So I'm finally getting a HD tv. I'm late to the game, but I always found something else to spend the money on. My TV requirements are not large, I just want to upgrade the quality of the picture, not my entire lifestyle. In particular I don't want to rearrange my living room. That means fitting a television into the cabinet where we already have the rest of our stack. Turns out I only have about 36" clearance in that cabinet, which means a 32" television.
Fair enough. I go hunting. 720p, 2HDMI ports, 5000:1 contrast ratio whatever that means. I was looking at the Sony Bravia, but when it came time to get one I saw a Samsung for the same price and better stats, so I got that one. Just got it hooked up.
And then I realized the variable I hadn't considered.
The television just fits into my cabinet, leaving maybe a half inch or a little more clearance on each side.
The A/V port #2 is on the *side* of the television.
I have no way to plug in a second device. It just plain physically won't fit.
That's a pain.
Well, when the new cable box shows up and switches to HDMI that'll free up the A/V port in the back for something. But, still, annoying.