2018-06-06-BF1858-internaldialogue


1858 Internal Monologue.

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My mother bought my dad a giant TV for Xmas 5 years ago or so. It was top of the line at the time. Shortly after we set it up a lightning strike ruined the HDMI ports. So my dad couldn’t use the highest settings for the picture. Last year, or there abouts, mom replaced that TV with a new one that functions properly. I got her smaller tv and she got dad’s broken one. Except it’s too huge for her office, so she wanted to trade it to me, but didn’t want me to have to settle for less than the best image. I was unaware of this but she researched a workaround for the HDMI issue. There’s a serial port for a computer on the back and it doesn’t know the difference between that and HDMI in most cases, so she got a little converter, as shown on youtube, and we moved everything around.
It works just fine on most things, but the PS3 doesn’t get along with it quite as well as everything else, but I don’t know why. Most of the time you don’t notice anything, but Netflix won’t work via that method. I’m going to try it over the xbox and see if it likes the compouter hook up better. I expect, as it’s basically a computer already, the xbox will work better.
Apparently all the tv needs is to have the motherboard replaced, but it’s not something I know well enough to do myself. I don’t even know where you can get the parts for such a thing.