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#1 Posted by Dooops (227 posts) -

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So anyhow, yeah 3 1/2 year old busted my Plasma TV beyond repair. I am going to get a new one but I obviously don't want this to happen again. When I purchased the TV I got a shelf mount and it was expensive enough.. 500 bucks approx. Now I was thinking the option of wall mounting the television to my wall but that still doesn't prevent a ball or something to make it's way up there or something. I was looking into TV protectors such as those offered from this website http://www.tv-armor.com/ but it looks like they do not ship to Canada. Has anyone purchased some sort or protector for their television? If so do you like it? Does it lower the quality of the television viewing? Glare? Also, is there somewhere in Canada that sell this stuff?

#2 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -

Sell your child to the gypsies.

#3 Posted by UltorOscariot (207 posts) -

Perpetuating the species is not worth it if this is the cost.

#4 Posted by Jams (2961 posts) -

@Virago said:

Sell your child to the gypsies.

Or send him to a sweat shop to make some shoes, then take that money and buy a new TV.

#5 Posted by Dooops (227 posts) -

All great ideas. So I found out that tv-armor.com does ship to Canada. Horray! Now the only thing I wonder is if anyone has tried type of product out yet and if they are satisfied with it?

#6 Posted by Linkster7 (1029 posts) -

Insurance!!

Sorry I know it's not actually helpful, I just try to sell it with every TV i sell at work. Habit.

#7 Posted by Sir_Loin_of_Beef (55 posts) -

Unlucky mate, I actualy just bought a new 50" plasma for myself the other day (been using a 32" for years) I can't wait for it to arrive so I can see how awesome it makes my games look and feel now. Even a 50" costs a shit-ton of money so I can kind of imagine how pissed you are at needing to buy a brand new 60" xD

#8 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -
@Dooops said:
All great ideas. So I found out that tv-armor.com does ship to Canada. Horray! Now the only thing I wonder is if anyone has tried type of product out yet and if they are satisfied with it?
sounds like you are going to have to write a review on it, and post it here. 
 
that sucks that he broke your tv.
#9 Posted by kingclaw (757 posts) -

Probably you should chosed another title for this thread, now people just going to post stupid jokes about how you should punish your son.

That's what I would do, at least. :P

#10 Posted by Dooops (227 posts) -

I have insurance but their is a 1000 dollar deductible. I paid $1499 for the TV and with the 1000$ deductible plus losing the 3 years of 25% claim free it would end up costing me like 2000ish dollars. Insurance is rarely a solution. More of a oh shit I lost everything in my life they "might" help me out. lol

#11 Posted by gpbmike (864 posts) -

@Dooops: Is that the hooligan in your avatar? You can clearly see he's a TV destroying machine. Just look at his eyes, pure evil.

#12 Posted by Elbon (368 posts) -

@Dooops: if there no light in your room then a tv protector are ok otherwise no

#13 Posted by Evilsbane (4621 posts) -

@kingclaw: Your 100% right,

Sell your son to get the money to buy a new TV.

#14 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

How did he break it?

#15 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

Perhaps this question would be better answered by the folks at tested.com? I found that when I was building a computer and needed some advice, the community was extremely helpful, maybe they could help you out here. Also, (insert joke about child cruelty here)!

#16 Edited by Dooops (227 posts) -

@gpbmike Yup, that little bugger is the culprit! @Hizang He tells me frankly that he hit the TV with a toy bat. The bat is padded with foam but I guess if you have a good enough arm you can break and TV with it. @whistlebottom Good idea. I will try there as well.

#17 Posted by Marcsman (3209 posts) -

Cast that kid in the remake of Omen II

#18 Posted by RJMacReady (346 posts) -

I'm never having kids.

#19 Posted by NTM (7410 posts) -

Yep, little ones can get rowdy. That's too bad, but at least it gives you incentive to get an even better TV right? Right.

#20 Posted by ProfessorEss (7398 posts) -

@Dooops: I have a 3 year old boy (and I mean a BOY). I'm very happy I decided to hang my 55 well out of his reach.

Granted it doesn't save the TV from a potential ball or toy train strike, but it does save it from his standard daily insanity.

#21 Edited by BlinkyTM (1054 posts) -

That's a bummer. Never going to have kids if this is the cost! Video games > Children :P

Seriously though, that is a bummer. I heard that the wall mounts can be dangerous though. I wanted to wall mount a t.v. and was told not to because they fall off sometimes.

#22 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1999 posts) -

I've heard that projectors can be really expensive. You have to get the projector plus really expensive replacement bulbs, and then worry about getting a proper screen on top of that, then you need to worry about lighting. It's just a mess, I really think you should just go with another TV.

#23 Posted by believer258 (11949 posts) -

As a very quick piece of advice, OP, have you ever considered buying a TV cabinet instead of hanging it on the wall? That way, when it's not being used, it can be nice and shut where no little whippersnappers can hit it with anything.

Just a thought, though it would probably cost a good bit in addition to your brand new 60" TV. I'm a bit jealous of that.

Another quick thought: Buy an LEDLCD TV if you can. That's what mine is and it is gorgeous.

