One of the best things I ever did was to not replace my old TV when it died. Now I just have to work on the internet addiction.
Without internet, I would have no window on the world.
Funny about your TV dying. My 14 year old Panasonic plasma crapped out. luckily, they programmed in a blink code that was fan failure.
Sure enough, on of the cooling fans was dead. Played hell finding the right replacement, important so the frequency signal it sends is correct. Took the back off, swapped the $35 fan, and all is fine again.
That saved hundreds of dollars, and I only see LCD TVs that compare to plasma that are $$$ They also seem to have dropped making the size i have in the cabinet, all larger now.