I've never kept up with TV technology at all. The little I've read and learned and bought has all been strictly audio. But now Mom's shopping for a TV for her room. Since I know NOTHING on the subject, I'd really appreciate it if those of you who DO know about it could chime in with some advice.
She went shopping and already narrowed it down to two choices. Either a Panasonic Viera TC-L26X1 (link) or a Samsung LN26B460 (link). They're both 26" LCD's, and she can get either one for $419. She's slightly concerned that the Panasonic only has 2 HDMI ports whereas the Samsung has three, but I can't foresee her needing more than two. If, however, she does, do those HDMI extenders actually work? Do they significantly degrade the PQ? Keep in mind she'll be watching the news, quilting programs, and occasional movies. So while we all want it to have a great picture, no one's going to be over critical of it.
Which is the better unit? Which would better suit her? What does she need to know during this shopping phase that I don't know to tell her? She's looking to buy sometime tomorrow (Thursday) evening.
Any and all advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated!