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Old 06-06-2008, 02:09 AM   #11
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TV? What's that???

I haven't had a TV hooked up in any way for about 2 years now. Before then, I had cable and inevitably ended up setting it onto a music only channel.

Read books. Write letters. Listen. Have a conversation without distractions. Take a walk. Read another book. Really listen when someone talks to you; respond knowing that they are truly listening to you as well. Putz around your garden. Watch the hummingbirds dive-bomb the feeder you set up for them. Crank up your music and dance. Sit in silence and enjoy the quiet. Read one more book.

And thank the gods that you get to decide what goes into your head instead of any cable, dish or TV network!


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bleh, should have added ~ cook! oy vay ~ spend long minutes stirring and stewing and contemplating and savoring your quiet time in the kitchen.
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:52 AM   #12
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Stacy...
Is it a Sony Wega by chance?
Ours is going downhill fast... only 4 years old. I was really upset DH spent so much on it in the first place..... now it's a piece of junk.. almost.
I'm thinking is the first round of hi-def tv's didn't have all the bugs worked out before they hit the market or something.
Ok rant finished I'm going back to bed.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:31 AM   #13
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Stacy...
Is it a Sony Wega by chance?
Ours is going downhill fast... only 4 years old. I was really upset DH spent so much on it in the first place..... now it's a piece of junk.. almost.
I'm thinking is the first round of hi-def tv's didn't have all the bugs worked out before they hit the market or something.
Ok rant finished I'm going back to bed.
No, this one is an RCA. I'm going to call around tomorrow and see what some people say it may be and how much it would cost to fix. I'm just hoping it's not going to cost a lot.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:14 AM   #14
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Stacy...
Is it a Sony Wega by chance?
Ours is going downhill fast... only 4 years old. I was really upset DH spent so much on it in the first place..... now it's a piece of junk.. almost.
I'm thinking is the first round of hi-def tv's didn't have all the bugs worked out before they hit the market or something.
Ok rant finished I'm going back to bed.
I have a Sony Wega about that old and have had no problems at all.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:59 AM   #15
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wanna trade?
mine's probably just overused. :(
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:11 AM   #16
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Zereh, I agree with you in the sense that we also do not have TV. American/Canadian television channels are available through both cable and satellite here, but we have not availed ourselves of the option. There are plenty of other things to do, but I would never proclaim that this is what EVERYONE should do. It is our lifestyle choice and I would not presume to suggest that it would work for everyone.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:17 AM   #17
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Well said MK, just because a person watches tv does not render them unable to do the rest of the things on your list.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:47 AM   #18
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wanna trade?
mine's probably just overused. :(
Mine on all day and most of the night. I'm not sitting around watching it I'm doing chores etc.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:54 AM   #19
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did you try pressing the buttons on the remote really hard and many times?
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no storms either. we lost a directv receiver that way. Burnt the end of the cable going into the box
If you are on DirectTV, there is a little card in your receiver that you may need to pull out and put back in to reset.
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