Looking to buy an HDTV? Overwhelmed by nerd ninjas throwing 1080i ninja stars from behind darkened computer monitors, chuckling as you trip over cords and incomprehensible guidebooks?

Penned by Gawker’s own Joel Johnson, here’s, “the HDTV Primer that’s anything but comprehensive, but short enough you can stick it in your pocket on your next trip to the showroom.” *

HDTV Guide: The short and sweet version” [Lifehacker]

*Disclaimer: May not actually solve your nerd ninja problem. But at least you’re sitting pretty with an HDTV while they’re still skulking along dirty rooftops.