I need a new TV for my bedroom.
Wall mounted, HD capable, OK on my existing auxiliary boxes, and with a
freeview program search function.
Able to take a satellite input but not Sky.
Do you mean satellite from a box or directly?
If the latter, we have two Toshiba TVs, both of which have a functional
satellite input which was not mentioned in the specs given on any shop's
website, so I'd recommend actually looking at TVs in a shop (Currys,
Richer Sounds or wherever) and see what each TV actually has.
On 10/02/2020 18:57, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Richer sounds will give a 6 year warranty.
Even for stuff where they don't, they will sell you a 6 year warranty
for 10% of the goods price, and after the warranty period, if you
haven't made a claim, they will give you the premium back !.
Local J-L had 2 Panny 40 inch GX800 tvs for £300 in their clearance
sale, normal price £600.
They don't. They make their profit on the goods themselves.
Visit your local R-S and ask them how many people bother to
come back and reclaim the cost of their warranty. Guildford
store claims 2 to 3 people per week do so. Their warranty
is not underwritten by any insurance company, if the goods
fail outside the manufacturers warranty they they just replace
1) They use the money as an interest free loan that funds their business
2) Assuming 2% inflation over 6 years, in 2026 you will need approx £112
to buy what cost you £100 in 2020.
Put another way, £100 in 2026, will have the purchasing power of £88 in
So in real terms they will be paying back less than they received.
At one time, they were giving a 3 year warranty, and a 50% trade-in as
well as a free new warranty, if you returned the item within 3 years.
I bought 3 items and traded them all in at 2 years 11 months.
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Back in the '90s I bought a dual cassette deck from Richer sounds for
about £120. For an extra £10, I got a 10 year warranty, free head
realignment at any time and 50% off a future trade-in (less without the
box IIRC). It is the only extended warranty I have ever bought on any
I just managed to sort out two problems on the weekend.
Problem 1 was the ancient Sony FM radio making thrumbing
noises when turned off.
Problem 2 was my 35 YO Sony recording walkman that had
stretched its belts, making everything sound very slowwwww.
In the BHF charity shop I found a Phillips stereo radio/cassette
'getto blaster' (AQ5150, but not a massive one) for £10.
Stereo FM radio is perfect (also has AM and LW).
Cassette player works perfectly. It has a headphone socket so
I should be able to digitise the rest of my collection of
language cassettes and BBC tapes of "I'm sorry I haven't a clue".
They gave me a receipt, but for £10 what do you expect ?.
I tried it in the shop and it worked fine so I won't be
back for a refund or 'trade in'. This one is a keeper, until
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