This little 32″ Samsung TV that hangs in the reading nook off the breakfast room bit the dust today.
It’s been cycling on and off for several days now, like a ghost is in the room. It just turns off. Stays off for anywhere between a couple of seconds and a few minutes, yesterday during the Vikings game with twelve seconds left in the game, the TV went off. Yikes!!!
Today, it went off and hasn’t come back on. I’ve Googled the hell out of the problem. There’s a reference to a Capacitator that goes bad. Whatever that is. I’ve done the obvious – unplugged everything for thirty seconds. The cord into the back of the TV and the plug into the wall outlet. Both. I’ve checked the cords. I’ve plugged other things into the outlet. Outlet works. It isn’t the cable box or Cablevision’s problem. The cable box stays on. It’s the TV.
Soooooooo, do I spring for a Smart TV with Roku or get the one with OLED or QLED, or 4K? Or stick to the Dumb TV?
I’m the only one I know without a Smart TV but I find them creepy. They know what the viewer is watching and keeps notes. No thanks. If I want to watch a Friends marathon, then that should be no one’s business but my own. Of course, with a Smart TV, there’s Netflix and Roku and lots more viewing options that might be a good reason to downgrade my Cablevision channel package.
Smart TV’s ain’t cheap. I’m thinking I’d like to spend $300 at Target. Not $30000.
I’m going to leave the breakfast room Samsung off for a couple of days. Maybe it’s trying to tell me I have it on too much?? A subtle messaging of sorts? There are plenty of (far too many) other TVs in the house but with no real news today other than the continuation of the tiring Trump is a racist meme, and the laughable fact that Bradley aka Chelsea Manning is running for Senate in Maryland, no TV on at all today isn’t a bad idea.
The only other real funny this weekend was when ABC News reporter Ali Rogin asked in a Tweet if this CBS reporter on Face the Nation was standing at a tire graveyard. Ali got Twitter-schooled pretty quickly. Time to get out of your bubble Ali!