After a full 24 hours of rain on Sunday I tuned on the TV last night to watch the new season show launches and after several loud cracks my TV died. Completely dead, the tube has gone. I didn’t get to watch a thing.
Assuming it’s the tube as (that’s where the sounds were coming from and it's gone black), is it worth fixing? Probably not. The TV is over 9 years old and had done me proud, so I wouldn’t think they even make parts for it any more?
So I need a new TV, and fast. It’s such a big part of my home entertainment, and has been free (other than electricity costs) up til now.
I have a hot lead on a new 40" LCD though; one of the guys at work used to work for Samsung and is still able to get them at cost. I’ll do some comparison shopping online today to see what the retail price is and how much I'd save that way. A shiny white one is so appealing after a lifetime of black or gray ones.
The other alternative would be to buy one second hand through the Trading Post or on EBay.
Any thoughts on how I should purchase my new TV?
Other than ‘with cash’ of course, that goes without saying! :-)