What's a good All-in-One Windows system?

Vizio All-In-One PC

Episode 975

Savon from California

Savon needs to get new servers and a system at work and he's considering whether to stay with Windows or go with an Apple iMac. They're so clean and easy to use, a lot less cables, etc. Leo says that's a great feature of the iMac, and it can actually be used as a Windows machine. That said, there are now plenty of iMac-like all-in-one Windows machines out there too. Even though Walt Mossberg thinks the best Windows Machine ever is a Mac, Leo believes that running Windows natively works best on a machine built for Windows.

Why does my TV keep turning back on after I turn it off?


Episode 968

Lee from Colton, CA

Lee recently bought a Vizio 55" TV. However, frequently when he turns the TV off, it will either stay on or turn back on again. Leo says the TV probably senses the signal loss and then just stays on. It's perfectly normal and Leo suggests going into the TV menu settings to make sure it's set to turn off when the cable box goes off.

What should I look for in a new HDTV?

Episode 960

Eric from Los Angeles, CA

Eric's TV recently died and he's in the market for a new one. He's got a house that does have bright ambient light and would cause glare. Leo says that LCD is much better for rooms with that kind of lighting.

First of all, he should know that he cannot judge a TV on any showroom floor. They've set these TVs to a mode that is very bright and will appeal to people, but it's not how he'd want to watch it at home.

Why is my HDTV losing sync, causing me to reset it repeatedly?

Vizio LED TV

Episode 928

Paul from Sacramento, CA

Scott says it could be a heat issue. It could also be an issue that can be solved through an external audio source like a sound bar or home theater system. Could it be a problem with the satellite receiver? Scott says that unless the TV before the Vizio had the same problem, then probably not. Check for LipSync control in the menu. Scott recommends taking the TV back since it is still under warranty and let them repair it.

What should I look for when purchasing a TV?


Episode 901

Greg from Whittier, CA

First the size of the TV depends on how far away he's going to be watching from. He'll be 10-12' away from the screen, so a 60-65" TV would be best. Next he needs to consider how much ambient light there is, and if he can darken the room. He has a lot of sun coming in, so Leo recommends an LCD TV. The Plasma TVs aren't as bright and reflect light more.