Electronic devices die. That's a fact of life. It's not so bad when you've had the device for a long time, but when they don't last too long, that can be a bit upsetting.
I had...well, I still have it, but now it doesn't work...a TV that died 2 weeks after its three year extended warranty expired. It's timing was impeccable. I may take it apart to try and find the kill switch...that is the only reasonable explanation. (just kidding)
I could try to get it fixed, but at a minimum, it would cost $200 plus shipping, and could be more. And considering I paid about $500 for the 17" TV, the repair price seems a bit extreme. Plus, I can get a larger TV with many more features for less than the original purchase price of the old one.
Darn..have to get a new TV for my office here at home. I'm crushed. (again...just kidding)