1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Extended warranty on HS10

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Kase, May 15, 2003.

  1. Kase

    Kase
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Has anyone managed to take out an extended warranty on the Sony HS10?

    I bought mine from Nexnix at the start of the year and asked them about this, they said they would talk to Sony about it, but a couple of gentle reminders later they are remaining quiet on it. I'm not putting hundreds of hours a week on my unit, so would prefer to get some kind of protection if possible.
     
  2. Kramer

    Kramer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Probably better to contact an "independent" insurer - must be loads in the UK.

    Could be quite expensive though & the price of future improved technology should be considered.

    What would something as good as a HS10 cost just 2/3 years ago (if such a thing were available then :) )? What will a HS10 equalivent cost 18 mths from now? <£1000 by the looks of things :eek:

    An insurer won't cover the cost of replacement bulb etc... & IMO, Sony's tend to be built to last - that was certainly my impression when I performed "open heart surgery" on my HS10 (exploratory!).

    BTW, my "false start" issue has now entirely disappeared (perfect for the last 40/50 start-ups) & everythings perfect @ nearly 400 hours.

    :hiya:
     
  3. museumsteve

    museumsteve
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    7,589
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Nth Hampshire
    Ratings:
    +1,014
    400 hours Kramer..;) haha, you lightweight, I've just hit 857 and lovin it lovin it lovin it.:clap:
     
  4. Kramer

    Kramer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    & I got mine early December :( When did you get your HS10?
     
  5. Kase

    Kase
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Kramer I know what you mean about Sony, if you get past the first failure point (i.e. soon after purchase) then they do seem to last. I have a widescreen Trinitron TV which is 5 years old and it can still knock the socks off most of the TV's that I see in the high street - even when they are fed with a decent signal (rare!)

    I know what you mean about consumables (bulbs, fans, electricity) as well, but it's if a panel goes, or something on the ICB that I'm a bit concerned about - having read about spares recently I don't like their price :-o With regards to replacing them I'm not concerned as my partner is an electronics engineer and can fix anything electrical, given the right parts.

    But £2K is not a trivial amount of cash to a non-Beckham and I'd like this machine to last me three years at least.
     
  6. rooster

    rooster
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Messages:
    216
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +2
    400 and 800hrs:eek:

    Have you guys changed the air filter or cleaned the unit in any way yet?
     
  7. JohnS

    JohnS
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2000
    Messages:
    2,580
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Herne Bay, Kent
    Ratings:
    +33
    250 hours on my second without a false start, first had about 250 untill it died in March.
     
  8. Messiah

    Messiah
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +339
    Zero hours on mine in the last 4 weeks :( and it's killing me.

    Plasma dies this afternoon as well :mad: but after 2 hours trying to contact their support department (it's still in warranty) a 30 minute rest (complete power down) fixed it. Phew !!!
     
  9. Pulsar

    Pulsar
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Messages:
    2,922
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    West Midlands - Stourbridge
    Ratings:
    +292
    Hi,

    Thought I would join in, 300 hours, not 1 false start and the picture is just getting better and better.

    A very happy HS10 owner :) :) :) :)

    Rob
     

Share This Page

Loading...