and telephone service
[Jan. 21, 2010] Fiber-optic service providers for Internet, TV and phone services scored tops overall in Consumer Reports latest survey of telecom services. Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse, whose networks are fiber-optic based, received top scores for Internet and TV service and were among the better phone providers. Results of Consumer Reports survey of some 69,000 reader experiences with telecom services are featured in the magazine’s February issue.
 
Consumer Reports finds that fiber-optic providers are leading choices for Internet, television, and telephone serviceConsumer Reports finds that fiber-optic providers are leading choices for Internet, television, and telephone service
[Jan. 15, 2009] Consumers looking to cut costs without sacrificing satisfaction for Internet, television, and telephone service should consider bundling with Verizon FiOS or AT&T U-verse. In Consumer Reports’ latest survey of major telecom providers and bundled services, featured in the February issue, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse, whose networks are fiber-optic based, were the most consistently satisfying providers for their Internet, television, and telephone services.
 
Consumers Union says Congress should consider delay of digital TV transition
[Jan. 12, 2009] Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, said Congress should consider delaying the February 17 transition from analog to digital TV broadcasts.
 
Consumer Reports rates Toyota Land Cruiser “Very Good” in testing of luxury SUVsConsumer Reports rates Toyota Land Cruiser “Very Good” in testing of luxury SUVs
[Dec. 17, 2008] The Toyota Land Cruiser earned a “Very Good” overall rating in tests of four luxury SUVs priced above $45,000 for the December issue of Consumer Reports. The Land Cruiser ranks seventh overall in the category.
 
Consumer Reports finds that cell phone service has gotten betterConsumer Reports finds that cell phone service has gotten better
[Dec. 15, 2008] Cell-phone service has become significantly better, judging by the results of Consumer Reports’ annual survey in which 60 percent of readers were completely or very satisfied with their service. Cellular satisfaction had previously been among the worst services Consumer Reports rates – now it is closer to the average.
 
Consumer Reports unveils new application for Iphone and Ipod TouchConsumer Reports unveils new application for Iphone and Ipod Touch
[Nov. 20, 2008] Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Consumer Reports released a new application for iPhone and iPod Touch users. Available for free at iTunes, the ConsumerReports.org application features expert tips and buying advice aimed at helping shoppers make better purchasing decisions.
 
Apple tops Consumer Reports' tech-support surveyApple tops Consumer Reports' tech-support survey
[Jun. 21, 2008] Computers are one of the most trouble-prone products Consumer Reports tracks in its annual product-reliability surveys. When it came to solving problems, wait time on the phone and the knowledge of support staff, Apple’s tech support received high scores across the board for both laptop and desktop systems in Consumer Reports’ latest survey featured in the June issue.
 
How to avoid phishing scamsHow to avoid phishing scams
[Mar. 26, 2008] The number and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to consumers is continuing to increase dramatically. While online banking and e-commerce is very safe, as a general rule you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet.
Also: Anti-Phishing Working Group

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