Reliability of LCD TV?

  pomphrey 10:11 19 Aug 09

I am ready to buy a 37 Panasonic LCD TV and I can buy from Dixons with 1yr guarantee at good price,or a local retailer with 5yr guarantee at a much higher price. I am concerned about reliability and loss of pixels?

  oresome 17:13 19 Aug 09

My own unsubstantiated view is that LCD tvs, particularly up to 37" should be inherently reliable.

I'd be less inclined to take a risk with a plasma tv and would probably buy from John Lewis or similar with a 'free' 5 year guarantee.

  Stuartli 23:56 19 Aug 09

Buy from the local retailer and get the proper five year Panasonic warranty - it's worth around £200 on its own.

Haggle a bit and you could well get the warranty thrown in; the decent independent retailers often join up with manufacturers such as Panasonic, Sony, LG and similar marques to offer extra incentives.

Here's an example from my area:

click here

The warranty is included in this case and extras for £99, including dish installation.

Sometimes the warranty and the £99 package are thrown in for the cost of the TV.

  Stuartli 00:01 20 Aug 09

You are thinking of buying a top brand, highly respected manufacturer's LCD TV, so reliability is pretty much a "given".

It's the cheap, often no name or unknown name brands which should be avoided...:-)

  pomphrey 23:27 21 Aug 09

Thanks everyone for your comments I have decided to buy from Dixons at the best price and 1yr guarantee and hope for the best. I could not get a price match with 5yrs.

  Stuartli 23:51 21 Aug 09

Your choice.......

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