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I hope Toshiba doesn't give him a "refurb" or something. If this was me, I would theoretically tell Toshiba that I really needed their biggest model, and I would gladly release my unit to them so they could see how it happened! :)
 

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$10,000 Fine If Plasma Is Not Turned OFF!

Flat-screen TV emits international distress signal


Yea, you can be labeled a criminal and fined if you do not turn off your plasma!

http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/1...eut/index.html


The owner was told “to keep his TV off to avoid paying a $10,000 fine for willingly broadcasting a false distress signal." Does anyone know how to re-tune their plasma to either the Bermuda triangle or mars instead? :D


I wouldn't have believed the story either with the CNN link.
 

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True - I thought it said 'flat panel.':eek:


[And my thread title was renamed to make it more descriptive, but possibly less accurate.;) ]


[Now that I think of it, my thread title included 'flat panel.' Oh well, it's a good story anyway.:D ]
 

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Reading in an 'Oddly Enough' section of my online news I came across this gem of an artical and I couldn't help but post it here as it does have to do with Flat Panel Sets

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EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - TV hardly gets much better than this.


An Oregon man discovered earlier this month that his year-old Toshiba Corp. flat-screen TV was emitting an international distress signal picked up by a satellite, leading a search and rescue operation to his apartment in Corvallis, Oregon, 70 miles south of Portland.


The signal from Chris van Rossmann's TV was routed by satellite to the Air Force Rescue Center at Langley Air Base in Virginia.


On Oct. 2, the 20 year-old college student was visited at his apartment in the small university town by a contingent of local police, civil air patrol and search and rescue personnel.


"They'd never seen signal come that strong from a home appliance," said van Rossmann. "They were quite surprised. I think we all were."


Authorities had expected to find a boat or small plane with a malfunctioning transponder, the usual culprit in such incidents, emitting the 121.5 MHz frequency of the distress signal used internationally.


Van Rossmann said he was told to keep his TV off to avoid paying a $10,000 fine for "willingly broadcasting a false distress signal."


Toshiba contacted Rossmann and offered to provide him with a replacement set for free, he said.
CCourtney


PS: This is not a hoax, here's the link if you want to see the page for yourself
 
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