#24 Edited by BlinkyTM (1054 posts) -

@believer258 said:

As a very quick piece of advice, OP, have you ever considered buying a TV cabinet instead of hanging it on the wall? That way, when it's not being used, it can be nice and shut where no little whippersnappers can hit it with anything.

Just a thought, though it would probably cost a good bit in addition to your brand new 60" TV. I'm a bit jealous of that.

Another quick thought: Buy an LEDLCD TV if you can. That's what mine is and it is gorgeous.

When I was like....12 my parents had a cabinet with a T.v. in it. One day, while I was playing it fell out for no reason. I'm not even kidding. Just plopped screen first on the floor. I just sat there and stared, was like.."What just happened? Ah well, G.I. Joes."

#25 Posted by believer258 (11949 posts) -

@BlinkyTM said:

@believer258 said:

As a very quick piece of advice, OP, have you ever considered buying a TV cabinet instead of hanging it on the wall? That way, when it's not being used, it can be nice and shut where no little whippersnappers can hit it with anything.

Just a thought, though it would probably cost a good bit in addition to your brand new 60" TV. I'm a bit jealous of that.

Another quick thought: Buy an LEDLCD TV if you can. That's what mine is and it is gorgeous.

When I was like....12 my parents had a cabinet with a T.v. in it. One day, while I was playing it fell out for no reason. I'm not even kidding. Just plopped screen first on the floor. I just sat there and stared, was like.."What just happened? Ah well, G.I. Joes."

Sounds more like misuse of the cabinet by its owners than a problem with TV cabinets in general.

I'm not really a fan of TV cabinets - I would much rather have my expensive TV and shiny game systems on display for all to see - but if children were present I would want to keep that stuff locked down tight.

#26 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Now break him.

#27 Posted by Sweep (8869 posts) -

That reminds me, I need to buy condoms.

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#28 Edited by Gerhabio (1977 posts) -

@Virago said:

Sell your child to the gypsies.

Ahem... you mean Roma?

#29 Posted by PinkSoda (88 posts) -

Aww, well he's young, give him a break. D:

Look on the bright side, you have a reason to buy a new tv! Just don't think about cost lol

#30 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -

@Gerhabio said:

@Virago said:

Sell your child to the gypsies.

Ahem... you mean Roma?

Are you making a jab at Rome for being covered in gypsies? If so, then yes, I mean "Roma".

#31 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

Give the broken TV to your son. That way, if he ever asks for a TV, you can say "hey, I gave you my best one. You broke it."

#32 Posted by Mesklinite (805 posts) -
@Sweep said:              

That reminds me, I need to buy condoms. 
 
 
I LOLed

#33 Posted by wafflez (528 posts) -

So the moral is dont have children.

#34 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

You could restrict his access to the room you put the TV in.

That might be the best way of assuring your TV is never brutally murdered with a blunt object ever again.

#35 Posted by Eudoxia (43 posts) -

Awe, don't blame the kid, he just wanted to see what would happen is all. :P

#36 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Solution :  Mount the child on the wall away from the TV.

#37 Posted by Deusx (1905 posts) -

@kingclaw said:

Probably you should chosed another title for this thread, now people just going to post stupid jokes about how you should punish your son.

That's what I would do, at least. :P

Yeah, just throw him in a river... Sorry I can't answer your question.

#38 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

After you get a new TV you make one simple rule: "no toys near the TV, also don't play ball inside the house".. I know, it seems way too simple but it does work

#39 Posted by Marz (5655 posts) -

This is where the belt comes in handy :)   It taught me to be an honorable man and don't break other people's shit.

#40 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I worshiped the tv when I was a kid of that age. Someone should have hit me with a bat.

#41 Posted by bybeach (4846 posts) -

You can't get better insurance than that? Wall hung I guess..I liked the cabinet idea but a 60 inch is huge..and I would look at a projector twice despite the experience one guy had. But projector does sound like a pain. Also no throwing toys in the tv room, take away the oportunities, and maybe even try to have a barriar/off limits around the area beneath the tv.

#42 Posted by Nate (705 posts) -

My son scribbled all over my monitor last week and i can't get the pencil off for the life of me. He must have pressed really hard and scratched it in. If only I could afford a new one! Fortunately, I have a friend who's lending me an older one. Still, thanks for your helpful perspective: at least he didn't bust my TV! Yikes. Good luck with that.

#43 Posted by SamFo (1530 posts) -

60 inch? how big is the room?

#44 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (183 posts) -

Tell him you're taking him to Disneyland. His excitement will wear off when the orphanage heavily sedates him.

#45 Posted by Grillbar (1849 posts) -

im not saying you should do anything to your kid im only saying that an average skull can take between 14-16 psi pr pressure

#46 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

:(

#47 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@Grillbar said:

im not saying you should do anything to your kid im only saying that an average skull can take between 14-16 psi pr pressure

damn dude, going to far... :/

#48 Posted by dudeglove (7902 posts) -

#49 Posted by dudeglove (7902 posts) -

@Sweep said:

That reminds me, I need to buy condoms.

As if you'll ever need them. Unless you're into posh wanking.

#50 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -

@Gabriel said:

Send him to Penn State.

You won. Congrats.