posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 07:24 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
I wouldn't worry about smart vs standard at all - as, as others have pointed out, you can pick up a Chrome, Fire, or Roku stick - or an Android KODI
box - for $20-30 bucks (ish) - or you can repurpose an old laptop or PC into a HTPC ( home theater PC ) and slap your streaming apps and programs onto
I'd more focus on the TV itself and look for the best quality and screen size in your price range. For a quality picture pay attention to things like
whether the television offers 1080p or 1080i
( 1080p has about twice
as many pixels ), whether or not the set has
and as you shop, check to see
how well the image handles viewing from various angles. Some cheap TV's only have a decent picture if you're dead center in front of them... and
that's not good.
Also given that it's already mid September, I'd consider holding off until the Holidays if you can. Black Friday always sees fairly good entry level
televisions being sold as loss leaders and at a large discount.
If you look around and are patient you can probably get an awesome deal. My TV is a Polaroid 42" UHDTV that I found on sale and, after haggling I
ended up paying $214.00 total for it AND a 5 year replacement plan / warranty.