I recently decided to buy a new smart TV and am having problems deciding which model to choose. I currently have a 32 inch LG TV (not smart) but extremely easy to use its features and a good picture. I also have a 26 inch Samsung TV which is not as user friendly as the LG. Also the EPG on the LG is much clearer than the Samsung. I was in a large retail store yesterday and asked to see how different a new LG TV is to my old one and was appalled to see that they have changed the central pedestal to two claw like stands on either end of the set. The JLP salesman said the 2015 sets were all like that. Strange indeed, as other manufacturers huge sets still had the central pedestal. I ruled out LG for that reason as I think the two side supports are ugly & look like a modification to increase stability. Next, I checked out the other TV's on display and thought the Panasonic had the most natural picture. TBH, all the pictures were good but the colour & contrast was set best on the Panasonic. I asked the salesman to demonstrate how to set up a reminder for a programme later in the day. He found the EPG quickly but was unable to set up a reminder for a future programme. He searched again & found the Freetime guide but this was for programmes already broadcast. I suppose this was catch up TV. He called on another salesman who had a Panasonic TV at home & he spent a few minutes searching for this elusive reminder timer but to no avail. He concluded that it must not be on all TV's & both said it was probably because of the smart features. I asked them if they used the feature at home and both admitted they did not. My new TV must have a reminder set up for future programmes and it must also be easy to set up Favourite Channels. Both are extremely easy to do on my LG set & I do so after every retune. I find the Samsung set very long winded for Favourites, easy for setting reminders but the EPG does not make best use of the space available. To many of you, like the JLP salesmen, you probably think such features are unimportant but they stop me from missing favourite programmes & new programmes I find on the EPG. I would like a reply from anyone using these features on a smart TV that is currently on sale or at least one under a year old.