Smart and stylish. Those word describe your mom, and the Samsung UNF6300. Samsung's least-expensive 2013 set to include the company's Smart TV suite and signature thin-legged stand, it's also a good bargain. Can't find it? The 2014 alternative is the UNH6350 series.
If practicality is mom's main MO, Vizio's E series is the ticket. Yes, it has Smart TV and minimalist styling, and yes the picture is very good, but what she'll really love is the price. If this 2013 version proves hard to find, look for the 2014 "B" model numbers.
"M" could stand for Mom, especially if she's a practical lady who appreciates Vizio's value-driven ethos yet also wants something easy on the eyes--in terms of both picture quality and external appearance. The M series outdoes less-expensive Vizios with its styling chops.