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Things to look for in a 2nd hand TV?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by phillips321, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. phillips321

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    Hi guys

    Im picking up a new TV tomorrow, its a 3 year old Sony Widescreen 32" CRT Wega Televison.

    What signs should i look for to see if the TV is in good condition.

    I will obviously ask to see it working, what things should i check?

    I will look over the external of the TV to see if it has been dropped or anything.

    What else should i check?

    Sorry for the very open question but this is my first TV im gonna buy for myself.

    Cheers all in advance for the advice
     
  2. spocktra

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    If it was me i would be cheeky and take a few dvds to test the set.Basically all you can do is check the colour purity and screen alignment.Older sonys do wear the years well so hopefully all will be ok.ps check ALL scart and rf sockets.
     
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    Certainly test all the inputs, look for any damage to the screen or casing - light scratches on the case is ok but any cracks or such could suggest drops or heavy impacts which could cause problems.

    if the case isnt black then look for discolouration arround the ventilation as it will show over heating problems.

    From personal experience with other brands of TV also check the volume levels required to give a 'normal' listening level. A number of TVs I have owned over the years have required the volume to be cranked up more and more over time to actually give the same level of output.
     
  4. phillips321

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    mayb your getting deaf? :smashin: only kidding.

    thanks for all the help guys,

    i guess i will need to test the scarts sockets then
     
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    OH YES!
     
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    Probably right - god damn those concerts

    Though I guess it means that the amps in TVs must keep getting louder too... will have to see now that I have an AVR if I keep having to notch it up further
     

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