Sunday, December 30, 2007

The TV Broke

We got our huge TV a little over 3 years ago ...

( here's going down memory lane when David brought home the monster in the back of the truck )


when we first moved into our little house in Abilene. It is a Samsung DLP that works off of a lamp/light source and a gazillion micro mirrors in its innards.




ANYWAY, we were watching an oldie on TCM yesterday, when all of the sudden there was this loud POP/CRACK sound, and the TV went blank.. Then, there was this kinda metallic smoky smell. The "smart system" deal on the TV started showing one of those triangular ! signs, with a little digital light bulb next to it. So we lost the light source...

We had purchased a protection plan for the TV, but have to wait till tomorrow to call the service number to get a replacement bulb, seeing how it's Sunday.

So today, David had to watch his beloved Dallas cowboys on the backup TV which we had to borrow from the RV :)

5 comments:

K. Restoule said...

The TV Died?

NO!!!!!!!!

Monica said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

WOW that is a HUGE TV

I am an online video game widow, not sports!!!

mama bok said...

Oh no..!!! how can David.. do without the TV..!! we had the same problem..almost about a year ago.. it cost us almost 300 bucks to repair it..!!

Bad Sheep said...

That is one ginormous TV, good thing you have that protection plan.

neverhector said...

Good thing you have a service plan. One thing with the older DLP's is that you have to replace the bulb every few years. It's a small price to pay for the amazing pictures though! They have newer DLP's now that use LED lights and last much longer. Hope all goes well and Happy New Year!