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I need to replace my 46" Sharp Aquos

by Flicher48 / March 12, 2013 5:34 AM PDT

Hi, I have a 46" Sharp Aquos that has a crease or crinkle behind the screen. I have an extended warranty however due to the age (5 years) they are only willing to give me a fraction of what I paid for it. Should I be looking at another manufacturer product?

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by Pepe7 / March 12, 2013 5:42 AM PDT

Now you can get a better quality rig for approximately half of what you paid. You learned the hard way that most of the time, putting down cash up front for an extended warranty, isn't the deal you thought it was.

If you would be willing to switch gears a little, you might look at plasma as an alternative product type. Right now the 50" size is still a bit of a 'sweet spot' for feature set/picture quality/price. They don't produce many 46" plasmas any more since more folks want bigger sizes to compete with more typical LED-LCD offerings. If your viewing area has some amount of light control, plasma might be a good fit for your needs. YMMV, of course. I would look at the Panasonic ST50 for an amazing buy. Look at the VT50 if you could squeeze a 55" HDTV in your setup and spend twice as much, but get absolutely stellar PQ.

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Nice choices.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2013 5:46 AM PDT
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The *T50 models seem to come up a lot in such discussions.

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The problem as I see it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2013 5:43 AM PDT

Is that most devices (includes HDTVs) are 5 year designs. A few makers are giving 2 year warranties but look at the makers and you see mostly 1 year warranties so my view here is that we can count on about 5 years with each device. This is an unpopular view and issue but look around and there are too many things that need repair at 4 years and up.

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