Good bare-bones TV set for people who don't know which features are the bones
June 9, 2010 3:12 PM Subscribe
We're thinking about getting rid of our 1975 digital-tunerless Zenith and buying a new TV set. I've never in my life purchased a television and I'm a bit bewildered by the many options.
posted by escabeche to shopping (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
What we do with the TV set: watch DVDs and VHS tapes on it. What I think we would do with a new TV set that we can't do now: watch Hulu (wirelessly? Is this possible?) or other things we currently watch on the laptop, and occasionally broadcast TV. When the kid is older I can imagine having a videogame system. Our current TV is 27", which seems about the right size. So: what is worth having in 27" or a little bigger TV, which does not need to have fancy features, HDTV, etc., but which can receive input from a MacBook Pro? Do I need to know anything about HDCP, 720p vs. 1080p, LED/LCD vs. LED vs. plasma? Is it a bad idea to buy a factory-refurb TV?
If the goal of communicating with the laptop is going to drastically increase the price of the set, tell me that, too -- I can live without that.