Ahh, yes that's great! Hilarious. Yes, maybe the all in one nature of it makes it too indispensable! I'm pretty close to you on TVs in general.@Isaac (no laughing from the peanut gallery upon reading)
So, I FINALLY threw away an old tube TV that was in the guest room which was only used when I went upstairs to clean. Took t*two men and a boy* to get that thing downstairs and out the house. Carried the flat screen upstairs myself, plugged in the Roku and my guests (yep, they helped get the old one out) welcomed me to the 21st Century!
I then got a smart TV for downstairs, my first one. Okay, nice having everything built-in but a thought occurred to me. Isn't this like the all-in-printer? One thing breaks and I can't just unplug that stick and move it to another TV? If one thing breaks I have to wait to get it repaired or just go by another all-in-device? I feel like I have to buy a back-up TV just in case. Okay, maybe overthinking this but really? So now added to my *shopping list* is a back-up TV. Just trying to figure out where does one store a back-up TV?
I mean, compared to what you see in the avg home nowadays.
So...I was totally happy going from tube to flatscreen. I got that, it seemed nice. But the whole "having a TV in every room in the house - maybe two", and making them as huge as the living room wall, I just don't get that. I'm as lazy as the next guy, but I don't need a TV anywhere but the living room! And it's 37" - the ONLY TV that our family has had for 10 years. Viore, a brand nobody's ever heard of either, but it was a Walmart Special.
Glad you got your tube TV to bulk pickup!