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    Thanksgiving, my hubby bought a 60 inch fancy flat tv to go in my sewing room so we can be together -quilt and watch football or movies. Last night in the middle of the game, it just quit!!! Called the repair place and they will have to come out and fix it. Now it's not the end of the world but when you spend that kind of money, wouldn't you think it would work longer than that??? Our old set in another part of the house, has worked fine for 8 years- never even a service call. It weighs a ton and isn't flat or fancy so I quess that tells me once again that new isn't always better. We rarely buy newer and bigger and this seems to prove us right! Thanks for letting me vent a little. Maybe a little vacation from our together time is due:)] Now if I could figure out how to get the cats to stay with him for a bit- lol

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    They definitely don't make things to last very long anymore. They want you in debt all the time. Sorry about the new TV quitting already. I do hope that it can be fixed easily and cheap! It's still under warranty, right?

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    I was 13 when my parents first bought a color tv. That was in 1979. That tv lasted over 20 years! It was American made and never had anything go wrong with it. Now, you are lucky to get a tv or computer to last for 5 years. I want American made stuff again!

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    Oh no....hopefully it will be an "easy" (meaning cheap) fix. I agree, our older sets lasted for years. I just replaced my 24 yr. old set with one for $50 bucks. Now just how long do you think it will last?

    When we bought our new "big" tv...the guy told us to expect only 8 yrs. playing it the hours my DH does. So I told him that if he stuck around, he could buy a new one then :lol:!

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    My main TV is 6 1/2 yrs. old with no problems. I'm hoping it lasts a few more years, as I agree that newer is not better. When I got a new refrigerator in 2008, they told me not to expect it to last the the 24 yrs. the 1st one did. I also opted not bo purcase a new washer & dryer because of all the touchy electronics they now have. Everything is computerized now & much more likely to break down & more costly to repair.

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    I have a TV we got in 1999, and it still plays. I rarely watch
    it any more, this board takes up a lot of time.

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    boy, last night i was watching t.v. adn it stopped-Com cast does that. like watching a film on your own machine at home and it goes haywire. well then my t.v. popped so loudly i thought it blew up. Nope, just Com cast doing something again. i changed channels and all was well. whew! scared me almost out of my chair though.

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    We have a 42" LCD tv in the living room. Never had a problem with it -- it's on its 7th yr. My parents bought a big 60" or so tv. It has rear-projection -- got it from Sears. They've had nothing but trouble with it. I think it's had something like 8 service calls. They bought it 10 yrs ago. I know the rear-projection ones have a lot of trouble. We have 3 LCD tvs and never had a problem...in fact, the one in the sewing room has traveled to Texas and back in the RV and to Arizona and back. It rides laying down on the bed. :) :) It's a tough one, all right...

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    I know that the new flat screens don't last nearly as long as the "old TV's" but that is ridiculous to say the least! Hope that you get it straightened out soon. Could it have been a lemon and they will have to exchange it for a new one? Good luck.

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    Hope it gets fixed quickly and cheaply!
    Don't know what to tell you about the cats. I have the same problem lol

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    I would call the store and speak to the manager first...Do you have your receipt? If it was less than 30 days old I would make them exchange it for a new one. I would not take no for an answer. If they objected I would return it and go to a different store for a different brand of TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    Thanksgiving, my hubby bought a 60 inch fancy flat tv to go in my sewing room so we can be together -quilt and watch football or movies. Last night in the middle of the game, it just quit!!! Called the repair place and they will have to come out and fix it. Now it's not the end of the world but when you spend that kind of money, wouldn't you think it would work longer than that??? Our old set in another part of the house, has worked fine for 8 years- never even a service call. It weighs a ton and isn't flat or fancy so I quess that tells me once again that new isn't always better. We rarely buy newer and bigger and this seems to prove us right! Thanks for letting me vent a little. Maybe a little vacation from our together time is due:)] Now if I could figure out how to get the cats to stay with him for a bit- lol
    Don't you have a guarantee with it. Over here if something goes wrong so quickly it is exchanged for another one.

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    I don't get it...everyone is shouting 'green green green...be green, live green'...we are made to use recycling boxes and all that...but these companies are allowed to sell us crap that last less than ten years before you need another.
    I think we were waaaaaaay more green 20 years ago before we knew what green was, seriously...sheesh! Back then glass containers were reused until they broke, and not everything came in poisonous plastic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Now if I could figure out how to get the cats to stay with him for a bit- lol
    Give him knitting or crochete lessons and then let him have the yarn in the other room the kitties will leave you alone. I am sorry your big t.v. went out. I had the same issues when I bought mine.[/quote]

    Boy are you right about this one! I have one cat that hear you pick up yarn or DMC floss from across the house!!! She comes running to play with you and it!

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    We called right away and they found a code (thru the wires or something) and said it needed a service call. It's being set up. My hubby has taken this on for action. I am still loving the fact that he can handle problems and it is not all up to me all the time! :) As most know, he is a recently retired Col in the Marine Corps and loves to handle things! I'm just there to make sure he stays nice. If I get upset, he really gets mad so I have learn to control it when around him. I have no doubt that it will be fixed but it will be painful to all :) We have receipts, numbers, and all. It's just that it was not 2 months old! I wish things were made to last better. I even find that my first sewing machine- a 99 dollar Kenmore from Sears (almost 40 years old)is a better work horse than my new Pfaff or any of the ones in between. It can handle everything but fancy! That's progress.

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    I'd say it is an omen- no men allowed!

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    Good luck! My friend works with electronics and said some of the brands don't last worth a hoot and they can't even get parts. I hope yours has an easy fix.

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    Hope it gets fixed quick!

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    I don't like it but if they make things to last a long time then they can't sell as many as they do. I've been told by a couple of repair persons some computers are made to only last a bit past their warranties. Bet it's the same with TVs, fridges, w&d, etc. I think the day of appliances lasting for 20 plus years is long gone and 'ain't' coming back. If we aren't buying new products then how many workers out of our country are no longer working. That said with TIC (tongue in cheek) which in itself is a stupid statement! ;-P

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    60 inch wow. They don't make things like they use to and that is in everything that is made now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morelcabin
    I don't get it...everyone is shouting 'green green green...be green, live green'...we are made to use recycling boxes and all that...but these companies are allowed to sell us crap that last less than ten years before you need another.
    I think we were waaaaaaay more green 20 years ago before we knew what green was, seriously...sheesh! Back then glass containers were reused until they broke, and not everything came in poisonous plastic...
    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Our TV goes out like that once in a while (reason unknown) and if we unplug it from the outlet for about three minutes it will reset it's self. I don't know if that will work for you but you can try it.

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    We had a 13" tv that we bought in 1983, it died 3 yrs ago due to an electrical spike that happened when a squirrel chewed through the return line from the house to the pole. I think it would still be working if not for the pesky beastie. Anything in the house with a power supply was also affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    We had a 13" tv that we bought in 1983, it died 3 yrs ago due to an electrical spike that happened when a squirrel chewed through the return line from the house to the pole. I think it would still be working if not for the pesky beastie. Anything in the house with a power supply was also affected.
    Oh dear, that squirrel must have been really hungry!

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    A repair person is due maybe by the end of the week. It has slowed crafting down because we go to the den now and I have to move things around to craft. I can't be still too long so I need to sew during tv time :) It's just my way. The big tv is needed to be seen over the sewing tables and stacks of stuff I create while quilting! That's my story and I'm sticking to it :) Thanks everyone for being so kind. In the big scheme of things, a tv is minor-even a big one. :)

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