Is TV Repair Expensive?
The truth of the matter is, all things considered, it is likely to be much less expensive than DIY ("Do It Yourself"). Here's why ...
The TV industry has changed much in the last 5 years, and professional servicers have had to take steps to accommodate these changes. (Much of the change in the service industry has been precipitated by the lack of profits by major manufacturers, some of which have ceased existence.) It is outside the scope of this article to fully explain the driving forces which have necessitated the changes, but some are related to:
When you hire a TV repair professional, it is their job to make the repair LOOK easy. They come to your home prepared to attempt to complete the repair as quickly as possible, in many cases in just one visit. A lot of advance research and planning is often done behind the scenes before you actually see the servicer.
If you choose to attempt to repair the set yourself, you must consider these questions:
As noted earlier, it is the professional's job to make it look easy, and that is NOT an easy task. A professional servicer may have to do some or all of the following before coming to your home:
And we haven't mentioned safety concerns, or the possibility that an improper repair may irreparably damage the set or void a manufacturer warranty.
When you take all these into consideration, it should be apparent that the time and expertise required to complete an accurate and professional TV repair is usually more than even the most knowledgeable "do-it-yourselfer" can manage on their own.
Going back to the original question, all things considered, "Is professional TV repair expensive?"
Most savvy consumers prefer to let someone else handle the details, save their time, and reduce their frustration. If you are in this group, the only logical answer is a resounding "NO!"
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