PeaceBang's Television Dies, R.I.P.
Trouble is, I turned on the TV a few minutes ago and it made a sound like it was being throttled with a garotte, and although I could get sound just fine, no picture at all. It started hissing when I changed channels and sounded for all the world like it might blow up, so I unplugged the thing. Minutes later when I tried again, it started screaming and sounded like it was DEFINITELY going to blow up. Not only have I unplugged it, it would be spending the night in the garage if I could lift it.
I just went to Amazon.com to take first looks at what's out there and I find that I am obviously waaaay back in the 20th century when it comes to tellies. What's in the name of Regis Philbin is plasma TV? What's HDTV, and should I bother caring? What's a flat-screen TV, and why would I want to spend $3000 on one when I can get a perfectly good regular old television for about ten times less than that?
I am an Unfrozen Caveman Television Viewer! Your ways confuse me! Please advise!