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Re: TeeVee's
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2014, 04:30:20 pm »
Ugh, how old is your TV?

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« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2014, 04:43:05 pm »
14 years. It had a great run and it has lasted longer than any other TV I've had. All the others have crapped out around the 4-6 mark.
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« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2014, 07:00:50 pm »
Holy sh*t!!!! My TV came on!!!! It only took 23.5 hours to do so. Excuse me, I have some serious TV watching that needs to get done before it signs off once and for all.............................................
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« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2014, 07:01:40 pm »
A day without TV sucks. No wonder I'm elated right now!!  ;D :)
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« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2014, 07:11:42 pm »
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Holy sh*t!!!! My TV came on!!!! It only took 23.5 hours to do so. Excuse me, I have some serious TV watching that needs to get done before it signs off once and for all.............................................

This reminds me of the Friends episode where Joey and Chandler got free p Ron on their TV and they never wanted to turn it off in fear it would never come back.
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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2014, 07:26:58 pm »
Definitely sounds like that... talk about an issue that's no longer with us (well, I guess it would be wifi now).

I have to say, I've been thinking about Friends because I was reminded about that big old chair that Joey basically lived in.  I keep thinking about it because there's this ridiculously comfortable leather chair that I've had my eye on for years, but I fear if I got it, it would be the only furniture in my house and I would wind up living in it, and deteriorating, because it's so comfortable I'd never want to get up.  Sometimes things can be too perfect.

Anyway, back to the actual POINT of the thread:

14 years for a TV is an amazing run.  Though 14 years... was it an old tube TV?

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« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2014, 08:08:07 pm »
This reminds me of the Friends episode where Joey and Chandler got free p Ron on their TV and they never wanted to turn it off in fear it would never come back.

lol

It's EXACTLY like that!!!
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« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2014, 08:10:59 pm »
14 years for a TV is an amazing run.  Though 14 years... was it an old tube TV?

Yeah. It's not a one of those Flat Screens. When I bought this particular TV, they didn't even have Flat Screens yet. Well, maybe they did, but they were probably in the 5k range. But I don't remember seeing them on the floor at Circuit City, which is where I bought it from.
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« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2014, 09:20:48 pm »
I got my first flat-screen in 2002 or 2003... because I didn't want to lug my stupid CRT TV/VCR combo up and down the stairs every semester at college.  I was the first in my dorm to have that.  And it lasted me a long time.  Better than that though is the machine I got to go with it: a Region Zero VHS/DVD recorder that I still have and STILL WORKS!

My current TV is the first one I've had since that college TV, and while I don't have the funds yet, I keep salivating at those gorgeous giant 4Ks with their motion smoothing and surround sound and multiple inputs.  But like that leather chair, it might be too much awesome for my humble self.

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« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2014, 03:48:56 am »
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Too much awesome for my humble self

That thar is T-Shirt material
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« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2014, 05:17:39 am »
That thar is T-Shirt material

I agree.  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2014, 01:59:25 pm »
This is why I should get into that awesome, detailed hand-lettering that I see all over the place online.

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« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2014, 09:21:12 am »
Well, I think that's it for my TV now. Since I made that statement on September 21, 2014 when it miraculously came back on, I never haven't  turned it off since then. I kept it on to ride it out for as long as possible. I'm surprised it lasted beyond 4 weeks since that day. Well, 5 minutes ago, the TV turned itself off as I was watching it. This has never happened before, so I take that to be a sign it's done for good. I will spend today researching brands, reading reviews and anything else I maybe need to know. Tomorrow I will head to Target and see what kind of deals they have and take it from there.
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« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2014, 10:25:54 am »
Good luck with that. There's a billion to choose from.
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« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2014, 10:35:02 am »
So, the more I've been reading today about what to look for, the more Smart TV's keep popping up into the mix. I know that Neumatic won't be getting any in the near future, if at all. So, I ask you guys why you would or wouldn't get a Smart TV. I want to hear your take on it to help be make a decision about it one way or another. Would like to hear what you can and can't do with them. I've read what others can and can't, but I'd like to hear your personal reasons here as I trust you both.
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