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A Question For Those Who Know Technology (TVs To Be Exact)

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Aug 9, 2006
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Ok, so here's the deal:

My brother is moving out of where he is living now and is going to be getting a place on his own. This is his first time living without roommates and he doesn't have much furniture or anything to put in his apartment (as of yet).

He was talking to me and my parents and was saying how awful his 12 year old tv is (he pretty much has to unplug it for it to turn off, etc). So I thought it would be a great idea to buy him a tv for Christmas.

There are only two problems.

  1. I'm poor.
  2. I know nothing about TVs.
So here are two options (both quite different from each other) that I can probably afford.
Polaroid 19" Widescreen LCD HDTV with Digital Tuner, TLA-01911C - Wal-Mart

Sanyo 30" Widescreen Flat-Tube TV with Digital Tuner, HT30547 - Wal-Mart

I'd ask him which he'd prefer, but that would totally defeat the purpose of surprising him with a nice Christmas present. I know the first one is an HDTV and he'll probably not be able to afford HD Programming, but he may at some time in the future.

So, for those of you who know technology, which do you believe would be the best option? Do you have any feelings one way or the other?

Any advice or insight that any of you can give will be GREATLY appreciated!