So I've subsisted on my 27" CRT TV by JVC for 20 years now and think it's finally time to move up. This isn't easy for me in my crowded condo.
I may need to pay a junk service to remove the old TV (it's gotta be like 120 pounds or something; my college pal and I just about died moving it up stairs to my place in 1997) and a couple old cabinets. I have a modest IKEA entertainment center that I can move over as a proper platform for a flatscreen in the "43-48" range.
But I'm completely flabbergasted by the brands, choices, features and options. I never find anything consistent in terms of consumer reviews online for any brand. Everybody loves every brand, everybody hates every brand, or so it seems. While I think the newer curved screens are neat, it's just me and my cat
, I don't think we really need to be able to see the screen from the corners of the room.
I'm not a huge media junkie. Don't have a modern videogame console, and use a Roku player primarily for Netflix. I only have a BluRay player on my PC, but will probably get something once I get a flatscreen TV.
I think 1920X1080 for me is fine; I don't think 4K is something my miserable eyesight would even appreciate. I'm on Cox cable and have its HD minibox.
Mainly I just wanted to ask if folks here would recommend any particular TV brand and why? Perhaps it'll be the same as elsewhere and there'll be no consensus
, but I would still appreciate any input/insights.