We still use our analog TV for over the air broadcasts (no cable or satellite monthly charges, nor do we want that added expense). My wife and I both watch NetFlix from time to time ($7.99 per month). Mostly for the older TV shows that are available.
So, her birthday is coming up and I'd like to get a low-end, decent digital flat screen TV to replace "THE TON OF BRICKS" tube TV that currently sits in our living room, on which the picture has slowly degraded over the past few months.
I've noticed that prices have come way down recently for digital flat screens. I don't have much in the budget, (I'd like to spend around $300). But I've seen some available for around that amount. I'm thinking something like a 32 inch or slightly bigger screen - we don't have that much space and I'd like to put it in the corner where the old tube TV is now located.
I sure could use some advice - for instance:
1. What brands to avoid? What brands are best?
2. Pretty sure that we can't get an LED or Plazma, it's probably an LCD, right?
3. Screen resolution - what to get 720p or 1080p or what?
4. Rear connections - what's important? We currently have a cheap $80 BluRay/DVD player (can use HDMI or RCA connectors), currently runs NetFlix for us also, plus I have an old stereo amplifier (1990's) that has RCA connectors on the rear that I can run audio through to my 1990's stereo speaker system (or do I need to do that?).
5. What is the hertz rating - a lot of what I see on the low-end stuff is 60 Hz, is it necessary or that much better to go with something higher?
6. Any other features I should be looking for?
Thanks for any help all you TV-techies can offer!
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