I don't really watch tv, and I like physical media so I've never bothered with set top boxes, on-demand, or anything like that. But my mum and dad's (15-year old CRT) tv just died and they're trying to figure out what to get... They don't have sky or cable or anything like that, currently just using a freeview box (which still works). Oh and the internet connection is not too fast.
So, they can just get a decent, normal TV, and carry on as before. But they do watch a lot so I was wondering about on-demand stuff or set-top recorders etc. Probably mainly recorders.
So... What to suggest? Smart TVs seem a bit, well, complicated. And possibly over-featured. And seem to lack recording?
But then, freeview recorder boxes seem fairly expensive for what you get, especially since most seem to be more or less unbranded- cheap freeview boxes seem to be more or less disposable and, frankly, a bit shit so not really keen for them to spend £70 or thereabouts for something of that spec.
All in all I haven't a clue. I'm tempted to just send them off to get the cheapest quality-brand 32 inch tv they can find but maybe I can do a wee bit better for them? So any advice would be really helpful