These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Oddly enough, portable TVs only make up about 5% of the large, bulky items Travis can pick up.
Nightmare Retardant: You can't have the dark realm, a plane of unspeakable horror with blood and horrible death everywhere, and then have someone willfully go there for something so simple as solving a puzzle. Compare Travis's casual "put your hand on the mirror" to Heather's horror whenever the dark world took over. Completely different.
The Game Over screen is accompanied by a truck horn. Yeah, we know Travis is a trucker and all, but it's still very silly. It's not even particularly demonic; you could easily mistake it for the game's sound data glitching out.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Breakable weapons, in contrast to the series' general treatment of weapons up to that point, though that's made up for by the sheer amount weapons you can find. It's not uncommon to finish the game with several dozen melee weapons unused.