We have a big loss in our family.
All you see now is a single scan line. The television our family purchased right before we moved to America and working trouble-free for 18 years has finally hit by faulty steering coils (yes, I just looked it up). Back in 1991, we purchased this 32 inch Trinitron for around $1000. For the same amount of money today, you can get a Bravia 40 inch widescreen LCD.
So it’s time to find a new TV. With my eye for quality product and our family’s overall cheapness, hopefully we will get a good deal on a 52 inch 1080p device.
Update: Women and minorities hardest hit. One, the Chinese tradition of eating dinner while watching TV has been temporarily disrupted. We grabbed an old 24 inch set from the basement and use that. Considering this American Idol season, my mom isn’t going to put up with a tiny TV in the living.