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1 hour ago, grimsbylander said:

Isn't that the truth! I remember thinking we were soooo high tech when we got the power rotary antennae on the house! Change the channel = spin the dial! haha  

I have a few still the package! 

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1 hour ago, grimsbylander said:

Isn't that the truth! I remember thinking we were soooo high tech when we got the power rotary antennae on the house! Change the channel = spin the dial! haha  

Funny how one day we think something is so highly technical then a couple years later we wonder what the heck were we thinking. I'm sure 20 years from now we'll be thinking the same thing about today's smart tv's.

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23 hours ago, Fisherman said:

Don't fool yourself thinking bigger is sharper when it comes to the eyes.  I finally gave in, went to the eye doc and yup, needed a slight improvement for long distance seeing.  Can't believe it makes such a difference.

Hey now... my wife believes me that I need the bigger TV for this reason. Don't ruin it for me now :)

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On 4/27/2021 at 2:31 PM, lew said:

Who else remembers the days when you'd pull the tubes out of the back of the TV when it stopped working and take them down to the tube tester machine at the drugstore. Plug the tubes into the machine and it would indicate it when it found the bad one.

I remember vividly back in the 50's when it was just a normal thing to do that and I'd always accompany Dad when we went to the drugstore to test them.

Yup, the good ole days weren't always so good   LOL 😁

 

I remember by dad doing that at Radio Shack.

 

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Got a 32" LG still good after 10 years, a 21" LG in the kitchen still good after 6 years and a 58 Samsung good after 5 years. My wife was against getting the Samsung but loves it now. You got to do your research before you buy any TV or appliance. 

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On 4/27/2021 at 2:15 PM, Headhunter said:

All these current TV's are built in a modular manner, meaning they don't replace bulging caps or bad resisters, they just swap out the entire board

Automotive has gone the same way. You test a failed circuit and you know that it is just a $10.00 relay; but that relay is incorporated inside a module assembly. Chrysler has had issues with their TIPM (Totally Intergraded Power Module) it controls all secondary electrical systems. Things like lights, heater/AC, power windows and so on. Talk about a hard sell. Well we found out why the left headlight isn't working. It's the TIPM and it'll cost you approx $1200.00 to have it replaced. There's usually a few moments of silence on the phone; before I hear a very loud WHAT! 

Like what one of my instructors told me years ago and have had to use his line many times. I didn't design it, build it or buy it; I'm here to fix it; sorry for your luck.

Dan.   

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