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Damn, my trusty Samsung plasma has bitten the dust...is this TV any good?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Kelt, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Kelt

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 7,715

    Location: With the færies

    Turned on my (almost 9 year old) TV today and it started changing inputs on the fly. :/

    Doesn't respond to the remote except for powering on and off, also the standby/power light is constantly flickering at a high rate.
    It's now stuck on the input for my WD player so at least I can watch my (huge) backlog of TV series and films!

    Unless someone knows a quick fix I'm looking at a new TV, particularly this one:

    https://www.richersounds.com/hisense-55u7a.html

    Read some good reviews and seems to offer a lot for the money, which @ £600 is about all I want to spend. Also the Richer Sounds 6 year guarantee is a must.

    If anyone has this would like to hear their opinion and any others if they think their is a better alternative.
     
  2. Raggs

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 5, 2008

    Posts: 955

    Location: Sheffield

    seems to get good reviews i'm pondering buying the 65 inch version use the code tv30 too get it for £569
     
  3. mulpsmebeauty

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 25, 2007

    Posts: 2,992

    Knackered remote?
     
  4. Kelt

    Sgarrista

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    Location: With the færies

    That's a different model...no local dimming and a 60Hz (as opposed to 120Hz) panel.
     
  5. Kelt

    Sgarrista

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    Don't think so, powered on the TV and it started gimping out by itself, plus the standby light is flashing, which according to Google means something is fubared in the TV itself.
     
  6. Raggs

    Hitman

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    Posts: 955

    Location: Sheffield

  7. Kelt

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

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    Well I left the TV unplugged overnight and this morning it came back to life!

    The standby light flashed a few times and then the TV started as normal.

    I'd left it unplugged yesterday a couple of times for up to an hour without success, so wasn't optimistic it would work.

    Question is now, how long it will last. I suppose 9 years is not a bad innings these days for electronic items.

    I think I'll get into the habit of unplugging it overnight.

    Saved me a trip to Richer Sounds this afternoon (I hope)!
     
  8. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

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    Location: Glasgow

    It'd be a shame to have to buy a TV this close to Black Friday anyway, might be worth keeping a lookout for any good deals then.
     
  9. Kelt

    Sgarrista

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    Yeh, I thought it was a bad time to buy a TV just before the sales. Although someone on HUKD who recently bought one from RSounds said they sent him an email saying if it went down over Black Friday they'd refund the difference.