So, my listing currently has an ancient Sony CRT which has never worked very well, but it clearly deteriorating. Fortunately most of my guests don’t care about the TV - at least that is what they say, and nobody has complained in the reviews about the TV yet.
However, I clearly need to either replace the TV, or take TV off the amenities listed. I think it’s best to replace it - people do expect a TV.
I was thinking of the
Sony 80 cm (32 inches) Bravia KLV-32R422F HD Ready LED TV (Black)
which at Rs. 28990 (approx USD 415) is at the high end of the 32 inch standard Sony TVs. The cheapest Sony in that range is Rs. 22,990 (approx USD 330), so there isn’t a big spread.
32 inches is the biggest that room can take - it’s not a big room. And my take on Smart TVs is that they are not such a good idea, aside from being more expensive. See, for example
I suppose the main issue is whether there is significant risk of damage. Obviously, the more expensive TVs like Sony provide better image and sound quality in general.
For now, the TV is going to be on a tabletop. I’ve considered various other options, such as a wall mount, and a floor tv stand, but they all have different problems in the confined space of my room.
Feedback and thoughts appreciated.
ADDENDUM: After some feedback, I’d want to take an informal poll. If you have had a TV in your STR damaged, I’d like to hear about it. And mention whether it is/was wall mounted or on a tabletop, please.