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DO NOT PURCHASE A PANASONIC PLASMA

Just a warning, our plasma was purchased in 2007 and now has black bar on screen in lower right corner (if facing tv). At minimum it will cost $350 to repair. Told it was c board or display issue. Panasonic was of no help, 1 year warranty on tv. Model number is TH42PZ700U.

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So what you're saying is?

I wonder if you are saying the set can't be repaired or if the warranty was not honored?

Every once in awhile you find folk that want it fixed from free. If we take this reasoning to other products I wonder if this don't buy list would encompass all producers today.
Bob

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Dpm

It can be repaired, however if it is a display issue, it is not worth it to repair it. I think the tv should have lasted longer than 3 years. I purchased it August of 2007. The tv came with a 1 year warranty.

I do not expect anything for free.

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Don't expect anything for free

I purchased it at the latter end of 2007, I did not expect it to burn out this quickly. It can be repaired, but the cost is simply not worth it, especially if it's a display issue.

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We all wish stuff would last much longer.

There is a reason to extend the warranties. And here's the ugly truth. We asked for lower prices and got it. In turn the gear is being made as cheap as can be without regard to any "10 year design."

This is well discussed but read below where Pepe puts it so well. If we follow your advice all those other makes need to be avoided.
Bob

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I would get P.... too if,

the TV needs repair one day after the warrenty ran out...but 3-4 years? Ok, how many years were you looking? I would think 3-4 is normal. 5-10 would be great...and lucky.

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With that logic

Do not buy a Samsung, don't buy a Sony, don't buy a Ford, don't buy a Lexus, don't buy a GM, don't buy HP, don't buy Epson, don't buy an Ipod...

Oh wait things break down... never mind!!!***


***but for the Samsung part, yes they can suck it Silly Grin

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The good thing

Sorry to hear you have a lemon Sad. The good thing is, you would not have to spend as much as you previoiusly paid for a new plasma of similar quality, if not better (arguably). You might consider throwing your current one on ebay heavily discounted with a disclosure and go from there.

Although you seem dubious of the Panasonic brand, you could do equally poorly by purchasing another brand. YMMV. Just keep that in mind. Panasonic and Samsung are really the only two valid contenders in that size/price range with the 1080p feature set/adequate PQ. Everyone else's plasma pales by comparison.

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Yip..a lot less;

Just saw this at Fry's; 50" plasma for $499. 47" 1080p lcd for $699.

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