"Hey," you're no doubt saying, "my TV just stopped. Work, TV, work!" I know, it's a frustration, isn't it? Well, don't worry—I can save you sometime and annoyance. Yelling, "Come on!" and "Turn back on!" after your TV inexplicably ups and dies (no warning, no flickering, just gone) will not fix it. Try something else.

Seriously, what kind of nonsense TV just dies like that? Time was, a TV would at least give you some warning signs that you could ignore for a year and a half.