Westingcrap!

In preparation for the original DTV switch in February, I bought a small, economical LCD HDTV, manufactured by Westinghouse.

BIG mistake.

If you Google “Westinghouse LCD TV problems,” you’ll get 125,000 (or more) results.    I didn’t do that until our Westinghouse SK-19H210S started losing the ability to remember the digital channels that it found, starting earlier this week.  Then, it totally lost the ability to find ANY digital channels.  And then, yesterday, the digital tuner just up and died.

In other words, our HDTV suddenly became a very fancy analog TV and LCD monitor.

We started calling it “Westingcrap.”

After careful researching online, and with the advice of a Best Buy dude, I got us a Samsung today — with an extended warranty.

So far, so good…

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About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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2 Responses to Westingcrap!

  1. lizardqueen says:

    CD: Agreed. As it turned out, the Westinghouse we had may have an American name on it — but it was manufactured in Taiwan.

    So much for buying American. Reminds me of an ABC News story back in May, where a reporter was having a difficult time finding 100% made in the USA products in the U.S. — http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=7679584&page=1

    That’s the global free market for you…

  2. convivialdingo says:

    I hate to admit it – but I’ve never trusted the big American manufacturers (Westinghouse, GE, RCA). My Dad constantly had problems with certain brands back in his day (followed by a barrage of swearing), and it sort of stuck with me I guess.

    In my mind, the only thing Westinghouse makes reliably is nuclear bombs and electric panels.

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