I'm in the market for a new telly - it's been a few years and things have moved on considerably, although I'm not sure it's for the best!?
I've a half decent set up that's not bad for my needs - Denon 2310 AV Amp, a 40" Sony, Wharfedale Diamond floorstanders, centre & rears, Panny Freesat PVR/Blu-Ray player/recorder and a PS3 (plus turntable& CD player).
Broadly I'm after a bigger (50", maybe 55") high quality screen - I don't mind paying for that quality, but want the cash to go on the picture and not a load of bells and whistles that I'll never use like the functionality to draw on the picture with a light pen, or to video conference, or to change channels using my mobile, or to facebook my mates whilst watching the football etc. etc!
It strikes me that all the top TVs are full of stuff I just don't want - my PS3 and the Panny box between them already do more 'smart' things than I use...I currently don't even use the tuner or speakers on the TV - it's just there for the picture.
So help! Is there such a thing as a good quality screen out there, or am I doomed to spend half my budget on unwanted frippery and widgets???