so my parents are in the market for a new TV. their 21 month LG dropped to the ground because the flimsy plastic stand broke. no extended warranty because we believed in the bathtub curve. Requirements: -40+ inches -at least 2 HDMI -good SD up-scaling -1080p -fantastic colours -great viewing angle -sturdy stand that won't break! Not interested: -smart TV -3D TV -disk player so presumably an older model is better? but i've no idea what TV to get, as any review/retail site will push you towards a newer 3D or smart TV.