I don’t remember how long ago I bought my TV. It is getting a little on the old side. This TV has been crappy ever since I bought it. Within the first year, we took it in for repair under warranty because it lost its audio. With some regularity it loses it audio. Each and every time it loses it’s audio, I call up Mike and have him explain how I get audio out of the old (and no longer used) surround sound system that came with the old DVD player. He explains over the phone how to do and I perform it. He really is quite good at this and it impresses me every time. This time, we are simply leaving the set-up in place. I have noticed that each time I lose audio, the loss is for a shorter and shorter time. We lost audio on Friday and I think we got it back by Wednesday. I think the TV is finally realizing that it isn’t inconveniencing me so there is really no point pretending it is broke. We even ignore the purple and green stripe that shows up on the sides of the TV.
And then there is the DVD player…. it is about 3 years old and acting up already! You can only insert one DVD each time you turn it on. If you pop out the first DVD and put in another, it will simply eject the DVD. You have to put in the second one, close the door and then quickly turn off the DVD player while the DVD is inside. When you turn on the DVD player, it loads up the new DVD.
And did you know that if you put the phone by the clock radio in the bedroom that within about 5 minutes it will cause the clock radio to make a strange noise like it is shorting out? It makes that noise just one time and you never hear it again for the rest of the night. Weird huh?