This new Soyo model doesn't offer a lot of frills, but it does deliver full 720p video for less than three bills. One caveat, though: Soyo seems to be out of business.
Sorry for the late post today, folks, and sorry to serve up a one-day-only deal at the same time, but that's what happens on those rare occasions when I travel.
Anyway, today only, Wal-Mart has a 32-inch Soyo LCD TV for just $298, and shipping will run you a mere $4. (You can also opt for in-store pickup, but either way you'll pay sales tax.)
The last time I found a TV that size for that price, it was a not-too-great refurb. This one's brand-new, complete with a one-year warranty.
However, I'm a little concerned by one of the user reviews on Wal-Mart's site that states Soyo is out of business. Sure enough, I can't seem to find a working Web site for the company. Just who will honor this warranty, I'm not sure.
In any case, the Soyo features a 720p/1080i display and HDMI, component, composite, and VGA inputs (one of each, apparently--the specs aren't terribly clear).
In short, it's a pretty bare-bones HDTV, but one that might be ideal for a den, dorm room, game room, or the like.
And I'm going to leave it there (discuss!), as the streets of San Francisco are calling my name. Happy shopping!