Several good friends have asked me what TV they should buy this holiday season. With great prices on "Smart TVs" they were all leaning that direction. The problem with Smart TVs is that you should never buy one.
The main reason: When you buy a Smart TV you're paying a premium for internet-connected apps and services that you can get much cheaper with an accessory (i.e. an Apple TV box for $99). For instance, right now you can buy a 51" Samsung Plasma (720p, not a Smart TV) for $548. You can also pay about $150 more and get the 1080p version of the same TV.Read More