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Extended Garantees ??? If u have an opinion please answer ASAP.


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#1 of 4 RichardA

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Posted August 01 2002 - 04:03 AM

Are these advisable of projection TV's? Buying a Toshiba 50H82. They want $409 Canadian or $258 US for an extended 6yr warranty package. These TVs only have a one year warranty. Are these warranties worth it??

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#2 of 4 Lew Crippen

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Posted August 01 2002 - 07:20 AM

This question came up in the basics portion of the forum a couple of days ago.Presshere to go to that thread.

I mkight change my view if the total is for six years. Also I don't know enough about projection devices to have a valid view on MTTR.

However, you may wish to carefully check the contract for your obligations (do you have to perform peridoc maint) before signing.

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#3 of 4 Peter Loan

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Posted August 05 2002 - 12:08 PM

Rich, I normally do not buy extended warranties but the one they are offering is a good deal. The chances of something going wrong with an HD RPTV within six years is actually pretty high and the repair costs for these sets are catastrophic. Just make sure and read the fine print on what the warantee will and won't cover. Also, ask what happens when the warranty is used, is it good for multiple repairs? Is it onsite service? I paid $185 for a four year warranty on my set and it's the first extended warranty I have ever purchased.

#4 of 4 Ron Shaw

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Posted August 06 2002 - 02:26 AM

Consumer Reports recommends not purchasing extended warranties for anything except camcorders and RPTVs. Because of the relative high failure rate of these devices, they do recommend them for these.