Yesterday while I was moving things around and we were cleaning house, we had our big TV on, tuned in to one of the football playoff games.
The shelves were bare, but the TV was there.
Yep, the shelves are full but the TV is gone.
Because we have the TV sound running through our surround sound speaker system, we didn't notice when the screen went dark. Later, when I tried to turn on the screen, no luck. There was no power to the TV at all.
We tried various things, like checking power cords and the reset button on the set, to no avail. I called the Samsung support number and got a person in some distant land who we could barely understand, who had us repeat all of the things we had already done, as if we were stupid or something. Very irritating. When she decided we needed a technician, she gave us the name of a local service provider, which was the same one we had before. I could have skipped all that part.
I called the service provider this morning. They are backed up until NEXT TUESDAY!
Now I know some of you don't watch much TV, but we do, especially in the dark of winter when the weather is like today.
And not only that, but Downton Abby just started a new series and all of our favorite evening shows are restarting after the holidays.
Last night we watched a few shows sitting at the kitchen table viewing this screen.
But I want to be sitting in my recliner watching on my 55 inch screen when I watch Downton Abby, AND when I watch the SEAHAWKS on Saturday when they begin their march to the Superbowl.
I have Downton Abby set to record at 3:00 PM on Thursday, when it is rebroadcast. I think the cable box can do this even if there is no TV. We just can't watch it.
We decided to take the TV to the service shop instead of waiting for a service man to come to us. It will be cheaper, and I think, and hope, it will be faster. I impressed on the man in the shop how much we NEEDED it by Saturday. Of course almost everyone here in Seattle knows why we would need it by then. He just grinned.