This is Turtle.
I bought a 36" RCA TV about a couple years ago at Sam's Wholesale Club and
it now is showing up darker than normal when viewing the shows. I have used
every adjustiment on it to lighten it up but can't get it to be bright
enough to view anything of a nite or low lighting view. The thing even will
not show Black peoples faces. My brother in law said I had a Raciest TV and
would not show black people on it. I told him the TV was not a Raciest when
i bought it.
OK, Is this a fixiable item or junk it and buy a new one? New one RCA
$743.00 and Sony $879.00 at Sam's. They have a TV shop here in town and it
cost $75.00 to just tell me what is wrong and no fix at all. Hurry up , my
wife is on my ass.
This is Turtle.
NO , He wants $75.00 to look at it at his shop and you bring it too him. He
does not make house calls. He's the only shop with in 40 miles and he does
not trade. Also sometimes i wonder if he really knows what he is doing for
every repair he does cost $400.00+ to anything + the $75.00 check out fee.
I wonder if his name is Tom? If it is under warrenty you bring it to him at
no cost. If it out of warrenty , Don't Bother.
If i could get it looked at for maybe $30.00 or so at his shop / I bring it
too him , i could handle that. I'm not paing big money to tell me it cost
$400.00 fix + $75.00 check fee. Everything cost $475.00 even on 12 inch to
the 60 inch screens. If i got to pay $75.00 to just see about it and tell me
it cost 4400.00 more to fix it. I'll just go buy a new one.
This is Turtle.
Still hadn't got over paying $80.00 for a HVAC tech to be called out to tell
you your filter was dirty on Sunday afternoon. Your going to have to move on
with life after a sexual experience like this. Oh Yea, You do now know not
to tell the service tech to get his ass over to your house right now.
Tommy-- what are you saying here? I don't quite understand your replies...
Turtle-- You better pay the $75 and get that thing fixed. Your wife is on
your ass and it ain't good. She will soon be goin over to the neighbor's
house to watch TV and you don't want that. Pay him the money and while you
are there, sell him a new HVAC system!
I got a Curtis Mathes with the same problem. Luckily it is still under
warranty, so I am carting it off to the TV repairman this week.
TVs are made like crap these days, just like HVAC equipment.
Call TV shop. Talk with owner. Tell them you will trade a fall inspection of his
A/C - Heating system for a diagnosis of your television. A good way to help each
(Yep., Mr Turtle works in dat der bizzness).
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Turtle, take your problem over to sci.electronics.repair.
There are a lot of good TV guys that hang out at that news group. Be sure to
give them the model number of the set as well as the maker.
Sometimes certain TVs have a known weak spot. If yours does, somebody on
that group will know about it.
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