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Old 12-27-2008, 07:02 PM   #31
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you did bill him didn't you? You surely had a right to and should have.
I did. But the more I thought about it, the less I wanted his money. I know it sounds strange. But I sent him a letter telling him to disregard the bill. If I took his money, only more bad luck would have followed. The further away from folks like that the better.

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Old 12-27-2008, 07:28 PM   #32
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I did. But the more I thought about it, the less I wanted his money. I know it sounds strange. But I sent him a letter telling him to disregard the bill. If I took his money, only more bad luck would have followed. The further away from folks like that the better.
maybe Karma will smile upon you because of it
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #33
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... I reconnected my new HDTV and so far it looks great, just like before. I'm hoping that since it seems fine now it didn't suffer any damage.
Now that the electrical emergency is over I've been worrying about my new HDTV. From what I can recall, it may never have been on when the blowdryer or microwave were running, so it may have been spared the worst surges. However it was definitely on when the fridge. freezer, and boiler ran, all of which caused brief (<1 second) start-up surges. The TV was plugged into a cheap old surge protector, which I have since replaced.

So far the TV seems perfect. Does that mean it's likely okay, or would some damage now cause problems at a later time?

I've been kicking myself for not handling this better. Can I feel relief now or should I keep kicking?

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Now that the electrical emergency is over I've been worrying about my new HDTV. From what I can recall, it may never have been on when the blowdryer or microwave were running, so it may have been spared the worst surges. However it was definitely on when the fridge. freezer, and boiler ran, all of which caused brief (<1 second) start-up surges. The TV was plugged into a cheap old surge protector, which I have since replaced.

So far the TV seems perfect. Does that mean it's likely okay, or would some damage now cause problems at a later time?

I've been kicking myself for not handling this better. Can I feel relief now or should I keep kicking?

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As was already stated, some, if not most probably have power supplies that have a wide voltage range. So you are probably ok. But if you want, go ahead and ship it to me, and Ill let you know if it is junk or not...
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As was already stated, some, if not most probably have power supplies that have a wide voltage range. So you are probably ok.
I didn't catch that previously but it's good to hear now. My foot is getting tired from all that kicking.

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But if you want, go ahead and ship it to me, and Ill let you know if it is junk or not...
I had started packing it up but then I saw that you have addresses in two cities and I wasn't sure where to send it, so I guess I'll hang on to it.
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If you havn't already - buy the extra warranty that comes with your TV :P

Most places will allow you to add it on after you've already purchased it up to X amount of days after - some up to 90 days.
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If you havn't already - buy the extra warranty that comes with your TV :P
Most places will allow you to add it on after you've already purchased it up to X amount of days after - some up to 90 days.
We didn't get the extended warranty, but we bought the TV with a credit card that doubles the manufacturers warranty so we're covered for 2 years. I figure if there's any manufacturing defect it'll show up long before then. And 2 years from now there will probably be a TV that will make coffee and read the morning paper to me.
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We didn't get the extended warranty, but we bought the TV with a credit card that doubles the manufacturers warranty so we're covered for 2 years. I figure if there's any manufacturing defect it'll show up long before then. And 2 years from now there will probably be a TV that will make coffee and read the morning paper to me.
One reason why I only buy my electronics on my American Express.. most folks don't know that some CC's extend the warranties.. good stuff!

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