Repair Older $5000 Mitsu RPTV??? or Buy New?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Jon Kennedy, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Jon Kennedy

    Jon Kennedy Auditioning

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    Have a Mitsubish VS-6021 R
    REAR PROJECTION BIG SCREEN

    Television is vintage 1992 and has following issues:

    Lost Red color and then the picture became dimmer.

    Within the last month stopped working (No Picture but has power)

    Due to the quality of the set I would like to save it if possible. (Was 2nd from the top in that year)
    Has the wood doors etc and is just awesome.

    However if the cost is prohibitive I may choose to upgrade.

    I am thinking at minimum it will need one CRT and not sure what else. I know HDTV etc etc. but this is my Mothers television and she loves it and I have to say the quality of the set is amazing when it was working. Colors and film like quality are phenomenal.

    Anyone know cost ranges for replacing a CRT etc. or general service pricing.....

    Thanks
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Did they have 100 point convergence back then?

    I am guessing at least $1000. to get it fixed. With just the more common 9 or 25 point convergence you will likely be far short of what today's TV's can deliver in terms of resolution.

    You may be able to save the cabinet for some purpose, even as an entertainment center with an LCD or plasma panel TV inside.

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  3. Tim Jin

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    Buy new. You got 12+ years out of it. You got your money worth. Time to upgrade.
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    I'm assuming that that is a standard definition TV. In which case god yes, PLEASE upgrade to an HDTV! For the sake of the children! Think of the children!

    have fun! [​IMG]
     
  5. Tim Jin

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    Chris is right. It's really time to upgrade your mother's set to HDTV. No matter how awesome the picture is, it will never beat an HD set.

    Also, parts maybe hard to get due to it age and once a TV starts to fails, it will fail again after you get it service.

    Time to dump it and buy a HDTV.
     
  6. John Whittle

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    If you lost "red" and then the picture became dimmer, chances are you need three tubes. Guess about $700 each plus other parts at about $500 (flyback or something else along those lines). Makes parts about $2600. Labor will probably come in high due to major convergence at $500 plus you'll lose the set for a month. So you've already spent more than a new HDTV.

    Keep the cabinet and use it for a kids puppet stage. 1992's best picture is at the bottom of 2005's pictures.

    John
     
  7. Jon Kennedy

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    Thank you so much for the replies and advice....

    I think I will recommend she replace the set as cost exceeds repair .....

    Maybe I can gut the cabinet and install a contemporary set inside for her....LOL

    I will keep you posted here.
     

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