1) Don't plan on recording onto DVR via component. I'm not even sure what that means, making that limitation a non-issue.
2) Don't have or plan on getting HD satellite or even cable, on-demand or otherwise. I have antenna and only want antenna -- so that limitation is a non-issue.
3) Don't need no fancy schmancy electronics, multiple boxes etc.
I really only want to watch TV (network, broadcast TV) how I want and when I want. For the last 12 years I have had a 19-inch TV/VCR combo. Yes, I still "tape" shows on the old-fashioned VHS when I'm not home to watch. No problem with components malfunctioning independently, and rendering the rest of the set unworkable. No, I've gotten along fine with the low-tech combo so far and was hoping to be able to upgrade modestly and conveniently.
In all honesty, my desire to upgrade has nothing to do with the quality of my current TV/VCR -- it's just a little small at 19 inches. But I can't upgrade the TV without losing the recording capability since it's a combo. (OK, so that's the 1st drawback to the combo I've had in 12 years.)
I can't believe I'm the only one on the planet with low-tech needs and ambitions -- hence, I can't believe that some manufacturer hasn't provided a solution.
Now I'm just venting . . .
Thanks for the responses.