Extended warranties

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  1. michael22

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    Hi Guys,

    I am seriously considering taking the plunge and ordering a panasonic PX or PD60 after reading numerous positive reviews. I am however a little worried about the reliability of plasmas and would appreciate it if you could reassure me that it's not going to pack up three weeks after the one year warranty is up and I don't want to re-mortgage the house to pay for an extended warranty!!
     
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    what you need is to read this thread: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264343 , and sort out a price match from a John Lewis store who give free 5 year warranty's on plasma screens.
     
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    Yeh, I have seen the pricematch tips but the trouble is that I was thinking of buying from Empire Direct and there is currently no stock - therfore no pricematch:thumbsdow :thumbsdow
     
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    that's a problem, all you can do is either find another store they will price match from or wait for stock.

    All other stores I looked at offered 5 years warrenty for around £500-£600, so the wait for JL and calls were worth it in the end.
     
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    Thanks for the info chaps:smashin:

    Does anyone know if the PD60 has been discontinued. I can't seem to find anyone who has it in stock and as I am not planning on going HD in the near future I thought this would be the best value buy for me.

    How do SD sources look on the PX60??
     
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    I think the price gap closed on the SD screens so much the just arent worth stocking anymore it used to be a £600+ premium now its about £300 most people will go the extra. It depends how badly you want the warranty (as i have pointed out warranties can be sorted for reasonable prices these days) PX60 will do a good ob with SD (have you considered a panel only option like the PHD8? If you have a 5.1 system and sky its much better!
     
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    how much is a PHD8?
     
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    I don't think I can wait until September!
    What sould I do:rolleyes:

    I don't really want to spend more than £1k but could probably push to £1400.

    I would also be interested in whether you would see the warranty as essential??
     
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    A warranty is a form of insurance. If your the sort of person who takes Payment protection and warranties on everything then yes it is (to you) the Panels have 2 year cover as standard and the wayprices have gone an SD42" was £2k+ 3 years ago and 5 year warranty was £800 if you hadnt bought the warranty that money would pay for a new and better screen now! but if you had and the panel had gone wrong the warranty would have repaired it and possibly replaced it (parts not available etc) You would be very unlucky to have a panel go seriously wrong in 3 years (especially a Branded unit) but its down to you I took a warranty (TADL) on my panel as there was a known PSU fault where they would go pop at a about 13 months old but then panny realised this and were doing free repairs up to 18 months + It does mean if mine does go down i can have a replacement screen in 24 hours! and it helps keep the residual value higher as if i was to sell it would still have 18 months to run.

    The Panel/TV decision is ne you need to make first then see if yo can afford/need a warranty as well
     

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