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Extended warrenty, yes or no??

by sxyfunlvr / January 30, 2006 2:12 AM PST

I've recently purchased a LN-R328W LCD TV and have passed up the extended warrenty. It comes with a 1 year, so I thought that because it has no moving parts, that if nothing has surfaced within the 1st year, then I'm somewhat safe.
Does anyone agree? or should I have purchased the extended warrenty with this product?

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I AGREE
by stewart norrie / January 30, 2006 2:31 AM PST

Failure will generally occour during the first year. I did buy an extended warrenty on my Sony hi-def t.v. rear projector, Then 6 months called a Sony repair center to have the set cleaned and adjusted Anyway I was told that this work was not covered by warrenty So I would say that the 1 year factory warrenty is all you need good luck and dont forget the snack bar ha ha stewart

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I agree
by hlc216 / January 30, 2006 2:39 AM PST

Say no to extended warrenties! I got suckered into buying one but then returned it.

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by masterying01 / January 30, 2006 5:12 AM PST

"Failure will generally occour during the first year". not true and a very bad thing to belive in. lamps in microdisplay rear and front projections are made to break. its a consumable part like the tires on your car. it wont break in a year, but a replacement will be needed in 3-6 years. i had a sony tube that broke after 3 years, sony charged me $250 to fix it...and it was only a 27". that is a myth that'll get you introuble when you're stuck with a broken product.

that being said, i will never buy an extended warrenty on a lcd. only on microdisplay rearprojections (dlp, lcd, lcos), and maybe a plasma depending on the brand. then i will abuse the hell out of the warrenty before its up.

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I say yes
by hometheaterlvr / January 30, 2006 3:35 PM PST

I think warranties are totally worth it. I bought one for two of my tv's, one 27" and one 36" Sony from Circuit City. About 13 months in, my 27" went kaput, and CC repaired it in about a week. I had to bring it in, but they gave me that option when I bought the plan. If it broke again, they would replace my set with a new one. The 36" set has in-home service, and came in handy about two years in: the picture would change colors, so they came out and fixed it right there. Those two occurrences paid for themselves. I still have a year on the big one left, and two on the small one.

I've bought warranties for most of my components, if only for the surge protection coverage; no manufacturer's warranty covers surges, and I'll be damned if a cheap $50 surge protector protects you! But I think extended warranties are generally worth it on big items like tv's. If it's too expensive to replace it, then buy the warranty.

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Las Vegas!
by RoadRunner6 / January 31, 2006 10:30 AM PST
In reply to: I say yes

I have been buying audio/video equipment since the late sixties. I have never bought an extended warranty.

With the money I have saved I have purchased two home theater systems instead of one, a Honda Accord EX instead of a Honda Accord LX, a 19" Dell LCD instead of a 17" Dell LCD, a Nikon macro lens instead of a Tamron macro lens, 2 trips to Las Vegas in the last seven years instead of one and a partridge in a pear tree.

RR6

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