HELP! My TV Died!

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    This is a serious post.
    Our TV that Hubby bought to watch the 2006 Winter Olympics just crashed. Kaput.
    We need to replace it ASAP and I am swamped with work and no time to research.

    Can anyone recommend a good HD TV under $1,000?
    I believe this one is 40" so that or maybe 42" (doesn't need to be gigante).

    Many thanks. You may have saved my marriage! MM

    1. Bill Manning profile image73
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've gone without a TV for over 10 years, best thing that I ever did. Try to not get another one and see how much better your life is without one, really. smile

  2. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Mighty Mom,

    Here is a link to one on Amazon, if it helps.

    I'm not sure of the design or other things regarding it, but just checked to see.

  3. Hestia DeVoto profile image62
    Hestia DeVotoposted 8 years ago

    Conventional tv and cable have gone the way of the dodo at my house.  We all watch via the Internet now.

  4. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    Think about features.  Some new TVs have Netflix and other streaming built in - that will likely become very important in the future. has a great section on HDTV advice.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    For a major purchase such as this, I would drop by:

  6. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    ...or drop by your local library magazine section and get the brand recommendations for

  7. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    You will get some good help over at the HD forums

    But you can't go wrong with anything Panasonic.

  8. profile image0
    jerrylposted 8 years ago

    Mighty Mom,  I have a 46 inch and a 40 inch Samsung.

    I have never had trouble with either.  My 46 inch tv also
    doubles as my computer screen.

    The 40 inch was bought at walmart for about $750.00.

    Hope you find what you are looking for.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    An afterthought…

    Just how dead is it?

    Is there a reset button in back?

    Is there a fuse in back?

    Have you tried rebooting it (unplug/re-plug)?

    Tried giving it a good whack or two?smile

  10. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    LOL and thanks all.
    The TV is really dead, it's really most sincerely dead.
    Hubby has been doing research on a replacement.
    Thanks for all the tips.
    Unfortunately, NOT having a TV is NOT an option in this home.
    As a matter of fact (and this is so sad) we could not have my mother-in-law over for dinner tonight because we don't have TV for her to watch.
    Now you all know our sick little truth.
    Me, I'm cool with just my little old laptop and an Internet connection!

    1. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol lol

      Well Mighty Mom, I hope you find a replacement quick. You wouldn't want to keep your mother-in-law out of your house for too long. lol lol lol

  11. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Follow up to yesterday's post.
    We ended up with a SONY LED (not LCD) because LED is supposed to save energy.
    There is a story about the set up of the new TV but I am too exhausted to share it!
    Thanks again all for your inputs and concern.
    And yes, Cags. We will now be able to entertain my dear sweet MIL for Thursday Night Football! lol lol lol


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