So this TV problem is really aggravating me. The volume problem is becoming less and less bearable. I have the volume up at 100%, but if I go further than 2 feet away from the TV it can’t be heard. I just got cable back because I got a deal from Comcast – and I can’t even really use it!
The thing is, when I play DVDs, they’re too loud and the volume won’t go down, so something is profoundly messed up. T has looked at it several times, and the cable guy investigated the situation when he came to hook up the cable box, and no one seems to have any ideas what the problem is. I asked my dad about it over the weekend, and he says TV parts and repairs are so outrageously expensive that it’s not worth it to make repairs. So I’m confronted with the reality of having to buy a new TV soon, which is causing me torment because:
– I don’t have the cash saved. I would have to put it on my credit card, then pay it back with summer school money
– I would also have to buy a TV stand because the TV I have stands on its own (it’s one of the huge, clunky, old flat screens inherited from my parents)
– I have no idea how to get rid of the old TV…because it’s huge and clunky and heavy and would require several people to move
But it’s killing me to be paying for cable that I’m not using. It’s not an option to cancel the cable because the Internet fee would skyrocket. I’m actually paying less now for cable and Internet than I was just for Internet. So cable must stay.
Best Buy has some pretty good deals on TVs right now, and if you spend $999 (dear God) or more they will remove your old TV for you (they’ll actually recycle it) and deliver and install the new one. That would solve the last problem, but….$999 for a TV?! On the other hand, I want something that I can use for years to come, and a nice TV can last for years. And it would be much more space efficient in the apartment I live in now, and wherever I move in the future.
Now again, I would have to charge it and pay it back with summer school money, and I know I would be violating all of the valuable PF lessons I’ve learned by buying something so extravagant…but I’m thinking about doing it.