5.19.2011

So, Has Your Plasma TV Blown Out?

I was the happy owner of a 50-inch Plasma TV by Panasonic.  I'm the unhappy owner of an expensive 50-inch hunk of failed technology.


It's very disheartening.  I love this TV, and I've never regretted the price tag, because I knew I was buying a brand with a great reputation.  I didn't expect something like this, though it turns out it's a known issue; basically, the voltage protector in the 07-09 models wasn't the best, so they're known to blow.



The question is, will Panasonic make good considering it's a known problem?


I suspect they will, though certainly the whole process has been miserable.  We're in the process of making our claim, which is riding on whether they agree it's a known issue (which their own contractor states it is) and if they'll fix it.

My wife is frustrated, but in the end I can't imagine Panasonic won't take care of a known issue in a major brand.  I've always bought this brand, being a dude who is nothing if not brand-loyal, so I doubt they want to lose a customer like that.

I'm not quite done adding detail, but there you go.
Here's hoping!  Anyway, on the hobby front I've been a bit more productive.  I'm having fun playing with ideas for my Brotherhood army.  I feel comfortable enough with it that I intend to make it my primary Meq army...

Chainfist and Stormshield, otherwise known as a Lone Wolf.
 ...where the the brotherhood concept represents the warband's leader, who obviously influences that branch of the army.  

I've tried to avoid an overarching Counts-As like this, but frankly with 1) GW's continued price increases, and 2) my shortage of time lately, I like the idea of an army I can work on in manageable chunks.

10 comments:

Dethtron said...

Go Samsung!

War Frog said...

So your TV rolled a 1 and got too hot?

Brian said...

Hold the phone. GW raised prices?

Hardly a wonder your hobby productivity increased with the television on the skids -a lesson to us all.

Chaosheade said...

I'm also a fan of Samsung. Have a 40" LCD from 4.5 years ago and it's just awesome. My friend who bought a different brand is really jealous of the picture quality on mine. If Panasonic ends up screwing you I would definitely recommend a Samsung for your next TV.

LOL @ Gets Hot! roll.

tzeentchling said...

As far as an army you can work on in manageable chunks, what happened to your Protectorate stuff? Haven't seen much of it lately.

Big Whit said...

Rolling a one and gets hot, pure genius sir. By far one of the funniest things I've heard.

Death 0F Angels said...

its all about vizio! Hope they take care of it for ya.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

Why are those terminators hiding their faces behind their shields.

Pretty bad when the models are ashamed of how they look.

Brent said...

To the Master Manipulator, (every store needs one):

Sir,

I think you have today surpassed Da Warboss Stalin as this site's premier troll.

You are to be congratulated, sir! A severe case of genital warts is crawling up your leg even now.

Sincerely,

Brent

Gauthic said...

Mm(esno) & Brent:

I thought it was more of a "oh, Emporer, not the face....anywhere but the face"

.... But I like MM(esno)'s comment better. Heh

I've already mentioned that I'm done with purchases via GW, at least a very substantial amount (updates to rulebooks & codexes primarily). I have other systems my money can go to.

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

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Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

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Unicorns don't exist.

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Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

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Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

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There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

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I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

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'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.

Ass.

I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

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