Toss old TV and get new one?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Kevin N, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Kevin N

    Kevin N Stunt Coordinator

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    This is kind of a complicated story, and thanks to anyone who goes through it.

    Feb of '03 I moved, and something happened with the convergence on my nearly 4 year old Mits 55" TV. I had someone repair it and it worked fine for 10 months, but the convergence is out on it again. I called a local repair shop that's Mits authorized and they said they'll need to pick it up for $75 and run diagnostics on it. Beyond that pickup fee, they said that more than likely the chip that handles convergence is fried, and replacing it and repairing the set will run about $350. He said that there's a small possibility that the convergence board is fried, and in that case, it'll set me back about $1200.

    I'm going to have to make kind of a quick decision once I find out what the problem is. If it's $1200, I'm thinking of scrapping the set and getting a WD-52525, or a similair $2000-2500 set.

    What would you do in that situation? I'm just afraid of spending $1200 to get this thing repaired, and then a year down the line, it breaks again. Any thoughts?
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    $1200 is to much, way to much in my opinion.....
     
  3. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Well, for 1,200 I'd would give it up at this point. Here's the opportunity to update your set for a few hundred more. Depending how much you want to add you can get a CRT-RPTV or DLP to LCD.
     

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