So the only TV we had in the apartment has been dying a slow and painful death. It started several months ago, we would turn on the TV and it would take 30 seconds for the picture to come up.
We knew this was a sign of worse things to come but we couldn't do anything about it at the time. My roomate and myself hoped (mainly I hoped) it would take us to the end of the TV season. Over the last several months the problem got worse. Just this past week it started taking anywhere from 15-20 minutes before you could get picture.
Today it finally died! Or at least we think it did. We left it on for like 2 hours and nothing. You could hear the sound fine but no picture! So being the crazy guy I am, and absolutely refusing to watch the Buffy finale on my 19 inch computer moniter through my capture card, my roomate and I bought a new TV together (we will see if the other TV is worth repairing and than decide who will pay for the other half on the brand new one later).
The TV kicks ass and I got it for a great deal! It came out to around 540.00 canadian, which includes a 3 year extended warranty and 14% in taxes (thank you, you gov't bastards). It isn't a ture flat screen or anything but it came with more than enough inputs and a very flat screen. It is a 27" screen which is a great size for my place, any bigger than that and it would have been stupid. Not that I wouldn't have gotten bigger if I could afford it
Here is the link if you want to check it out. Toshiba 27A43C