For the last 2 and a half years I've avoided it, using my laptop as a DVD player. But as I lay yesterday, sick on the couch, all I wanted to do was watch Seven Samurai. It had always worked on my laptop before, but after a couple dozen failed attempts and my DVD drive making clicking noises and louder than usual whirring sounds I gave up. It was the last straw. Well, the last straw was actually Sanjuro.
Anyway, after I sell off some junk I no longer need or use I plan on buying a TV along with a DVD/VHS player. I've been out of the loop for so long I have no idea what a good deal is. I'm thinking about Toshiba's 30" widescreen. Plain 'ol tube TV and cheapish. Probably the most I'm willing to spend. I'm wondering if any of you folks have any suggestions before I lay down my ill-gotten cash. I don't want HD and I can't afford LCD/Plasma. And I'd rather not get some piece of crap that will start falling apart on me in a year.
So, Foo, I humbly as you to open your infinite well of knowledge so that I may pee in... errr... drink from it.