In between bouts of moving mailboxes and virtualising application servers I was sat downstairs catching up on last nights telly. Midway through NCIS the TV made an odd "pop" sound and shut itself off. I turned it back on and it did the same thing. It did this quite a few times leading to a diagnosis of "it’s broked".
Fortunately we have a newish Richer Sounds on the other side of town and in the email newsletter yesterday they were advertising a 50" LG for a decent price, and it turns out that they had one in stock. Even more fortunately it fitted in the back of the X-Trail with about 2mm to spare.
It’s up and running and looks stunning. It’s not actually much bigger than the 42" unit it’s replacing, the only issue is that the stand isn’t as tall so the centre speaker sits above the base of the screen, but that can be cured with a few bits of wood. I’m now giving it a good workout with a copy of Toy Story 3 which arrived this morning.