I have inherited a Vidikron VP50 from work. We had two, the other one still looks great, but this one has 'noise' on the screen. It started out with just a little, but it has progressed to being unwatchable.
From what I can find (very little for some reason) this was a very high end plasma when it was made in March of 2006. I still haven't been able to find anyone to repair it, mainly due to my extreme remote location. Also can't seem to get Runco/Vidikron Support, they just tell me to contact a dealer. Anyone have a guess as to what might be wrong, and how much it might cost to repair? The noise is on all inputs, and affects everything, including the menus. Lines of green, red, etc.
I am looking to replace my old TV now, and considering the deals available for 2010 model TVs.
Can anyone tell me if this TV would be worth repairing? If its going to cost a lot to repair, is it still worth it? Is the display that much better than the new TV's today? Looking at Samsung 8000 or Pan VT25. Can get them both for less than $2k now, in giant screen sizes.
Any information would be helpful!!