Well I think it’s time for us to buy a new TV. We purchased our DLP (Digital Light Processor) television back in 2004 when DLPs were fairly new to the market. In fact, the first TV we got was a lemon. It wouldn’t even turn on and the second one that we got to replace that (same brand) worked for a total of 11 days before it ended up in the repair shop with half it’s parts needing to be replaced!
Unfortunately the store we bought our TV from, at a very high price mind you! It was close to $5000, wouldn’t let us cancel the sale after our disastrous experience with two sets so we replaced the second DLP with another brand (Samsung).
The third DLP tv set was working fairly well up until last August or so when it started making loud humming noises. It’s progressively gotten louder and louder as the months have gone by. Our set is still covered by our protection plan so we’re going to have it repaired, however, I’ve got to say that I’m completely fed up with DLP TV’s and I just want to get a new, less expensive set.
As I’ve mentioned before we’ve slowly been renovating our home. We started on the very first day that we got the house in June of 2001 and we’re still working on it. Well, actually we took a long break and there’s still half finished projects! I’m sick of looking at our half finished living room dining room, so along with getting our TV fixed and or replacing it I think we’d better get to work and finish our outstanding renovation project!
Hopefully the weather will start to get a little nicer over the next month. I don’t like renovating when it’s cold out and you can’t open windows to air out the house. Once the weather’s nice enough to open the door or a few windows for a short while maybe we’ll get to work, get the project done and then I can also get a few new pieces of furniture for the room.
I’ve been dying to redecorate and arrange the furniture in the way that I think it will look best once the rooms are finished. Hey, maybe we’ll get a membership at directbuy. You can get furniture, electronics, home decor and I believe even items like tiles and flooring for manufacture direct prices.
Getting our reno project finished, buying a new TV and maybe some new home furnishings while saving money sounds ideal to me. I guess I’d better start saving my pennies so I can get what I want, huh?