Not exactly for dummies, actually, but for beginners: Next week I’ll be hosting a webcast on how to select and set up an HDTV set. Two of Ziff-Davis’s top HDTV gurus, Robert Heron and Loyd Case, will be explaining everything you need to know. I’ll be asking naive questions (and we’ll take audience questions too, of course).

The webcast includes a short video featuring Robert where he shows the differences between plasma, LCD, and rear-projection technologies. I promise this will be a quick, easy, and fact-filled intro to HDTV tech.

The webcast is free but you will need to cough up a few personal details to sign on.