Having television is a must in many households. I attempted to go without any television services for the first month of living in our new home, but it didn't go over very well. We relied solely on the channels that would come through via the antenna and found ourselves frustrated that we missed the shows that we were so used to watching. I took a few days and started looking into getting a television service for our new home. I learned quite a bit about different channel packages and the types of service available. Continue reading through my blog to find out everything that I learned during my search.
Back before flat screen TVs existed, there were big, heavy TVs with convex screens, plugged full of tubes and wires and projection components. You really needed TV repair in those days because it cost less to repair a TV than it did to buy a new one. Now, it is less common to repair a TV and more common to buy a new one. Does that mean that TV repair is part of a bygone era? Maybe it is, and maybe it is not. After you read the following, you decide.
TVs That Still Need Repairs
Let's say for a moment that you buy a 56" flat screen TV. It is HUGE. You decide to mount it to the wall. There is just one problem; the TV is too heavy for the wall to support, even with the TV mount brackets and brace kit. The TV crashes to the floor, and now you have a smashed LCD screen on your brand-new TV. Ouch. Unless you are some mega-millionaire superstar, you are probably going to try to fix that TV rather than repeat that expensive purchase. TV repair technicians have not disappeared; they have just changed the types of repair jobs that they do, which includes replacing that TV screen.
There are also projection TVs with theater-quality sound and picture. These things are massive, but they are quite the item for anyone who adores TV. The problem with these TVs is that the projection tubes in the back frequently burn out, and then you need a repair technician to replace the tubes.
More about the Screens and Less about the Guts
It used to be that TV repair in a home was all about the guts of the appliance. Something went wrong, the technician had to replace the guts. Convex TV screens were so thick it was next to impossible to break them, and if you managed to break the screens, you just threw the TVs away.
Now, that has changed to more repair on the screens and less repair about the guts. There are far fewer issues with the guts too since the picture and audio tubes are no longer in use. The screens are more susceptible to breaking because the LCD and HD TV screens are extremely thin. Just dropping a TV box on the ground can break a screen. Without the screen, the TV is useless. The guts are easier to replace, but the screen is the most expensive aspect of ownership.Share