My old chum!
The main TV set has gone to the big electronics store in the sky. Right after we moved, our other TV was giving us problems....but a $20 thingy fixed it and we were back in business. No such luck with this TV.
In reality, it had been showing signs that it was nearing the end (it is almost 9 yrs old). Nothing we couldn't live with. But last night....one hour before Shark Week....the picture went black, then came back on but pixelated, then normal, and just kept repeating that cycle (each cycle was about 30 sec). We thought it was the cable.....reset boxes, called them.
They sent someone out this morning to look at it, in case it was a signal issue. Nope....signal was good. He tried to swap out the box.....nope. It was the TV.
The good news is that G-man just had 12 hours of OT, and he recently got a small bonus at work. We hadn't planned on using this money on a TV, but we will have enough to get it. We will definitely be getting a larger unit...32" ain't what it used to be. Otherwise...not sure. We have really liked our LG, so there is a good chance we will get another.
The TV lived a relatively long electronics life....9 years. We had been watching this particular model for awhile and bought it on sale.....3 months after we lost our girls. It was part of the Christmas spending spree that year when I was trying to feel better.
In the meantime....we have our Old Faithful in the bedroom. It will due for a few days.
We decided against getting one from Craigslist or Offer Up. Mostly because we would have no recourse if it crapped out. If we were getting an extra TV or were desperate....maybe we would feel differently. But we will be getting something new.
Anyone get a new TV lately????