Originally Posted by Tom Riddle
$99 plus how much? Not sure repairing the VT30 would be worth it at this point, unless you could do it yourself for little cost. There are a lot of great sets out there. There are several OLEDs out now at prices relative to what the VT30 cost. I personally love the new Sony XBR LED's. My 940c has much deeper blacks than my VT30 ever dreamed of with a much brighter picture. I too can say that HDR is much more than just hype - best part of UHD.
Well, Tom, let's talk through this, if you don't mind.
I *might* be able to get a friend with a home theater shop to look at it for free, now that I think about it. He owes me a few favors and is coming over to do something else for me, anyway. According to this thread, the buzzing is typically a loose board screw, or sometimes a cracked board or bad coil.
The thing is I'm not at "wow I gotta have a new TV!" yet. And many 4K features and possibilities aren't even realized yet, although I do enjoy going to others' homes and admiring their sets.
I wanted to wait until my beautiful 1080p plasma has fallen behind the times. Granted, I am starting to get screen burn-in on my plasma, and that's depressing.
I took a look around, and I could be swayed to get a Vizio P, I think. Then you're right: if the TV required a $250 or more to repair, I could put that money toward a new $1500 set. Then I could wait a few more years until "wow I gotta have that!"
Would you or anyone here "tsk tsk" Vizio P?