I have had my current television (a 27-inch screen set from Sony) for a bit over a decade now. From time to time, I've thought about getting a new set...usually because I've always wished mine was just a bit larger. But then, I usually figure I can't afford it and end my thinking with "I'll just keep this one until it blows up". But now I've done something that's going to really require my buying a new set...I've ordered a Playstation 3. Of course, getting a new video game console doesn't absolutely require a new set...except that this system also happens to be a blu-ray player...a very good blu-ray player I am told, in fact. My old TV obviously isn't a high-definition set so I want to get one that will properly show off blu-ray discs and this means I'll finally be able to get a larger size screen. I don't want a projection TV...my living room isn't that large...so I'm thinking of one of these thin flat-screen sets. My nephew says I should get a Vizio...but I kind of have my eye on a 40-inch Sony set (though I could wind up getting one a bit smaller). I've mentioned this TV-buying quest of mine on a favorite DVD site and a couple there have basically told me I shouldn't consider anything that isn't a Sony or a Samsung, which makes me feel better about my interst for the Sony. It may still be a few weeks before I I settle on a set. I'm not planning on buying any Blu-ray movies until after Christmas. That way, my family can possibly get me some as Christmas gifts.
Of course, I'm already thinking about what movies to get on Blu-ray. I've read one of the best-looking classic movies in this new format is "The Searchers" which just happens to be one of my favorite movies. I've also heard good things about The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Wizard of Oz, Silverado and others. Most of the movies I'm thinking of I already have on standard DVD so I'll only get the Blu-ray versions if they are definite improvements over the DVD releases.