ACCK!!! My T.V. died!!!

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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/17/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG!!!! What am I going to do???
My TV just up and croaked!!!!!
GRRRR!!! mad
OK.. I'm a total TV-aholic!!!
I like to have it on as back ground noise .. even if I'm not watching it.  I can be hammering away on my laptop, or cooking, or cleaning or doing absolutely nothing.. but I gotta have that stupid boob-tube on. shocked
So??  What would you do if your computer just up and died???  How would you handle it???
Just wondering,
 
Patti
 
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/17/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I think if either my tv or my computer up and died on me, I would curl up into a ball and cry. Isn't that sad?

I am very dependent on my computer-without it I can't do my school work! It's also the main way I stay in touch with friends and family since I'm not a big fan of the telephone and writing letters cramps my hand terribly. So a computer is a must for me!

As for the t.v.-ok, I could survive without it, but I'd be bummed out if it died. T.V. is my "go to" comfort on my really bad flare days.

I am so sorry that your t.v. has croaked on you-Any chance it's just a loose wire or something? Did it come unplugged? Did you turn it ON?? (my hubby once started yelling about the tv not working, and it turns out he had not turned the darn thing on-and I'M the spacey one!?!??) I hope you can get it fixed..erm, do they have tv repairmen anymore??? If not-I hope you can get yourself a new one! If you're truly desperate, you could always just drive up to my place and watch mine. lol
love and hugs
~danielle


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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/17/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Do  you have a television in another room?  I have five TV's in my house!  LOL  And I hardly watch them.  I used to use them as background noise but now, with my hearing problems, I just turn them off when not watching.  When my main TV in the family room died, I ran out that day and bought another one.  I can't be without my news "fix"!
 
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Agmaar
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   Posted 2/17/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh bummer.  sad    I use the TV for background noise too, and occasionally pay attention to it.  With our financial downsizing - we're just hoping nothing major dies ...
Rich
 
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patsie
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   Posted 2/17/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I am the odd one out here I bet. I hate the tv unless I am really in to a show which is very rare. We have them all over this house and I ask myself why??? I would beam you one Patti!!!!

Now my music is another matter. If I lost my piano or sound system I would then go nuts. I love all kinds of music too, just depends on my mood.

Are you sure you didn't get in a fog and pull the plug by mistake LOL.

Patsie

pattipanda
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   Posted 2/17/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   

LOL.. I must have been a little foggy when I wrote this post.. I said what would you do if your commuter died... I meant TV.. but it seems you figured that out!  Sheesh!!  (however I think I'd truly lose my mind w/o my laptop, no games, no forum, no google, no email .. eek that would be the pits)

Here's the latest..  hubby (being the genius that he is), took the little TV in the kitchen and put it on a TV table, LOL.. the screen is a quarter of the size of our livingroom tv.  So I at least have that for now.

The thing died while I was away overnight... when hubby woke up this morning it was dead.  So for once, I had nothing to do with it.  **whew**  No foggy moment of unplugging it or something weird like that.

The problem.. in this economy and with me not working at the moment the cost of another tv scares the heck outta me. 

:) 


Patti
 
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
You know, it didn't seem the least bit strange to me that you went from talking about your t.v. dying to asking us what we'd do if our computer died. So...what's that say about me?? lol!
love and hugs
~danielle


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I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   

LOL @ U Danielle... sounds like you're getting to know me or we think the same way.. I don't know.  Fibro-mites just seem to "get" fibro-mites.  Thank GOD!!!!

Hugs!!


Patti
 
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donnaeil
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   Posted 2/17/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
HI,

Are you sure that your tv is not working due to some stations changing their signals today?

If so, all you need is converter box.

Donnaeil

Sherrine
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   Posted 2/17/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Donnaeil, that's great!  I forgot all about that.  I think it's something like 641 stations converting to digital.  Thanks for reminding all of us!
 
Sherrine
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manga fan
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   Posted 2/18/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
hi, i watch alot of movies on dvd because i dont feel well alot of times , pain and now dizzy spells

pattipanda
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   Posted 2/18/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, I watch movies and shows that my husband downloads on to dvds alot too.

Well the TV problem didn't have anything to do with the HD conversion, just a freaky coinsedence.. I was hoping that was all that was wrong.. but no.  The power button has gone gaflooie.  The TV is only 4 yrs old and of course the warrantee has expired. 

Talk about poor workmanship... the tv cost about $500.00 shakehead    It was a name brand but I won't post the name, don't want to get in any trouble for that. 

So, hubby and son will pull it out of the entertainment center tonight and see if something else has gone wrong .. like a wire coming out or something.  Hubby's pretty convinced that it's dead.  Of course he wants one of those big screen plasma EXPENSIVE jobs. Good grief.. I hope if we have to buy a new one it will last longer than this one.

BTW.. nice to meet you Manga Fan.. I see your new and I always try to welcome our new friends :-)


Patti
 
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kelly71
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   Posted 2/18/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Patti,

If my TV died, I would go 100% bat **** crazy! devil cry I am a TV-a-holic, too. I wonder if there's a support group for that, like AA? LOL, I'm sure I could find one on TV! tongue

BTW-when I moved back to SC, I realized that I had 4 TVs in my single wide trailer (I didn't use them all). I still have the TV I got for my 17th birthday (yes, it's 20 years old and only goes up to channel 60). My mom begged me to give that TV away before I moved, but I wouldn't do it. I'm too sentimental (AKA a packrat).

