Rear projection TV

mascan42

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My grandmother has a 10-year-old rear projection TV that's been acting up lately. The top and bottom edges of the image are bending inward, and some areas of the image are compacted in the center and spread out at the sides. My uncle made some sort of adjustment a few months ago, but it came back again, and this time, it moves up and down randomly. Considering the age of the set, is it worth it to try to get this fixed?
 

Mooseman

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Get rid of it. You can probably find a decent rear projection HDTV pretty cheap. Sorry no links or model info right now. Maybe I'll look later
 

blee

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It is not worth it, even if you could get the parts. If you could post the model # we could probably help you out more, but being 10 years old and a rear projection you are better off getting a new tv.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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i would shit can it, the tech is so much better now that even the best set 10 years ago is junk now. its a shame but i would have to agree with the rest of the crowd
 

Sinn Fein

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Like you need to hear it again...

Junk it and start over with something new.
 

Vinman

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The set has a bad convergence board, they range in price from $500.00 and up, if you can find one. you can adjust it but a standard board has about 16 adjustment pot and is time consuming.
or you might have a digital board which is really expensive. better off buying a new set.
 

thelord68

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I have had to get rear projection sets repaired in the past, and it is always expensive, especially if its older and parts are harder to get. You can go by the rule I use for computers: if the repair or upgrade cost is going to be more than half of what a new one would cost, then replace it.

With the impending cutoff of analog signals in a year and the fact that you can get a new set (LCD, DLP or Rear Projection) as big as 52" for under $1000, its a no-brainer to replace it.
 

MrAbovePar

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And fwiw... some local TV shops would probably buy it off you for a few bucks just for the parts.