CRT technology is old and proven fairly reliable and economical. If it doesn't work any more..just buy a new one.
20k hours life(fairly long time) for the others but I don't think you will get any written garrentee though.
My guess is a 1 year warranty (if at that), which is a lot less than 20K for average usage. I hear that a 3 years extended warranty is about $500.
I don't know what kind of lamps the lcd use but the last lamp for a dlp (100watt) was $215. If you don't do it youself then add another $250-350 for the repairman.
I'm considering buying a new RPTV but can't decide which one. I like to know a few more information before i made decision.
I know for DLP/LCD need to replace the bulb after ~20khrs(think) but for CRT PRTV does it need to be replace bulb or services <if so can anyone guess approximate hrs >
How much does it approximate cost for each ?
CRT ~ $xxx ??
DLP ~ $xxx ??
LCD ~ $xxx ??