Out of the Blue

Welp, the gremlins managed to get in and strike overnight here at the Blue Tower. When I awoke this morning I recalled there was an early NFL game in London. So I popped on the TV to see what was up while I brewed some coffee. Minutes later I looked up to see that the screen was displaying a psychedelic pattern that would have been a perfect background for a Jimi Hendrix concert. There's not a lot to check in a situation like this. I played around with the inputs and tried the old power cycle hoohah, but it seems the TV has lost the ability to translate electrical impulses into coherent images, which is basically its only job. And on a football Sunday, no less! Not to mention the season premier of Succession tonight. I'll play around with the TV a bit more to see if there's some sort of "fix picture" function I'm missing, but I'm pretty sure it's just destined for the landfill and will need to be replaced.

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Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 17, 2021, 18:49:
Never used or closely researched Roku. It is just a pass through device, right? You are paying up front for their UI to handle all the various streaming services, but no continuing costs (other than the streaming services themselves).

That's exactly right. There's a ton of streaming services both free and paid you can get the clients for and Roku handles it seamlessly. Most of the free stuff is fairly ghetto but they always have some gems. Your mileage will vary on the paid ones. Over winter I usually pay for a few services like Acorn, BBC, and Wondrium. The 4K stick is 50'ish US and the soundbar $100'ish. Easily worth it IMO.

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