Why does my TV smell like fish?

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asked Jul 10, 2022 in TV's by nofuks (1,040 points)
Why does my TV smell like fish?

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answered Jul 11, 2022 by JorelFlorke (8,300 points)
If your TV smells like fish it's likely it's overheating and electronics and circuits inside the TV are burning and about to catch fire.

If your TV smells like fish it should be unplugged as it could start a fire.

The electrical components and wires in your walls and outlets are coated with heat resistant chemicals and plastic coating for insulation.

When these chemicals and plastic heat up significantly, they give off a burning odor that can smell like fish.

A TV can smell hot and it be normal after it gets warmed up.

The heat from the TV being on can cause the plastic to heat up which can cause the TV to smell hot which is normal.

However if the TV smells too hot or is getting too hot then it could be overheating and may be dusty inside or the TV may be about to go out.

The signs that your TV are dying are.

The picture quality is degrading.

The screen is getting darker.

There are lines on your screen.

Black Spots on your screen.

The TV is hard to turn on.

Dead Pixels.

Color distortion.

The new LED TV's easily break when compared to the old CRT TV's.

With LED TV's they have a plastic screen which can easily be broken by dropping or hitting the TV.

Once the screen gets broke the TV is really no longer good because the cost to replace the LED TV screen equals to the cost of a new LED TV.

Also LED TV's tend to go bad sooner than CRT TV's but most often it's a bad capacitor or bad power circuit board.

LED TV's last from 1 to 10 years while the older CRT TV's can last 30 to 40 years or more.

I have an old CRT TV in my garage that plays 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is almost 30 years old and it's still going strong.

But new LED TV's won't last that long.

The brand of TV that lasts the longest is Panasonic TV's and also Samsung TV's.

Sony and LG TV's are also long lasting TVs which also have great picture quality.

Samsung TV's are so cheap as they are made cheaply and they sell a lot of them which makes the price of the Samsung TV's go down.

Also advertising helps Samsung lower the prices of Samsung TV's as well.

Samsung TVs generally have better picture quality than the average LG LED-backlit LCD TV.

Samsung TVs usually get a fair bit brighter and have better contrast, while LG TVs generally have much wider viewing angles and have better smart features.

Netflix is not free on a smart TV although you can get a free 30 day trial of Netflix on your smart TV.

The downsides of a Smart TV are.

They can be harder to program and use.

The software can become outdated in the Smart TV.

They can pose security risks.

A smart TV can stream video on demand, play music, and do a lot more.

This may include accessing your favorite apps, browsing social media, or getting sports updates.

In most cases, a regular TV doesn't have any processing power, which means it can't connect to the internet.

Smart TV's do tend to get outdated when new apps etc come out that may not work with the Smart TV.

However even when the Smart TV gets outdated it can still work to watch YouTube and the other channels on the Smart TV.

You can also add a Roku or streaming device to your Smart TV if the built in streaming does not work properly.

Smart TVs last around 3 to 5 years although some may last 10 years.

Some people replace their smart TV before 5 years because they want a new one.

A flat screen TV lasts around 5 to 10 years before it goes bad.

The more you use the flat screen TV the faster the TV will give out.

You should expect around 5 to 10 years out of a good flat screen LED TV although some cheaper models may only last 1 to 3 years.

A TV needs to be placed or mounted at least 2 to 6 inches from the wall for ventilation.

Whether you decide to set the TV on a console or mount it on the wall, the best height for a TV is actually the same eye level for a person sitting on the sofa.

In general, that means the center of the TV should be about 42” above the floor, regardless of the size of the TV.

Leaving the TV on all night does not use a lot of electricity.

On average it cost around 20 cents to 30 cents per night to leave a TV on all night.

I leave my TV on all night and my bill only increases by $1.00 to $2.00 per month.

A TV does not use a whole lot of electricity.

TV's use on average of 40 watts to 180 watts depending on the size of the TV.

Smaller TV's use around 40 to 50 watts while larger TVs can use as much as 80 watts, 100 watts and even 180 watts.

Modern LED TVs use around 35 to 40 watts although the larger LED TVs can  use as much as 100 to 150 watts.

You should be able to find the exact wattage of your TV on the back of the TV near where the serial numbers and model numbers are located.

The amount of watts that a TV uses depends on the size of the TV.

Smaller 24 inch TV's may use around 35 to 40 Watts while a larger TV such as a 42 " to 52 " TV could use as much as 100 watts to 150 watts.

Old CRT TVs were pretty power hungry and even for the smallest CRT TV it could use as much as 100 watts while a larger CRT TV could use as much as 200 to 250 watts of electricity when powered on.

Modern TVs use, on average, 58.6 watts when in On mode and 1.3 watts in standby mode.

The power consumption of modern TVs ranges from 10W to 117W (0.5W to 3W on standby).

On average, TVs consume 106.9 kWh of electricity per year, costing $16.04 annually to run in the US.

- 32” LED: 30 – 55 watts, but generally around 40 watts, - 32” OLED: around 55 - 60 watts, - 32” LCD: 50 – 85 watts, but on average around 65-70 watts.

For example, old 32” CRT TVs required up to 150-200 watts (even more if the screen brightness is increased) with an average consumption of around 120 watts.

Most LED TV's has rated power between 60 watt to 150 watt.

Generally speaking larger the screen size higher is the rated power.

A 100 watt TV running for 12 hours everyday will consume 1200 watt hours = 1.2 kWh (units) of electricity in a day and 36 kWh of electricity in the entire month.

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