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Old 9th September 2014, 12:43   #7576
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Thanks ranjitnair77, Turbanator. Went ahead and bought Samsung 43H4900 3D Plasma. Picture quality is real good. Also the sales guy at Reliance digital was very accommodating. I spent almost 4 hours for 2 days playing different channels with my own settings, also took my own movies, before I decided on the Plasma.
I didn't find any Panasonic plasmas atleast in the big stores in Chennai. Not even in their company outlet.
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I recently purchased a 32" LED TV from FlipKart. This TV comes with the standard 1year LG warranty. Having burnt my fingers earlier with a Samsung TV failure right after their 1 yr warranty got over, I dont want to take any chance and hence want more coverage outside the standard warranty. I called up LG customer care and enquired about the procedure to do so.

I was told that
* An extended warranty can be purchased within the first 30 days of purchase.
* Cost of extended warranty is 2800/- per year for a 32" LED TV
* There is a discount of 10% if I take a 2 or 3 year package.
* A discount of 20% if I go with the 4 year package.


I have had LG products earlier and have availed their AMC contracts but I have not availed their extended warrant anytime. So how effective is their extended warranty packages and do they really honor them in case of failures? Also, I feel the cost to be a little bit more.


Can any of you throw some more light on this in case somebody has already availed their extended warranty programme.


Thanks in adavance.
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Old 10th September 2014, 20:13   #7578
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So how effective is their extended warranty packages and do they really honor them in case of failures? Also, I feel the cost to be a little.
I don't speak from experience wrt LG but I believe they would honour extended warranty. They are known for good after sales service.

Cost is favourably good compared to Samsung
http://www.samsung.com/in/support/ht...ranty/lcd.html
but expensive compared to Sony
http://www.sony.co.in/microsite/braviawarranty/
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So I bought a VGuard Stabilizer for my 40" tv as recommended by the technician. Now the problem is, my TV unit is little far away from the plug point. And the wire of this stabilizer isn't as long enough as the surge guard I was using before. So I was thinking if I can use the surge guard and then connect the stabilizer to it and finally connect the tv. Or should I connect the stabilizer, then the surge guard and then the TV. I am asking this because the surge guard has more output than the stabilizer to connect my TV, STB, playstation, sound system and wifi router.

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V Guard's useless. Ours burnt/exploded when there was high voltage, taking with it the TV and CD player. Everything was toast.

The stabilizer was under warranty so they repaired it free of charge but didn't own up to the burnt appliances. Those are not covered, strange. Anyways, Using a good quality spike buster for years now, No issues.

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So I bought a VGuard Stabilizer for my 40" tv as recommended by the technician. Now the problem is, my TV unit is little far away from the plug point. And the wire of this stabilizer isn't as long enough as the surge guard I was using before. So I was thinking if I can use the surge guard and then connect the stabilizer to it and finally connect the tv. Or should I connect the stabilizer, then the surge guard and then the TV. I am asking this because the surge guard has more output than the stabilizer to connect my TV, STB, playstation, sound system and wifi router.

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Old 10th September 2014, 23:39   #7581
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[quote] if I can use the surge guard and then connect the stabilizer to it and finally connect the tv.

Yes , that will be correct way

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because the surge guard has more output than the stabilizer to connect my TV, STB, playstation, sound system and wifi router.
Connect all other things that might draw current more than what your stablizer can handle directly to your surge gaurd.

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So I bought a VGuard Stabilizer for my 40" tv as recommended by the technician. Now the problem is, my TV unit is little far away from the plug point. And the wire of this stabilizer isn't as long enough as the surge guard I was using before. So I was thinking if I can use the surge guard and then connect the stabilizer to it and finally connect the tv. Or should I connect the stabilizer, then the surge guard and then the TV.

You could get the wire changed by a local electrician or yourself if you know what you are doing. A spike buster is what i use always anyway as first line of protection even when I am using a stabilizer or a conditioner etc
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V Guard's useless. Ours burnt/exploded when there was high voltage, taking with it the TV and CD player. Everything was toast.

The stabilizer was under warranty so they repaired it free of charge but didn't own up to the burnt appliances. Those are not covered, strange. Anyways, Using a good quality spike buster for years now, No issues.
Oh my! Hope the history doesn't repeat with me. I'm sorry to hear this. But after reading reviews everywhere, I purchased this. Now I have to keep my fingers crossed it seems.

