Originally Posted by davee1
Well...my wife and I purchased a Philips 32PF7320A/37 LCD 32" TV in Nov 2005 for $1499.99. Two years and ~10 months ago.
Tonight, while I was watching it, it went black on me...and is now dead. Attempts at disconnecting everything for hours and then reconnecting result in the same black screen...no audio, no lights, no nuthin. I was *hoping* that this TV would last a long time, because it had a really good picture after I adjusted it, it was awesome. But 2yrs 10mo just isnt what I had in mind for 1500 bucks!!!
So from what I understand from reading this extensive thread, is that we purchased our TV before the big policy change, and we should be grandfathered in to the old policy. So we should be able to load up the TV, manual, remote, and original receipt...and go down to the Costco where we bought it from, and get some kind of credit or refund so we can buy another TV at that Costco.
Does that sound right?
And so it turns out that Costco made good on their grandfather policy...and I rcvd $1300 store credit because a $200 coupon was used in the purchase of the original Philips LCD.
All I had was the receipt, TV, power cord, manual, and remote. I was just asked very nicely what happened with the TV, and then given credit. Some of the employees seemed suspicious at first, and there was like 3 different ones looking up stuff in the computer. Then they were ok.
The Sony Bravia (KDL-46WL135/U2) 46" LCD 1080P 120Hz jumped right out at me, and I'm watching it in my living room now. It had some instant rebate thingy going on, and we kicked in like 400 bucks.
*Unfortunately* due to wifey constraints, I am unable to have a surround sound setup with the new TV at this time.
The surround setup is in the family room, and the family room currently cannot contain a 46 incher without major restructuring, which is just *too much* for her to handle. Eventually, she'll probably cave, but for now just watching the TV without surround sound is awesome!
As time passes, and the wife enjoys the new TV with me, I'll probably be able to put at least some small front speakers in the living room with the new TV, and hook it up to a spare amp that I have. Then some wireless speakers in the rear, a slim center speaker, and I should be ok.
We'll see. Such is life with my wife.
Not complaining, but a little frustrated. If it was soley up to me, I would have the 7.1 channel setup going on with all my best speakers, no matter what size they are...and the house would be literally booming.