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Topic # 220335 6-Aug-2017 17:28
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Inlaws have a Panasonic 55" plasma TV, which my nephew (very helpfully) decided to throw a marble at. Unsurprisingly, TV no longer works.

 

I'm wondering whether it's worth getting it looked at, or it's just useful for parts now.





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  Reply # 1840034 6-Aug-2017 17:30
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Given you can't buy them anymore, my vote is for spare parts

 

Edit: My parents have a 42" Panasonic I think from 2008, have warned them when it goes kaput that they will be going LED


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  Reply # 1840041 6-Aug-2017 17:38
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Most plasmas are glass fronted, so must have thrown it bloody hard!
Not sure if the plasma cells are bonded to the front glass or not. But if it has been hit hard enough to stop it working then probably more than just the glass that is damaged.
Unless it is relatively new, and a high spec one I have my doubts it will be economic to repair. Plasma is old tech, and there may not even be large components like replacement screens available.
Hopefully they have contents insurance.




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  Reply # 1840042 6-Aug-2017 17:38
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If you are saying plasma panel damage then I doubt you could get a replacement anyway.




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  Reply # 1840119 6-Aug-2017 18:40
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My vote is nope.  Claim insurance and get a new TV.  





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  Reply # 1840123 6-Aug-2017 18:51
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The Veon TV's at the warehouse are so cheap and really good.

Plus they offer a 3 year warranty so you can't go wrong.

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  Reply # 1840129 6-Aug-2017 19:04
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DjShadow:

 

Given you can't buy them anymore, my vote is for spare parts

 

Edit: My parents have a 42" Panasonic I think from 2008, have warned them when it goes kaput that they will be going LED

 

 

No! Plasma to LED, not in anyones lifetime. We paid $3600 and $2400 for out two Panny plasmas, 50 and 42. Old. My mates one, same model as ours has Freeview, ours doesnt. Im spoiled, if need be its top of the line OLED, no question




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Reply # 1840195 6-Aug-2017 19:46
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I did think it was just worth parts, but did want to check with the experts.  Thanks team!





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  Reply # 1840254 6-Aug-2017 20:59
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I couldn't imagine going from a plasma to a Veon TV...

 

Claim insurance and see if you can make it to an OLED or at least something with full-array backlighting*.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1840288 6-Aug-2017 23:17
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I went from dumb high end plasma to smart 4K bottom of the range samsung LED. Amazing picture and amazing usability (plays every file on my home network, has 4K netflix and 4k youtube)


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