It’s older than my daughter and, tonight, it finally gave up the ghost. The 25” hunk of furniture we call a television set is no more. Oddly enough, it appears the cause of death is the tuner part of the set as the tube still lights up and shows static, but you can’t tune anything in and you can’t shut it off. I’ve pulled the little 15” Sony TV/RGB monitor that I used for years with my Amigas out of storage and set it up on top of the old set for the moment. The upside is that this screen is much nicer than the old set in terms of resolution and picture quality, but the downside is, well, it’s dinky. Dammit! I sure as hell won’t be trying to play my PS2 on it unless I get really desperate.
As I’ve said before, I’ve wanted a new TV set for awhile now, but I was definitely hoping that this one would last long enough for me to get back to work full time. Oh well. I suppose this gives me something to start dreaming about now. Should I go with LCD or Plasma? Or just go with a traditional CRT? How big is big enough? I definitely want to get a wide screen set of some sort. Time to start doing some research. Maybe I’ll put it on my Wish List and hope someone who reads the blog is rich and generous. Never hurts to try.