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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted October 13 2001 - 03:09 PM

I wasnt sure to post this in the TV or AH Section.. mods, move to wherever you see fit.. Posted Image

So i was searching on google for somet stuff about my HT... A few of the components i dont know muhc about because they were purchased before i got into HT, and some were bought when i was younger than 4 and a half years old... My TV is one of those components...

So im searching google, and i find like 6 or 8 sites all in japanese about my model of TV... I use Altavista translater to translate it, it turns out that all the sites say something about having 6 different incidents where my model of TV Smoking and igniting on fire!!!

Well, my family has been looking at a new RPTV for the HT.. You'd think bursting into flames would be a pretty good reason to get a new one right??? NOOOOO... my cheap dad says 'what can we do?' im like 'i dunno, call Mitsubishi of Japan, ship it over there and have them FIX IT?!' (sarcastically)... so yeah, its been a few days, and we haven't done anything, even though my TV is known to catching on fire...

*sigh*, a perfectly good reason to get a new TV, but nooo... my pennypinching dad would risk the chance of burning to death than to get a new TV...

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Just wanted to say that...

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted October 13 2001 - 05:46 PM

And you've had this tv for how long? I'd say, the odds are most likely on your side that it's not gonna go up in smoke, and your dad probably realises this.

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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted October 13 2001 - 05:56 PM

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You know your dad is so looking forward to the day when you have your own kids, and have to fend off their incessant attempts to make you part with your hard-earned money, for things you don't care about Posted Image

But if your tv does spontaneously combust, please post pics Posted Image

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted October 13 2001 - 06:09 PM

You could be a nice guy and buy a fire extinguisher! Set it nearby and let him think about it. It just might work!

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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Julie K

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Posted October 14 2001 - 01:44 AM

Not only has your TV not ignited in the years you've had it (meaning it's highly improbable that it will in the next several years), but it sounds like the only incidents of flaming TVs have happened in Japan.

Sorry, but it looks like you'll have to try another approach to a new TV Posted Image

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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted October 14 2001 - 11:53 AM

Aww dammit! Posted Image

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Posted October 14 2001 - 02:23 PM

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But if your tv does spontaneously combust, please post pics

LOL!!!

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#8 of 13 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted October 14 2001 - 03:29 PM

ohhhh shiiit...

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Note the green tinge in the smoke, thats the poisonous gasses from the burning silicon boards and such...

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#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted October 14 2001 - 05:33 PM

Why am I suprised that Mena Suvari is not in that doctored pic? Posted Image

If you want to get a new TV, just accidently "break" the TV. Just tell your father you were walking around with a hammer, you tripped, and the hammer hit the TV. Posted Image

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Posted October 15 2001 - 06:11 AM

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Note the green tinge in the smoke
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Why am I suprised that Mena Suvari is not in that doctored pic
That picture would be complete with a picture of you rescuing the Mena Suvari from the flames Posted Image


#11 of 13 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted October 15 2001 - 11:52 AM

If only i can find a picture of her lying down on her back... i could definitely do that.. Posted Image

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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted October 15 2001 - 03:16 PM

At least have Mena Suvari on the TV, then at least it'll have died happy! Posted Image
That almost looks like my Mits but mine's only 6 years old, and it better not go up in flames til I can afford a 16x9 HDTV!
(BTW, if you wanna have some fun, hit "Menu" on the remote and punch in the numbers 2-3-5-7 to get to the service controls, or 2-3-5-6 to get to a screen that lets you disable front panel controls and other stuff. Don't go changing the picture without knowing where to set it back to though, if you think at all you're going to be keeping this TV a while longer!)
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#13 of 13 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted October 16 2001 - 02:56 AM

Jesse, i think this TV was made before the time of Software Service menu's... and its a japanese one too, so its totally different...

Lol, the tuner in it only has 12 channels!!!

*sigh*

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