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« on: August 23, 2015, 07:34:36 PM »

Have your son throw something hard at it.

Joking aside, my son has a temper, and usually things start flying.  Today while working overtime, I get a call stating that he threw a toy wooden salt shaker at the tv and left a mark.  I asked my wife to turn it on and see if there's any problems.  Sure enough there's a rainbow of colors spread around. The TV lasted 10 years.  Was hoping to wait a few more years when we stopped paying for diapers and preschool to get a new one.

Money is tight so we're looking a the VIZIO M55-C2 55" 4K Ultra HD 2160p Class LED Smart HDTV.  Amazon had it for $850.  I waited too long while researching and the last one was purchased.  Walmart has it for the same price.  Luckily there's a nicer walmart near my work.  The one near my house, I'd be a fool carrying a big TV out of that store.  I'd be suprised I'd make it to my car.
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 09:04:52 PM »

Have you considered a projector setup?  Depending on your setup, you could position the projector somewhere unlikely to take damage from an airborne toy.  A nice fabric screen would also be less likely to take incidental damage and *much* cheaper to replace when needed.

I have a couple friends who've gone with HD projectors in recent years and they've been really happy with the results!

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 02:21:40 AM »

Military school.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 04:33:23 AM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 23, 2015, 09:04:52 PM

Have you considered a projector setup?  Depending on your setup, you could position the projector somewhere unlikely to take damage from an airborne toy.  A nice fabric screen would also be less likely to take incidental damage and *much* cheaper to replace when needed.

I have a couple friends who've gone with HD projectors in recent years and they've been really happy with the results!

-Autistic Angel

I thought about it.  Two things of concern.  I have a ceiling fan right where the projector would be, and our room is really bright, even with the blinds closed.
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:53:02 PM »

Mount the projector TO the ceiling fan. biggrin biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 04:29:55 PM »

Can't you order a tv online? Should be able to find equivalent deals with cheap shipping
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« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:25:16 PM »

Quote from: Azhag on Today at 04:29:55 PM

Can't you order a tv online? Should be able to find equivalent deals with cheap shipping
I ended up returning the one at Walmart and picked the exact one at Costco.  It was $20 cheaper and better warranty.  The TV I have is considered to be the best for the price range.
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