I've pretty much ignored TV advances and I've been utterly overwhelmed when walking into a shop that sells TV's.
The first thing I need to do is decide on whether I want plasma or LCD, but a lot of the advice I've been reading seems to be a year or more old and I understand that things can change a lot in a year. I'm looking at getting something between 40 and 50 inches.
My lounge is quite sunny and I do sometimes watch TV during the day. I prefer not to have to pull all the curtains and plunge the room into darkness. My existing TV gets some glare on it from a ranch slider window that is behind me if I sit directly in front of it. From what I've read an LCD would be a better option than a plasma for this set-up. Is that correct? Do most plasma's have highly glossy screens that cause reflections while LCD's can have matte screens that reflect a lot less?
I've also read that LCD's use a lot less power than plasma. Is this still true with current models on the market?
As far as my input sources go I've got a Magic TV box for Freeview, a Wii and a DVD player. In the future I might upgrade to a Blueray player. I definitely want full HD, which I understand is 1920 x 1080, and I understand that progressive is better than interlaced, correct?
While I would like internet on the TV I'm thinking that I'm probably better off ignoring all of the existing offerings as many of them limit you to just a few websites that they've made TV-friendly (i.e. YouTube). Instead I should probably wait for Google TV (or something similar) to arrive that offers full internet access, apps, etc; and that is just a little box that I plug into the TV. Does this reasoning sound solid?