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if I can use the surge guard and then connect the stabilizer to it and finally connect the tv.

Yes , that will be correct way



Connect all other things that might draw current more than what your stablizer can handle directly to your surge gaurd.
Thanks for confirming this.

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You could get the wire changed by a local electrician or yourself if you know what you are doing. A spike buster is what i use always anyway as first line of protection even when I am using a stabilizer or a conditioner etc
Thanks for you input
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Oh my! Hope the history doesn't repeat with me. I'm sorry to hear this. But after reading reviews everywhere, I purchased this. Now I have to keep my fingers crossed it seems.
I have been using a Sollatek stabilizer. It has seen quite a few voltage fluctuations and the TV switching off. So far, no issues.
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Hi all,

I bought a Sony 46 inch LED on Jan 1 this year (with 1 year warranty). It was working fine. Last week, my 2-year old daughter threw a heavy object at it and then the TV went blank; there is no damage on the glass. Had a Sony technician visit my home for checking this. He said that the panel had gone kaput and I have to replace it. He said since it is physical damage, this will not come under warranty. He quoted an approx. price of Rs. 40,000/- for panel replacement. I told "no".

Now what are my other options? I am thinking along these lines:

1. Contact Sony for panel replacement under warranty. Will this work?
2. Can I get a cheaper panel installed from after-market? If yes, where in Chennai can I get this done?
3. If there is no other option, will Sony take the TV under buyback? If yes, how much Rs. will I get for this 46 inch HD LED TV bought for Rs. 76,500/-?
4. If Sony won't buy it, where else and for what price can I sell this kind of TV?

Thank you.

murillo.

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There are options, allways! Every city has technician(s) specialising in focused repairs of electronic stuff. You will have to look / ask around and let that chap have a go.

You have already had the company technician give you their stand and I doubt if Sony will buy back a non working piece or for that matter even a working one. You should talk to smaller shops, though not for a buy back but to find out where they get their bought back panels repaired from.

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There are options, allways! Every city has technician(s) specialising in focused repairs of electronic stuff. You will have to look / ask around and let that chap have a go.

You have already had the company technician give you their stand and I doubt if Sony will buy back a non working piece or for that matter even a working one. You should talk to smaller shops, though not for a buy back but to find out where they get their bought back panels repaired from.
Thanks.

I was talking about this among my friends circle. There is another school of thought that says it is better to replace the panel spending 40k. The logic is that the replacement cost of a similar TV will be upwards of 70k and that there won't be any drastic fall in the TV prices in the foreseeable future.

Confusion indeed.
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Hello everybody!

So I picked up a Videocon Mirage 40" Led from Croma yesterday.
Can you please let me know how Videocon Mirage 40" is? I am looking for cost effective option for my bedroom but I am worried about Videocon's performance.
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Hi all,

I bought a Sony 46 inch LED on Jan 1 this year (with 1 year warranty). It was working fine. Last week, my 2-year old daughter threw a heavy object at it and then the TV went blank; there is no damage on the glass. Had a Sony technician visit my home for checking this. He said that the panel had gone kaput and I have to replace it. He said since it is physical damage, this will not come under warranty. He quoted an approx. price of Rs. 40,000/- for panel replacement. I told "no".

Now what are my other options? I am thinking along these lines:

1. Contact Sony for panel replacement under warranty. Will this work?
2. Can I get a cheaper panel installed from after-market? If yes, where in Chennai can I get this done?
3. If there is no other option, will Sony take the TV under buyback? If yes, how much Rs. will I get for this 46 inch HD LED TV bought for Rs. 76,500/-?
4. If Sony won't buy it, where else and for what price can I sell this kind of TV?

Thank you.

murillo.
Pls contact Tecnokrat (next to Ampa Skywalk mall).

I had a similar issue with my Samsung 40 inch LED and they fixed it at half the cost of what the Samsung service centre was quoting.
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Old 14th September 2014, 16:41   #7590
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For all Chennai residents,

try greendust.com
Go to Electronics, TV ->

There is a LG 60", LED FHD, at INR 130,000
Pity they don't ship it elsewhere.
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