The Psychedelic TV Is History!
I spent Sunday cleaning up the mess in my home office. Now that the room was back to normal, it actually looked impressive except for the TV in the room.
It is a 20" Sony TV which is probably close to 15 years old. One of the sides of its case has been melted from a halogen lamp. It's picture is what I imagine a LSD trip would be like, that is when it even has a picture. Half the time it's screen is black, especially when you are looking at it as it has a habit of turning black as soon as you turn your head toward it.
After much indecision I decided to shell out some dough and get a new TV. After browsing every TV on Amazon.com I decided to go with a
JVC 27" with Hyper Surround Sound and BBE sound enhancement (AV-27D303) and put it in my bed room and move the older JVC from there into the office.
Although I purchased the TV through Amazon.com I used the in-store pickup option and picked up the TV that night from the local Circuit City. The process couldn't have been easier. I was in and out of the store with the TV loaded into my car by the helpful folks there in less than five minutes! No commission based salesman attempted to harass me into buying something I didn't want and no one even bugged me about buying a useless extended warranty or any other accessories. You couldn't ask for more! I'll be buying a lot more stuff using the in-store pickup in the future.
Getting the TV out of the car, up the stairs, and into my bedroom and moving the other tv was another story, not nearly as easy. I ended up having to pay a couple of the kids from across the street to help me lug these marjory front heavy TVs. It took the three of us to get the TV up the stairs but once in the hall one of the kids and I were able to manage it and get it on my TV shelf and then move the old one. We nearly dropped it at one point because the kid tripped over its power cable. Luckily I was able to hold on to it while he repositioned himself and took back half the load.
Once both the TVs were in place and all hooked up I was finally able to get my first look at the TV I bought sight unseen and only on the advice of several reviews. It's picture is great, especially for a curved screen and the sound is awesome. I'm glad I didn't spend more for the flat screen, especially when I'm sure I'll buy a mammoth HD widescreen some time in the next few years.
Posted in Product Reviews & Purchases
by usrbingeek at 2002-12-23 12:30 ET (GMT-5) | 2 Comments | Permalink
Heya dude. I just had a TV repaired about 6 months ago. It cost $40 and took 2 days. Not blasting your new TV -- bigger and newer is definitely fun. Just want to let people know they've got other options.
I didn't mention it but I did consider repairing it and got a few quotes. Considering the best one was for over $120 and its case was half melted it wasn't worth repairing.