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PF1000u dying - replace or repair?

Hi All,

I've had my lovely PF1000u for about 4 years now and recently am having power issues with it. It won't turn on and just power cycles on and off.

I've reached out to LG and they said they can provide out of warranty services (repairs etc) for $160. I'm wondering would this be a good time to upgrade to some of the newer laser UST projectors? I was looking at the Xiaomi (walmart currently has it at $1700) since it had more lumens vs the PF1000u, but wanted to field some advice from you experts first. So would you guys suggest that I buy a new projector or hold off and repair my LG instead. If I should replace it, what would you guys suggest? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Much depends on your cash-flow. If spending $1700 isn't an issue, okay, otherwise $160 to repair a 3 y/o projector isn't bad if you can get another 3 years out of it. Also, in 3 years your $1700 will likely get you even more/better performance.
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I would verify that they can fix it for $160 or is that just the diagnostic fee. Most repair centers quote a diagnostic fee to give you an estimate that will be applied to the repair if you decide to fix it and its the minimum you will pay if you don't want to fix it. Most electronics today cost more or almost as much to repair as it is to replace it. Electronics today out of warranty are virtually disposable.
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I agree, electronics are pretty much disposable these days, even appliances, unless you can fix it yourself. Most recently I had dishwasher fail after 3 years and repairing was half the cost of the new one due to replacement part cost so I ended up replacing, but I also had electric LG stove fail which I was able to fix myself by replacing control panel which was cheap. So if you know which part failed you could possibly attempt to repair yourself if nothing to loose. Could be the cheapest option.
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