My TV is on it's last legs (problems with lines on the screen on start-up and these persisting for ever-lengthening periods).
We had budgeted for a cheapy from January sales, but bespoke offers of Amazon vouchers has essentially doubled our £300 budget.
Our thoughts on specs:
Size - 40 or 42" to fit into it's place
Resolution - 1080p - 4ks are not much use just now
3D - Definitely not, don't like the fad nor forsee it being used ever even if TV had it, so not willing to pay to sit wearing silly specs and the extra purchase cost
Smart/Wi-Fi - not really essential - we have HD Virgin Media cable which delivers all the on-demands as well as owning peripherals which have more channels/apps than most Smart TVs have built-in
USB functionality - has to be able to play the various video formats of movies from a portable HDD.
Budget - £300-550. but looking for quality/VFM on either end of that price range.