Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Salem, Oregon, United States
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Three times total: twice due to dead TVs, once for a dying & obsolete TV.
When my "man cave" CRT died a premature death, it was (#1) replaced by a Samsung 46-in 1080p LCD (CCFL backlit) HDTV. After 2 years it got horizontal pinstripes, so I eventually (#2) replaced it with the current Vizio 50-in 1080p LCD/LED HDTV. (Except for the pinstripes, I preferred the PQ of the Samsung.) At each step the TV was larger and produced less heat.
And my aging TV(CRT)/VCR combo that I had for over a decade and had developed orange halos on the right side of humans and other bright objects was (#3) replaced with a 32-in 768p LCD/LED HDTV the very day Comcast dropped the analog channels and I also decided to jump to HD services and rent a HD DVR. Formerly I was using two VCRs to record shows I wanted to watch (the TV/VCR combo had a deteriorating picture but it was adequate for programming the VCRs) and playing the tapes in a third VCR (later a VCR/DVD combo) connected to the "man cave" TV, but after the analog died, I no longer had use of the old VCRs and, after playing the last of the tapes of time-shifted shows, the VCR/DVD combo went to the bedroom for playing DVDs in the bedroom. (That 32-in bedroom TV has a taller picture than the last CRT I had in the man cave.) If I could do it over, I would have replaced the TV and VCRs in the bedroom a few years earlier; it's nice seeing the whole picture (instead of just 57% of the picture) and it's a whole lot sharper than using VCRs to record on VHS cassettes in "EP" mode ever was!
My very humble setup:
|Man Cave:||Vizio E500i-A1 "Smart TV" (50-in 1080p 120Hz LED/LCD, has Netflix app.), Sony BDP-S3100 Blu-ray player, Roku N1000 (original model), PC (Windows 7), Comcast Internet (110Mbps/12Mbps).|
| Bedroom:||LG 32LV3400-UA TV (32-in 768p 60Hz LED/LCD), HD DVR (Motorola RNG200N), Xfinity Comcast cable (Digital Preferred Plus), DVD/VHS player.|
Last edited by Mark12547; 08-22-2014 at 01:19 AM.