【編譯/KevinAction】

在美國有一位民眾
因為太愛看財經新聞台CNBC
結果她家的電視竟然故障了 囧
為什麼?
因為她家的電視畫面下方
開始出現長方形"鬼影"
這是怎麼一回事?
深入了解之後才發現
原來都是愛看CNBC惹得禍!

CNBC是美國的財經新聞台
畫面下方的藍白雙股市跑馬
幾乎成為該台的註冊商標
有圖有真相:

但當該名民眾把電視拿回去給電器行報修時
電器行竟然說:「妳因為看CNBC而弄壞電視,這不在保證的範圍內,所以必須自費2500元美金修理。」
這價錢都可讓她再買半台新電視了!
不過最後電器行為了做口碑
還是免費為她修理

但也提醒民眾
新聞台千萬別看太多!
否則小心你家的電視也因此報銷!

以下為原文
Source:WNBC

Watching Too Much TV Can Be Hazardous To Your TV
Ask Asa Solves Stock Ticker TV Burn

POSTED: 2:45 p.m. EDT August 30, 2002
UPDATED: 5:30 p.m. EDT September 3, 2002

CNBC is NewsChannel 4's sister network that among other things runs up-to-the-minute stock information along the bottom of the screen.

"I watch CNBC a lot. I'm a big CNBC fan," Rosanne Drechsel said.

So much of a fan it looked like Drechsel had managed to imprint CNBC on the large screen TV she bought at 6th Avenue Electronics in Livingston, N.J.

"We were watching another channel one night that there was a bar and a shadow across the bottom of the television set and first we didn't know what it was and then it finally dawned on us that it's the white ticker tape bar that the Dow comes across on CNBC," Drechsel said.

The faint ghost image was annoying, but not nearly as aggravating as some of the explanations Dreschsel received from repair personnel.

"They said I was in violation of the warranty because I watch CNBC," Drechsel said. "They said any channel that displays a still pattern could damage the screen and that as a consumer it was my responsibility to find out which channels they were and not watch them or follow the instructions in their manual."

Drechsel is no TV novice and she does read the manual. She even set up a separate TV for her kid's video games to avoid a possible screen pattern. She never thought a collection of moving numbers could cause problems. Pioneer is not budging. It said the damage is not covered under warranty. So she's faced with quite a repair bill.

"They have to replace the whole unit. It's a very big job and it's an approximate cost of $2,500," Drechsel said.

But 6th Avenue Electronics, where she bought the $5,000 set, is doing all the repairs absolutely free of charge. They don't have to, but say it's in the name of good customer relations.

NewsChannel 4 talked with the technical folks at CNBC. Bottom of the screen information has become popular on several networks and NewsChannel 4 was told a screen burn like Drechsel's can indeed happen. They recommend to keep the brightness level on the set down to a reasonable level and to turn it off when not watching it.

Copyright 2002 by WNBC.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

以上編譯如有錯誤地方...敬請批評指教... <(_ _)>
不過我想這可以拿去當"拒看新聞台"的好理由了 XD

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