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Remember Consumer Reports' bought a Fisker Karma that broke down while on the test track? Well after it had made the 200-mile round-trip to the dealership, it turned out the inverter cable and battery were both faulty and replaced them, before fully recharging the vehicle. The car has now been ret

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Both Samsung and Panasonic started selling 3DTVs with great fanfare this week, but only Consumer Reports bought both and started testing them head to head. This is hardly a full review, but initial impressions seem to confirm what we saw at CES which is that Panasonic's 3D has the edge. To be more

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Whether you love 'em, hate 'em or qualify 'em with statements like \"great for vacuum cleaners; not so much for HDTVs,\" you've got to respect that fact that Consumer Reports buys all the goodies it tests. Especially when the item in question is a $2500 Sony XEL-1 OLED TV. Overall, we came to the sam

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We know, we know, it may be difficult to understand how companies that lock you in the moment you decide on a phone / plan -- only to be about as helpful as a bottomless bucket the moment turmoil arises -- could be hated. Nevertheless, we can't say we're shocked at all to hear that cellphone provid

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We know, we know, it may be difficult to understand how companies that lock you in the moment you decide on a phone / plan -- only to be about as helpful as a bottomless bucket the moment turmoil arises -- could be hated. Nevertheless, we can't say we're shocked at all to hear that cellphone provid

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We've taken a look at a number of Consumer Reports' views in the past, but the latest critiques give format fanboys (hardly) any ammunition to use against their respective rivals. Reportedly, CR evaluated Pioneer's DBP-94HD and Toshiba's HD-XA2, and while we were anxious to see which unit \"proved\" s

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Despite what we say, many people wait till the holiday season to buy and HDTV -- more specifically Black Friday. There are a few strategies that work, and Consumer Reports' Electronics Blog has a couple of pointers for this holiday season. While the theme to finding a bargain seems to 720p, they rea

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While we've seen Consumer Reports take a gander at a number of HDTVs before, it's been a tick (or maybe \"forever\" is more fitting) since it's seen \"the best flat screen ever tested.\" Believe it or not, Panasonic's 50-inch TH-50PZ700U plasma was actually the recipient of such sensational praise, and

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While we've seen Consumer Reports take a gander at a number of HDTVs before, it's been a tick (or maybe \"forever\" is more fitting) since it's seen \"the best flat screen ever tested.\" Believe it or not, Panasonic's 50-inch TH-50PZ700U plasma was actually the recipient of such sensational praise, and

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A big part of a successful transition to digital TV is educating the average TV viewer; and while we do our best to help out the enthusiast, the burden to inform the rest of America falls on newspapers, and magazines like Consumer Reports. In their attempt to let people know the facts, we'd say they

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It's no secret that you and your loved ones will probably drop some serious coin this holiday season (Black Friday in particular, we're sure), and while future repair costs may cross your mind, Consumer Reports recommends that you brush off that extended warranty those big box retailers will be shov

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