JustAnEngineer wrote:Get a TV that can display 1080p24 and 1080p60 for good video playback. Don't bother with all of the "Smart TV" stuff. That's all inside your TiVo, anyway. You just need the TV to work as a good monitor.
DancinJack wrote:I honestly wouldn't buy a "smart" TV unless there is some OMG feature you want/need. A 99 dollar, or less, Roku serves me much better than those features.
Having said that, take a look at the LG WebOS tv's . Image quality is plenty good and you get all the features you want.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1 ... smart.html
edit: amazon link if you want it http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-55 ... B00II6VW3M
BIF wrote:Guys, all TVs are going "smart". Soon, you won't be able to avoid them. So saying "avoid Smart" may not be as helpful as you think you are being.
I was in the evil Best Buy today and saw some nice Vizio (I never remember how to spell it) models. I saw some TVs that had curved screens, and I've decided that I don't like them curved.
I also saw some Vizio models in the 60", 70", and (I think) 80" sizes; bigger than what the OP wants, I know. But I have the fever now... I only have a 30" Westinghouse panel right now, so maybe that's why the big screens caught my attention. I had no idea that a 60" screen could be had for under $1,000!
My only problem now is the ORIGINAL PROBLEM. And that is that Hollywood keeps making so much crap I don't want to see. Sure, the TV is bigger, more clear, brighter. But do I really need to see the same old crap bigger, brighter, and more clearly?
anotherengineer wrote:Ugh. You're locked into your provider's tuner box. In the U.S., we have Cablecard.Up here in Canada so get the cable box from the provider.
JustAnEngineer wrote:anotherengineer wrote:Ugh. You're locked into your provider's tuner box. In the U.S., we have Cablecard.Up here in Canada so get the cable box from the provider.