I bought my Sharp 27″ television in 1989, and it has been the cornerstone of my home entertainment system ever since I’ve had a home to entertain. It was my first major appliance purchase, and I maxed out my one and only credit card to buy it, around $700 if I recall correctly.
I watched Desert Storm on that TV. I’ve played Nintendo, Sega, Super Nintendo, Playstation, Nintendo 64, Playstation 2, Gamecube, X-Box, Wii, and X-Box 360 on it. I rocked the Pupster boys back to sleep under it’s eerie, late-night glow. I’ve moved that top heavy, bulky, 100 pound monster into and around 6 different apartments and houses.
When I turned it on this morning to watch Sports Center before going to work…well, it’s the first time in 18 years that my Sharp TV has let me down. One, horizontal purple line was all it could give me. I watched the purple line in disbelief for a while. I turned my old friend on and off a couple of times. I even checked the other inputs, maybe it was just the cable? Nope. It’s over. Done. It was a fine run, but the time has come to say good-bye.
Rest in Peace, mighty 27″ Sharp TV, you were the best thing I’ve ever bought. I’m going to miss you. I love you. So long, and thanks for everything.
*moment of silence*
Weeeelp, off to Best Buy!