First RPTV and HT (Couple Questions)

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  1. MichaelSholl

    MichaelSholl Auditioning

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    After a year, I am back in the market for my first RPTV. I believe I am going with the Toshiba 65H83 from One Call. They have is listed at $2499 with 10% off and free shipping.

    I am also purchasing the Onkyo ONK HTS760 Home Theater from CC.

    Few questions.

    1. One Call - Any experiences? Good, bad?

    2. Should I invest in an Extended Warranty for the RPTV? If so 3 or 5 years?

    3. If I elect to get an extended warranty can I get one from another company that may be a better deal?

    3. Any comments on either device would be great. I am trying to get the largest TV for the money as I will be sitting about 11 feet from the TV.

    Thank you all knowing audiophiles [​IMG]
     
  2. John S

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    1. I have bought from One Call and had good experiences.

    2. That is your call, but more and more the extended warranties are less and less of a value.

    3. You may indeed be able to get an extended warranty from another source.
     
  3. MichaelSholl

    MichaelSholl Auditioning

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    John,

    Thanks for the reply. If I don't hear any real negative comments I should be ordering in the next two weeks. The most exciting purchases I have made in quite some time. I am pretty confident in the Onkyo piece. The Toshiba is a bit of an unknown to me.

    Regards,

    Michael Shollenberger
     
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    I ordered a reciever from one-call a year or two ago.. smooth transaction, would deal with again. PriceMatching is also a nice benefit as well [​IMG]
     
  5. Jeremy Scott

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    why is an extended warrnaty not necessary?

    I got a 3 year extended warranty for $99 and have had 2 new tubes put in my tv....
     
  6. Bob_Campbell

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    michael,

    I have a toshiba 46h83, I recommend getting the warranty. Not b/c of faulty problems with the toshiba but that if a gun in your tv goes it might cost more to replace that one gun that to buy your set.... just some food for thought

    bob
     
  7. Michael.M.C

    Michael.M.C Stunt Coordinator

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    I dealt with a guy named Patrick at OneCall last week. Great price, solid packing and among the fastest shipping I have ever experienced, especially during the holidays.
     
  8. MichaelSholl

    MichaelSholl Auditioning

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    Thanks so much for the responses. Does anyone have experience with One Call's extended warranties? Should I go with their warranty or are there other companies that provide comprehensive EW at a good value?

    Thanks again
     
  9. John S

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    I say this because more and more, when people try to use these warranties, they are getting shafted. I am glad your warranty has worked out well for you.

    I am try'n to decide right now, if I want to spend the extra $160 for three additional years from Philips myself.
     
  10. Michael.M.C

    Michael.M.C Stunt Coordinator

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    Allow me to offer this:

    With an extended warranty you are gambling the item will break, they are gambling it won't.

    If I were to get an extended warranty, and I rarely do, it would only be with the original manufacturer.

    Lastly, as best as possible, I would first check the item out on cnet, epinions or other internet ratings sites. If it shows high repairs I would either not buy it or consider the warranty. Otherwise, I would not spend the extra money.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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