In June 2020, I purchased a Samsung 43″ Class 7 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV (model UN43TU7000FXZA) from Best Buy with a Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi, and it included a 12-month warranty. About 18 months later, the TV wouldn’t power on, and an authorized service shop said the repair would cost more than a new TV.
I thought we were out of luck. Then, I remembered this 2018 article from Consumer Reports (“Why You Should Steer Clear of Extended Warranties“), and that my credit card has an extended warranty:
Get an extra 24 months added to your warranty when you purchase items at least in part with your Citi card and/or your Costco credit card reward certificate. In the event of a covered failure, the item will be repaired or you will be reimbursed up to the amount charged on your Citi card (including Costco credit card reward certificate) or the cost to replace the item, whichever is less, up to $10,000.
After about eight days, Citi Card Benefits replied:
Your claim under the Extended Warranty program has been approved.
A payment in the amount of [redacted], which represents the full amount payable for this claim, will be credited to your card account within 1 to 2 billing cycles.
The amount didn’t include the cost of shipping (understandable), and they credited the card one day later.
If you’re about to buy a TV, keep this in mind!
Watched the first (standalone) episode from season 4 of Black Mirror on Netflix. It was excellent. 👍🏽
P.S. Happy new year, and hello! 😊
Binge watched seasons 1 and 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix over nine days. Loved the first season, and thought the second season was better. Character development was mature, so storylines and action sequences felt more intense. Definitely worth watching.
Next to watch: Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
Amy and I finally watched all episodes of Arrested Development this year, and have continued to watch them repeatedly on Netflix. It’s a riot, and very relatable.
In Season 2, Episode 10, “Ready, Aim, Marry Me!” — which features Martin Short as Uncle Jack — has me cracking up with laughter. “Eye level! Eye level!”
I saw the new NBC app on my 3rd generation Apple TV home screen a couple of days ago, and it appeared to have full TV episodes of their latest shows.
Checking season 3 of The Blacklist, I was bummed the first episode was no longer available. I rented it on Apple TV, then watched the second episode in the NBC app.
Observations — I’d mute the TV during commercials (between 60–120 seconds). There was a weird block of commercials between the final scene and credits. On the other hand, maybe it makes sense when binge watching, because the start of the next episode is immediate.
Overall, all went well, and I’m on my way to catching up. Nifty to have another option.
I can comfortably write in Simplenote, WordPress, or Day One apps on our TV. If I don’t want my laptop on my lap, or my iPhone in my hands, this is another option.
I starting writing instructions, but realized Apple has solid support documents. 🙂