If it is the smooth front Panasonic it is a second glass screen and
you can just remove the broken glass and keep using the TV. That
extra glass front sure protects the actual plasma screen!!!. Might not
be hard to put a new glass or plexi sheet on yourself either - have
not looked closely at mine to see what would be involved.
Sorry, only 3 Samsungs in our house so far. They replaced the 4 or 5
old ones (Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony, ???). Actually 4 Samsungs if you
count my daughter who lives near by of which I own 1/2 of her tv <g>.
No such thing as an LED TV at this point, possibly in the future.
Today's options are LCD or plasma basically. LED only refers to the
backlighting of the LCD panel. Early LCD panels used fluorescent
backlighting, and I don't think very many of those are even made
anymore. LED backlighting comes in a number of flavors these days with
edge lit being the common less expensive variant. Some LED backlit LCD
TVs have the LEDs behind the LCD in an array that is actively controlled
to reduce backlight in areas with a darker image to increase the
contrast ratio. I think a few high end units even use RGB LEDs similarly
to enhance colored areas of the image with matching backlight.
Actually there IS. The Sonly XEL-1 OLED TV was introduced and sold in
2008-2009 in select markets (including Canada). At just under $3.000
for an 11 inch display it was not a big seller - but the picture had
fantastic contrast and viewing angle - it's only real problem was
primary colour reproduction accuracy
Yes, limited distribution, insane price, anything but mainstream. If you
go looking for a TV in your local electronics retailer today your
choices are basically plasma or LED backlit LCD, or DLP based projectors
first as to homeowners insurance......
whats your deductible? if its 5500 bucks you will still be out 500 bucks, and
making a claim on your insurane may cost you big time in higher rates. plus the
price of big screen tvs have dropped a lot, from costs 3 years ago..
your replacement tv might not cost much more than the deductible.
personally i like the look and less power consumed by LED tvs.
go to say wall mart and some other stores and draw your own conclusions.
Just a thought:
Since the TV is trashed anyway, why not clear off a large space on your
workbench and disassemble it?
You might find that the front glass is just that: a piece of glass!
If so, you can get a replacement from a glass shop.
I had a 25" LCD monitor go belly up and wash ashore. Checking the web, I
found that capacitors for this particular model were flaky. Taking the list
from the web site, I bought 11 capacitors (as I recall about six dollars)
and, deftly wielding a soldering iron, replaced them. Monitor now works
Point is, you can't kill a corpse. I'd invest a couple of hours in a
On Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:24:39 AM UTC-5, HeyBub wrote:
I did the same with a 19" and posted the fix on an electronics forum and was
chewed on because I used "the wrong type capacitor" for a switching power
supply. It is still working after 2+ years! A__holes!
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