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longreach said:
Chris how about a 46inch widescreen high Definition ready rear projection television all for £999.99 plus vat
But is your living room big enough to put it in?

Not to mention the cost of replacement bulbs and cooler fan noise.
 
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Philips have only one service agent in the UK for plasma TVs, so if your Philips plasma develops a fault after the guarantee period it will cost to collect, diagnose and deliver the plasma back £411.25 upfront payment which includes labour but no materials or parts included. You may be able to change the bulb yourself in the Samsung. Costs £250.00 lamp life 45000 hours approx.
 
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Does anyone know how to cause a prefectly good TV to give up it's life without visible marks so that I will be "forced" to buy a new one? (After which miracoulosly after as month or so the old one is repaired by me using information I found on the internet - so the old TV can go into my room?)
 
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longreach said:
so if your Philips plasma develops a fault after the guarantee period it will cost to collect, diagnose and deliver the plasma back

Not for me! - another one of the joy's of buying from Costco!
 
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Dry jointed or overheated PSU electrolytics are probably your best bet TG. Cheap to replace and easy to diagnose (more so if you caused the fault originally) :D:D

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T_G said:
Does anyone know how to cause a prefectly good TV to give up it's life without visible marks so that I will be "forced" to buy a new one?
Take the fuse out the plug....

She'll never spot that one.
 
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You could be even more discrete by taking the fuse, putting it in a kettle and so blowing it, then putting it back in the TV again.

Not that I've ever done that to someting in a rented house The fuse keeps blowing, there must be something wrong with it, any chance of a new one?

Of course TG's German tele probably doesn't even have a fuse in the plug O-no
 
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Rolf is right, I read many reviews of the Panasonic plasmas, they were excellent reviews. I am curious is the picture really amazing on Plasma. Also, what would be the cons of plasma tv's, do they have problems
 
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note that fuses inside tv sets are 20mm, so you can't blow them inside a 13A plug using a kettle (at least, not safely!).
 
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Well the fuses in the plugs are 3A or 5A, blows nicely in a 2.2KW kettle :)
 
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not amperage ratings, it's size that's incompatible.
 
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I don't think they're on about TV fuses, spiney. Just the mains plug.

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Unfortunately, tv repairers are quite used to scams! If you simply return a working tv set, just for an (obviously deliberately!) blown fuse, you're likely to get a big bill for nothing.

Offhand, I can't think of any way of "disabling" a tv set (without obvious tampering).
 
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Hmm the fuse thing wont work as there are no fuses in plugs here. I suppose the idea is sort of crazy anywhere, I am not sure If I could pull it through.... I suppose I could convince her by tuning the colour really dark and bad until she convinces me it is time for a new plasma TV....
 
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yes, but there is a 20mm fuse inside the tv set, that's my point, and sometimes they do blow for no apparent reason.
 
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chris said:
Just ordered this Plasma TV and will post some pics when i'm all up and running :D

Did you get it Chris?

What do you think of it?
 
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