Originally Posted by The Mice
I own an LG 55LW5000 passive 3D 55 inch TV that I bought new in 2011. I admit that I have the "upgrade bug" but it would have to be something compelling for me to want to give up 3D, and these changing standards also give me pause for thought. Especially when I would want a 65" to 75" set. At those prices, I don't want to make a mistake.
They are indeed treacherous waters to jump into right now.
Current issues for consumers right now (imo):
TVs being treated like disposable tech (2 year smartphone lifecycle, forced obsolescence)
Inconsistent HDMI spec
Inconsistent HDR format support
Inconsistent display coatings (matte, glossy, reflections)
Same TV model using different displays in different sizes
Lack of firmware update support
TV issues switching between HDR, non-HDR modes and maintaining settings
Companies trying to monetize your TV viewing (Vizio busted for screen capture, Samsung ads on purchased TV with opt-out option not working)
Input lag still an issue for gamers and not advertised spec
Artificial refresh rates instead of true native refresh rates listed
Max brightness not advertised spec (required for good HDR)
These are just off the top of my head. It's a pain in the ass buying a TV these days.