Over the last weekend, our "upstairs" TV (25" Sony, circa 1992) started "bleeding" red.† I could tell that the picture tube was getting worse, but now it is finally getting ugly.† Everything is pretty fuzzy and now the color reds "bleed/streak across the screen.† †
The current plan is to take the old "new" TV (27" Magnavox) and move that one upstairs.† That way, the new "new" TV will go in the lower family room (where we do most of our TV/DVD watching).
We've been looking for a new TV for the last 4 months, and we finally got off our butts and went shopping for a new TV. We finally got off our butts because the old TV mentioned above finally just up and died. Wont even work now, tube is completely shot. Nothing like necessity to motivate you.
Like I mentioned in the earlier post, we were considering moving the 27" Magnavox upstairs and buying a new TV for the Family Room (basement), but we decided against it. The wife decided it would be too tricky to accomodate a big TV upstairs (too much rearranging), so we decided to leave the TV where it was and buy a new one for the upstairs.
We finally decided on this little guy:http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,1398,00.html
Sharp AQUOS 15" LCD
I ended up ordering it on-line last night (as BB was sold-out). Got a great deal too by ordering on-line (including tax and shipping it was still cheaper then just the best buy sale price).
It seemed to have everything we were looking for for an upstairs TV. Looking at all the TVs in the 13-17" range, we really liked the color on this guy best. It isn't HDTV, but rather EDTV (enhanced TV). We figured that was OK because we don't have digital cable or satellite, so none of the programs we watch now are in HDTV format anyway.
We decided on a slightly smaller screen because this TV is primarily only used for watching the TV news before bedtime or the morning news before work. We don't really do too much TV or movie watching upstairs, as all the good DVD equipment is downstairs.
All and all, pretty happy with this TV. I think it should serve it's purpose well.