is it really SO terrible to have an lcd / dvd combo?
I am looking for a small (20") LCD TV for a small home office where there's not a lot of real estate for a TV. It also will not be connected to cable or satellite, and will rely on over-the-air reception (luckily, pretty good in my area). I am glad that now the manufacturers are required to have HD tuners built-in, but those models have been slow to come to market. I saw a Sharp LCD at Best Buy with a DVD combo. The DVD is quite hidden--you wouldn't know it was even there. I wasn't going to get a DVD for that room at all since it's a home office, and won't be the main TV of our household, and I don't have a lot of room there. But when I saw the combo at Best Buy, I thought it might be a nice space-saving opportunity.
I know that most people recommend against these combos, since you're probably getting two weak appliances in one machine, rather than one good one. Does anyone have any real-life experience with them? Really, are they SO terrible?
Here is a link that might be useful: Sharp HD LCD TV/ DVD Combo