Last night I wrote a post that was scheduled to be uploaded today. I’ve copied the entire post in the quote below, but let me tell you about the aggravation that I was feeling last night when this whole episode took place. Whoa – I could have put my fist through the wall and not thought twice about it. I was pretty pissed off!
Title: And… It… Begins…
Oh, I’ve been waiting for this to happen… Last night I was watching TV on the 47″ LCD 1080p HDTV that I bought last January and the video went out. The audio didn’t go out, just the video. Clearly, we have a problem.
After the video went out I played with the wiring, checking all of the fixtures to make sure they were both clean and secured tightly, which they were. To make an otherwise long story short, the video works with the S-Video and the component wires, but not with the HDMI connection. And what the hell is the point in having an HDTV if you can’t use an HDMI wire to get the best picture? Especially during football season…
Wonderful. Here is the most expensive purchase that I’ve made in the last few years and now it’s getting all fucked up. Frankly, with my luck I’m surprised that it took this long to hit the shits. I mean why should any big purchase that I make ever work out in my fucking favor, right? Bear in mind that this television was purchased because the HDTV that I purchased two years earlier all of a sudden stopped receiving remote control signals. That’s my luck. Now I am almost guaranteed aggravation and a slew of idiocy as I try to get this shit heap repaired…because that’s what I need in my life, damn it.
I have a headache right now that you wouldn’t believe…
As it turns out, I reset the cable box again and everything started working. So my frustration and anger at my television was misplaced (and I apologize to my wonderful, awesome TV). But what a pain in the ass, huh? Like anyone needs to have their cable box randomly crap out. Talk about an annoyance and an unnecessary complication!
Dude, I hope you didnt overpay for those stupid Monster cables. I bought a 12 foot cable from Monster for 120 bucks and the video went out like 3 weeks later!!!! I found the same damn cable on http://www.cablewholesale.com for, wait for it, 8 bucks! I didnt believe it, but then I read this PC World article where they test cable wholesale’s cables against Monster, and it totally won!!! You should check them out. Maybe you just need a new cable and the TV is just fine!
Hope it all works out!