I think I’ve decided what television I’m going to buy, it’s this Toshiba LCD with integrated DVD player — one less thing to hook up! I’ll give my crappy old Wal-Mart brand one to a thrift shop. It’s got good customer reviews as to picture and sound; there are a lot of complaints about channel changing times, but for the price, I can live with that.
The only thing I have to decide on is the size. The 15″ is $215, the 19″ $255, and the 22″ $305. I don’t want to go any bigger than 22″. I know you’re probably saying “Just get the biggest one you can afford, duh.” But there isn’t a lot of room in that corner, and I don’t like televisions that are so huge that they completely dominate the room.
Another concern is that I absolutely don’t want to wall-mount it. For one thing, it’s not my house, and I’m leery of drilling hardware into the walls; for another, it’s an old house and the plaster in the rooms is rock hard. Just pounding in nails to hang pictures was a chore. So it has to be small enough to stand without overbalancing.