Originally Posted by eea123
I have a good local guy who might be willing - Stanley's Electronics in Peoria, IL off of Hale and Pioneer Parkway. He's worked on my 52" RCA CRT and laserdisc player; even makes house calls.
Never got into LaserDisc but would love to pick an LD user's brain sometime. I've heard some of the cheaper models one might find on eBay might need repairs/TLC and wouldn't mind some Do's and Don't for a Beginner that has been tempted to buy Laser Discs from the local Half Price Books... but doesn't have a LD player and doesn't want to pay too much or buying a LD player that isn't worth being repaired (no parts).
While its probably a completely different beast from the UTV... finding a "Friendly local electronics shop" willing/able to do the work is probably key.
As far as UTV parts... (Tuner Chips) I'd suspect some old-timer fellow UTV forum readers might have a few on a shelf. Otherwise, maybe somebody on good terms with previous UTV Repair shops... might have a connection to a Vendor(s). Who knows... if any of them got any good at it as a DIYer. Maybe they'd be willing to do this as a little Hobby Business.