My Panasonic 42 PLASMA shorted out
Of all the strange timing. I hooked up my Atari Xegs to the VCR with RF cable, which is hooked up to the hdtv's video input. You see, I finally programmed Adventure II XEGS onto my first Atari max cart and was planning to start real hardware play testing. At first I just popped in Jungle Hunt. Had truly awful connection, lots of static. Then... the hdtv went black. Now it's giving a 14 blink code. I can't believe the old hardware had anything to do with the problem but since it's the first time I have ever hooked it up to this TV, my suspicions were nagging me. But no burn smells or problems with the vcr or XEGS so I assume it was just time for this 2011 TV to have a problem.
Now I have to balance fixing it, vs just buying a new hdtv at Walmart. I think I will check Craigslist for some old CRT so I can play and test my Atari stuff that way too.