Opinions: Fix old RPTV or buy new?

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  1. Mark Lehmkuhl

    Mark Lehmkuhl Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a 6.5 year old 50" Hitachi Ultravision (50UX52B). Great analog picture set with Video Essentials DVD.

    It needs a new power distributer and some other misc. parts. $400 repair estimate.

    I had said to myself that if it was a couple hundred $, I'd fix it, if it was over $500, no. Of course its in that grey area.

    Opinions: Is it worth putting in $400 on this 6.5 year old set? I know its a personal thing but I am soliciting your opinions. What would you do?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    If your budget is up to it, go for a new RPTV.
     
  3. Juan_R

    Juan_R Supporting Actor

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    If you watch a lot of DVD's then I would go with a new widescreen TV.
     
  4. Brad_V

    Brad_V Second Unit

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    Tough call. When you can get a new 54" Samsung analog to replace it for $999, $400 for anything older than five years is iffy. If you like the picture a lot, though, if it's crisp and clear, I'd probably lean towards fixing it.
     
  5. LaMarcus

    LaMarcus Screenwriter

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    I would get a widescreen HDTV if I were you.
     
  6. Jeff Engel

    Jeff Engel Stunt Coordinator

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    I would say that in 6.5 years there have been enough significant improvements in picture quality that it would be worthwile to get a new set.
     

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