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Discussion in 'TVs' started by stoobydale, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. stoobydale

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    Hi, Can anyone advise me please? I need a new tv and started looking at rp mainly because you can get a 42" for less than £1000. However after just a short time looking people were telling me that the lamps in these things probably only last about 6000 hours and cost anything from £150 to £350 to replace. If this is the case is it not cost effective to buy a 42" plasma for about £2200. Over say a 10 to 12 year period would this not work out cheaper. Sorry if what I have said is complete rubbish but this is what I am being told by various salesmen. :confused: :confused:
     
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    Thanks for the info Runningback. Could you tell me how much it would be approx to replace the lamps in a Toshiba 42WH36 tv? That was the one I was looking at before I was talked into a plasma. The salesman in Currys told me approx £300 but as you say he probably makes more money selling me a plasma.
     
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    the best person to answer this would be Demon i suppose if he reads this.

    The salesman might be right on this one, i know that replacing all three
    colour tubes wouldn't be practicable because it would be cheaper to buy
    the same TV as new.
    replacing one CRT tube (one colour) he's probably right with the £300 mark.

    anybody feel free to correct me if you got better information about replacement tube pricing.

    you might find something if you do a search for Toshiba 42WH36 in this forum,
    definitely you get a lot of results to read.
    cheers,
     
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    £300 for a CRT replacement in a RPTV sounds about right.

    As if that isn't bad enough, unless a tube fails very early in the life of the set, you normally have to replace all three CRT''s in order to get correct colour balance.

    Hence the previous comment that it's better to buy a new set!
     

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