When it comes to a television set, it doesn't take much to make me and Cliff happy. Our living room is small, so a really large TV wouldn't work even if we wanted one; and we've never had a problem watching analog television; we grew up with it, after all. We are not connoisseurs. Personally, I don't watch enough television for it to matter.
We bought our current, cheap set at Walmart. It's starting to fail us: no remote will work with it now, so we watch it by way of the VCR so we can still switch channels from our chairs with the VCR remote; if we turn it off with the captions running (Cliff uses captions because he's hard of hearing) it sometimes won't come back on.
We're going to have to make a decision soon on what type TV to buy.
Everybody knows the old cheap analog televisions will eventually be a thing of the past, and for years I've thought we'd be forced into buying one of the expensive HD sets the next go-around. Not so: it seems that people with cable or satellite will still be able to view programs on the old sets... it's only those who use an antenna who will be out of luck when the big change takes place (supposedly at the end of this year); here's a quote: "Many analog television owners won’t need a converter: 85 percent of Americans now get all their television from cable or satellite providers, so for the most part the change-over won’t affect them." I found that information HERE.
So, I am not nearly as apprehensive now about going shopping for a television. We might even find what we want at Walmart again.