I saw the early signs months ago. But I ignored it. I thought if I left it alone, it would get better over time. Just when it looked like it was dead, it would jump back alive a minute or two later. Then I had to start nudging it a bit to see some life.
But last night, even after some nudges, there was no life.
It was gone.
Don't worry, the cat is ok. But not the TV.
My TV died yesterday. I have no clue what was going wrong. I could turn it on, it would work well for a number of minutes and then shut off. At first it would be a minute or two and it would click back on. That 2 minutes soon became 5, then 10. I noticed I could give it a nice Fonzie smack and it would come back on. But that stopped working effectively. I pounded it pretty good last night (all in an effort to watch the Brewers game). But it never came back. In fact, there wasn't any of the usual responses.
So I guess I am in the market for a new TV. I don't think I even owned this one for 10 years. The old one I gave to my mother still works fine and that on is going on 20 years. I probably could get it fixed, but it would cost close to a new one. What is the point then?
I probably should go HDTV, but don't see the point. So I could get a handful of shows and sporting events that look extra sharp. So what. I don't need anything huge either. 32-36 is fine. I could go LCD. That would satisfy my need.
But do I need Hi Def? Give me some feedback people.