I am amazed at the prices that are being charged for the quote “Smart TVs” that are available in PanaFoto, AudioFoto, MultiMax, PriceSmart, etc. in David. Adding “Smart” to the TV bumps the price by several hundred dollars.
A much smarter move is to buy the Highest Definition TV you can get with an HDMI input, but without all the other smarts. Add the smarts by buying one of the streaming devices such as an Apple TV or a ROKU 3.
Both of those devices will cost you at most $100. ROKU 3 currently has the most content, but anyone with investment in other Apple gear will like the Apple TV for its AirPlaycapability.
I have an Apple TV and love it. I bought it from the Refurb store in Apple for $85 and had a friend bring it to me. With it, I can watch HULU and see most of the current TV series a few days late. By using the AirPlay feature, I just put HULU on my laptop and send the image to the Apple TV.
I thought I had found a ROKU 3 used and was going to put it in my bedroom. However, it slipped through my fingers. Its advantage would have been having headphones that plug into the remote.
If you are in the market for a new TV, don’t get caught up in the hype of a Smart TV. There are much cheaper ways to accomplish the same thing,