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Hi, new to the forums here, just had a question about what to select.

In 2007 I purchased the Sharp LC42D62U (with the FS warranty thank god), and I have had it repaired 3 times, and just had it out for it's 4th repair so they called me today saying they are going to replace it...

So I called the stores near me (Vancouver area) and they said the replacement is the Sharp LC42D69U... (can't even find it on the Sharp website).

Same specs and everything... 60Hz LCD, etc... and it's $649.99 (nowhere near the $1,999.99 for my old TV, sucks it dropped so much).

My question is, should I just get that replacement... or upgrade to something better? Different brand? Sharp LED Quattron 46" for $1300?

Note: we do not own/rent/watch blue-rays, but I will be building a HTPC soon to watch movies/tv shows on the TV. (if this matters at all).

Thank-you for your input!
 

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Hmmm...I'd be wary of sticking with the same brand that required annual repair.
 

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I have a Sharp LC-42D65U, which I bought in 2008 and it works well. Never a problem with it. Perhaps he had a lemon.
 

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If you have the extended warranty with FS they should replace the TV up to its original value - at least they have twice with friends of mine. One went with an upgrade that cost her $100 over the original price and the other opted to replace within the budget. You should ask how much room there is and if replacement is up to original cost or not. You could probably get bigger and better out of them.
 

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It's only the original value if no replacement is available.

Sadly this is not the case here, FS now has the direct replacement of the LC42D62U... the LC42D69U.

Same specs and all, looks the same as well (saw it today in the store).

Replacement Products:At our option, we may replace your product with a new or refurbished product of similar features and functionality, though not necessarily of the same brand, or we may issue a store credit for the current replacement value, not to exceed the original purchase price.
 

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I have a Sharp LC-42D65U, which I bought in 2008 and it works well. Never a problem with it. Perhaps he had a lemon.
Nah, the D62Us were dogs. I still have one and although I've been lucky with the longevity of it but it has all the other flaws: terrible banding and a hum at some brightness levels. The OP is probably better off with the replacement.

As far as upgrading I'd pass on the Quattrons not just out of spite for the D62U's flaws but for the almost misleading advertising about the benefits of the yellow pixels that in reality expand the colour space by a fraction.
 
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