One week ago my old CRT TV died. Although I could easily live without a TV (i only watched it cca 30 mins a month), other members of the family would welcome a new tv.
What the family will do:
1) Watching crappy analogue TV signal (and digital in 1-2 years, when they will finally launch it here)
3) Watching TV shows d/l-ed from the net (SDTV quality)
2) Watching DVD movies (of sometimes bad quality - DVD-Rs from friends where a 3 hour movie with 3 5.1 audio channels is transcoded with CloneDVD to DVD-5 :a)
Blu-ray playback is not planned, altough possible in the future. Also no gaming console will be connected. Since I am a "wannabe enthusiast" desperately short on free time, i would like also some extra functions and lot of settings that i could play with. Also good sound quality is always welcomed. I'd appreciate picture-in-picture functionality, but from what i've seen, this is incredibly rare on current models.
Based on the requirements above, i think theres no reason to go for a Full HD television. I've been looking at the SHARP LC-37X20E, but I'm not sure if it's any good. Phillips TV s with AmbiLight feature look also very interesting, but i couldnt find any reviews.
Can you give me an advice what models i shoud look for ? Thanks