The Life and Death of a Titan

TV Died.

It’s been a rocky journey.  We’ve had a used Samsung DLP for about 4 years that was gifted by our brother in law.  It had a rough life in our household displaying many trouble codes over the years, but I’m pretty sure the only fix I did was bypass some sort of safety switch.  I’m sure that had nothing to do with its downfall years later.

Over the past few months white pixels have been appearing on the screen.  It’s gotten to the point that the screen is pretty much covered in snow at all times.  I’ve gotten used to it but it is pretty annoying in those classic space scenes where they pan through blackness and stars.  So half the stars are moving and half stay still and just stare at you.

Last night I tried to turn the TV on, it made several attempts, lots of noises, and then started blinking it’s three little lights of doom.  After attempting the brute force method I did get a dimly lit TV long enough to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, then it kicked the bucket.

Personally I blame the boy.  His fascination with buttons that do things (where’d he get that from?) has led to many unnecessary power cycles that the TV was not prepared for.  I also blame the Roku which is responsible for turning the TV on 5 minutes after I turn it off every night.  This may be the TV’s revenge for being left on and alone all night.

Farewell my sweet prince.

Now what?  

How do I fill this void? Heal this wound? Right this wrong? Bring justice to this injustice? Fill these shoes?

I don’t know.  I’ve been thinking it would be nice to not have a TV in our living room.  We’ve survived for years without a TV in the bedroom, who needs one in the living room?!  The room is really not designed to have a TV anyway.  Right now it’s in a corner in front of 2 windows.  Any replacement would be a wall mount which means it would either be on a large articulating mount in the corner, on a drop down mount above the fire place because I hate TV’s above fireplaces, or on the opposite wall which faces the fireplace.  Problem with that is that I can’t face any seating towards it.

Solution?  Don’t get a TV?  I’m not sure my couch sitting ass could handle that.  Happily, I can’t afford one right now anyway so I guess I’ll find out.  

Don’t be surprised if I post something tomorrow about my brand new TV.

-jed

1 thought on “The Life and Death of a Titan

  1. Sounds like you need to make something that drops down from the ceiling when you want to watch 🙂 I see a project in your future…

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