Home Theater/Buying a new TV
Between these two TVs, which one is the better buy? (The smart TV aspect is a plus, but not a necessity as I already have an apple TV box that can be hooked up to non-smart/wifi TVs)
This one: www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia%26%23153%3B+-+50%26%2334%3B+Class+(49-1/2%26%2334%3B+Diag.)+-+LCD+-+1080p+-+60Hz+-+HDTV/4882763.p?id=1218572401469&skuId=4882763&strId=523&strClr=true#tabbed-customerreviews
Or this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2DY0S44136
They'll be more or less identical from a functional perspective, especially with the AppleTV. I'd go with the Best Buy purchase though, because you can likely buy it locally (assuming you live near a Best Buy location) and it will be supported locally (that is, if you get a dud, you don't have to eat a hefty return shipping charge to get it replaced). I'd also add that the Newegg link is not actually a product sold by Newegg, it's sold by a third-party, and I would strongly caution you to avoid such transactions (both on Newegg and Amazon), unless you know the third-party is a quality dealer (for example Bose Corporation has a storefront on Amazon). And finally, the Best Buy option costs less and is not a refurbished unit.
The Insignia therefore seems like a safer bet, and once the AppleTV is factored in, will be no different in terms of performance.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.