This is why you only ever get a 1 years guarantee, unless you buy the 3 year extended warranty (more expense). Why would a company build a TV like they did in the 60’s that was built to last, then you never replace it.
10 million people buy a TV, it is built to last = 10 million sales in 60 years
Build them to fail within 5 years and the average person will buy around 8 in their lifetimes
10 million people buy a TV, it fails in 5 years = 80 million sales in 60 years
Same with mobile phones, they are at the point now where they have enough cpu/ram and storage but now, every 18 -24 months the plebs upgrade them to the iPhone 6000 because it has 3 more pixels.
They have the technology to create batteries that could last for weeks, but no, they package them with shit lithium-ion batteries that last (you’ve guessed it) about 18-24 months, just in time for contract renewal.
TV is the same, it was once analogue, all you needed was a cathode ray tube, an aerial and a tuner in the TV. In the last 20 years we have had LCD screens, digital TV, (requiring either new set-top box or TV with digital tuner, then HD, new set-top box or TV with HD tuner, now we are going to 4K (you guessed it, more hardware upgrades needed) then will be 8K, 16K etc etc
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