Patti, I really hope you can get a new TV soon. You can always find a cheap one at Wal-Mart.
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GamJill
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   Posted 2/18/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Can't do without my TV either- not so much during the day as I usually have it on just as background noise, but in the evenings it relaxes me.  
 
Last week the computer modem fried because of a power surge in our area and I didn't think it would affect me to be without the internet for 2-3 days but it did!! I was starting to go through fibro forum withdrawals! Hee-Hee.
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/19/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I would go nuts without a tv, I have to have one on to sleep. I don't know what I'm going to do for backup now since the battery operated one will be no good. I guess I would have to have talk radio on. But the weird thing is I can't stand a tv on when I get up in the mornings and with Ken being home all winter it is on every morning tuned in to one of the news channels. At least now he is going to rehab on Mon, Wed and Fri and I get a little break in the mornings. I watch tv in the evenings too cause I have no energy to do anything else.
 
Couldn't live without my computer either so I hope this one last a long time.
 
luv and hugs
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 2/19/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes, I need my TV, especially when I an sick & just laying on the couch.  I love to watch movies & things I have recorded.  Makes my time on the couch a little more bearable.  My Mom always had the TV on when I was growing up, well,once we got one.  So I have always needed some background noise.  I hate to say it but I remember before we even had a TV & the first day was so exciting.  It was so cool.  Then I remember getting the first color TV.  Wow, was that cool but the picture was so terrible yet we all crowded around it to watch our shows.  LOL  People today would not put up with the reception we were just tickled with.  LOL

Patti, have you thought about going to a Goodwill or a thrift store for a "meantime" TV?  I am sure there are tons of TV now & may need a converter box but it would get you through.  I have done that before & they usually make sure they work.  Just a thought. 

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Dagger
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   Posted 2/19/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Check your local Freecycle network. You may be able to get a TV for free.

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   Posted 2/20/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Update on the TV.. It was fried. So I sent the hubby out to buy a new one.. Remind me NEVER to do that again when they do a switch from analog to digital.. LOL. (They'll only be doing that one time).
I was hoping he could find a 37" flat screen... he came back with a 46" flat screen HD, to the tune of $1000.00. All of the smaller ones were sold out, because of the digital conversion and tax returns. I guess we've done our share to stimulate the economy. Good thing we got a few bucks back from our taxes this year.
** sigh ** This TV is bigger than our House for Pete's Sake!!! Oh well, hope this one lasts longer than the last one.
Patti
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/20/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Now your house will be like a theater. turn Someone told how to figure the size of TV you need according to room size and of course I don't remember how to do it now. I'm glad you got a new one.

luv and hugs

Marlee

 

 


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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/20/2009 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL... Marlee, Now I feel like I've got a drive in movie theater in my livingroom!!
 
There is one silver lining to the story, that I should have added to my earlier post, now that I'm finally getting over the expense factor.. Some of you may remember that my hubby is legally blind (and that's WITH his glasses on).  Last night he said... "WOW!!  This is the first time I've ever been able to make out facial expressions on TV!!"  So that did help to make things a little better.  He sits about 10 feet from the TV and even with the new big screen he can't see the letters, but he can make out the bigger things.  -- We sighted people take so much forgranted, I know I do, and when something like that happens, I'm reminded of it.
So... the long and short of it... There IS a "silver-lining" to the problem and somehow, someway there always is. wink
 
Many warm hugs,
Patti
 
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   Posted 2/20/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Patti,

Hooray! I'm so happy that you've gotten a new t.v...However, at the risk of sounding like the dad on Everybody Loves Raymond-Holy CRAP!!! 46"???? I don't think I could watch a t.v. that big.

I had to laugh about this, though, and tell my hubby "I think my friend is married to your dad" because one time when my hubby was a teenager, he was sitting in the family room with his dad watching some sporting event or another, when all of the sudden his dad got up and left. Everybody was like...huh? Well, he showed back up a couple of hours later with a giant t.v. When my hubby asked him..um, Dad? What's this about? his dad responded "The other one was too small" LOL He just randomly out of nowhere decided to go buy a new t.v.

I know you guys needed a new one, but your hubby buying a giant one reminded me of that for some reason. Of course, when I told my hubby all of this, his response was "uhhhuhhhh" (kind of like Homer Simpson) and his only question was "Where did he find it??" hahaha.

Men! Jeesh.
love and hugs
~danielle


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We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


pattipanda
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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Danielle.. beleive it or not.. WalMart!!

 


Patti
 
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
SHHHH!! Don't say that too loud or my hubby will hear you and before I know it a big chunk of our savings will be missing!!!!
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


pattipanda
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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL... yeah maybe he'll run out and buy one for YOUR birthday.. I love those little tricks, not!
Patti
 
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"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
NOOO!! He BETTER not! As much as I'd like a new t.v., he already bought me my birthday present-a gorgeous china cabinet. I've been wanting one for a long time now, and he and my mom's husband combined forces and found me a gorgeous one. I LOVE it!

No, more than likely he would go out and by a new t.v. for his OWN birthday (which is in March) lol!
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck

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