My TV blew up!!!!

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  1. justin_c_m

    justin_c_m Auditioning

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    [​IMG] Ok, it didn't actually blow up. It just doesn't work anymore. I was unhooking my VCR for my daughter and when I turned the TV back on it only stays on for about 2 seconds with a light blue screed with lines going across it, then goes off. It's a 27" Magnavox. My question is, is it worth getting repaired? I paid somewhere around 300 for it I think and it's only 9 months old. Wal-Mart won't allow an exchange on it. I will be receiving my tax refund shortly and will have the money for a new tv if thats what is suggested. I'd like to stay in the $300 range with something with component inputs. Thanks for any suggestions.
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  2. Marc Rochkind

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    I don't think you will find a TV with component video input for $300. A relatively inexpensive "good" TV is the Sony KV-36FS13, which, while analog, has a vertical compression mode for watching anamorphic DVDs. Does have component video input. You could get one for around $1100 or so.
     
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    I have a Toshiba 27A41 (27") that I'm pretty happy with. It has component inputs and you can do the vertical squeeze trick on it if you want to. You can find it online for around $270-$280 + shipping. I pricematched at Sears about 5-6 months ago. Good Luck!
     
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    No offense Marc, but suggesting a $1100 set when someone has around $300 to spend... ?
    According to www.pricescan.com the following TVs w/ component are under $350 somewhere on the net:
    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION BEST PRICE
    JVC AV-14F702 $184.00
    Toshiba 14AF41 $189.95
    * Hitachi 36SDX01S $219.54
    Toshiba 20AF41 $235.99
    Philips 25PS40S $249.99
    Samsung TXL2091F $269.94
    JVC AV-20F702 $269.99
    Hitachi 27GX01B $271.57
    Sony KV-20S90 $279.00
    Toshiba 27A41 $279.99
    JVC AV-27D302 $284.85
    Philips 27PS50B $296.00
    Philips 27PS55S $299.99
    Philips 27PT31B $301.18
    Panasonic CT-27D11 $309.99
    Toshiba 27A51 $309.99
    Panasonic CT-27D21 $339.99
    Panasonic CT-20SX10 $340.95
    JVC AV-27D502 $344.85
    Panasonic CT-27D10 $349.99
    Philips 27PS60S $349.99
    Toshiba 27A40 $349.99
    If you don't trust internet sellers Sears will price match any prices (you'll have to include shipping too) on items they carry ( www.sears.com )
    * the hitachi 36sdx isn't even on the sellers website, not sure how it got in this list as such...
     
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    If it's only 9 months old, why can't you exchange it? I'd be upset if that happened to me. You should have some sort of warranty with the purchase of the unit.
     
  6. justin_c_m

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    Warranty if 90 Days parts and labor, 1 year parts.

    I think I lost my receipt so I'm gonna try to exchange it at wal-mart for another one. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Justin
     
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    Well, my two coins suggest that you spring for a new TV--a Toshiba 27A41, as previously suggested. People here can give you the service-menu codes if you're interested in doing the vertical "squeeze." Good set.
     
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    Justin,

    Something similar happened to me a while back. My wife and I decided to upgrade from a 19" to a 27". We got a good deal on an RCA from Wal-Mart. After around 6 months, it stopped having a picture, still sound, but not picture. Wal-Mart wouldn't let us exchange it, but did give us credit for the amount we paid. We got another tv that lasted for about 5 months it started messing up BAD. I called the store and talked to the highest manager that was there at the time, explained what was going on and he let us exchange it with no problems. My suggestion is that if you are going to try to exchange it, don't mess with the electronics people, they will have to ask a manager anyway if you are persistant. Just my $.02
     
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    Well, after talking to 4 different wal-marts I finally got one that would do the switch for me. I went with the Philips 27PS55S. So far I like it. It does have component video which is superb. They switched it for the same price I paid for the old one. Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Justin
     
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    Glad to hear it worked out for you Justin. I think what you wound up with is actually made by the same company but I believe the Philips is of higher quality than the sets they put out with the Magnavox name. (I own a 60" Philips-Magnavox RPTV, yet another variation of that manufacturer's name game). [​IMG] For the record, my set has performed flawlessly for the 3 1/2 years that I've had it.
    Good luck with your new TV,
    Vin
     

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