Over the years, people have actually been debating on the profitability of actually buying a new TV or just getting the old television sets at their home repaired, without any hassle. Considering a lot of opinions and views of people and professionals alike, a more or less general statement has been drilled into the heads of the people that yes, buying a new television set can actually end up being a much more expensive thought that getting your old TV repaired. The reasons for this are quite a few and which are also pretty understandable by normal people like us. The understanding of the evolution of television since the past few decades does not come as rocket science to us, but is rather a much more advanced and deep understanding as to how people and customers have changed their choices and preferences, and how the television, being the major form of entertainment in the world today, has come about and evolved itself beautifully to get accustomed and adapt to such dynamic and changing tastes of us consumers.
The last half of the 20th century saw the introduction of CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) screens on TV sets, which was obviously a huge hit to see moving pictures and images right in front of you, giving you that realistic feeling of objects. Because of this popularity, the demands of people went on to making available larger screens which could give them a more theatrical experiences of images and movies, thus the large screen projectors were introduced to the world. Now because manufacturers focused more on the size of the screen than the picture quality, the world felt the dire need for HD television sets, which not only had a large screen but also gave out beautiful and clear crystal projection of images. Due to the fact that LCD and Plasma TV’s have outgrown their popularity more than what actually was expected, the repairing for such kind of television sets actually turns out cheaper and quicker. But, if you are still amongst the ones using a CRT or a projection screen TV set, then you are definitely in for a ride for your money. CRT and other olden telelvision sets are considered outdate, and therefore their parts are usually missing from the stock, and there are a lot of other requirements of such CRT televisions many of which are rather unavailable today, which makes their repairing not only expensive by double or triple the amount, but also takes a lot of your time and energy. Some people are out rightly denied from getting their CRT and projection television sets repaired or serviced.
Surely, the HDTV’s have come in the market with higher scope of popularity and with higher returns and margins or profit. So no manufacturer is actually interested in dealing with CRT and projection television anymore, because clearly there is no profit in them. People have increasingly been purchasing various sized plasma and LCD/LED television because of their high quality picture and the larger than life screen that they have to offer, which makes the experience of watching movies and matches all the more reliable and real. Such traditional television sets have therefore, faced a downfall against this huge rise of HDTV’s and thus, their repairing costs are much higher than what you would expect it to be, simply because their parts remain unavailable because no one manufactures or deals in traditional TV sets anymore, and simple because plasma and LCD televisions are so much more popular and wanted today, that no one really cares about CRT or projection screens anymore.
If you are amongst those who own a CRT or a projection screen TV and are thinking of getting it repaired, you can as well forget about it. Such traditional television sets not only require the correct types of parts for them, but also require a skilled and a professional repair guy who would know the exact ins and outs of the working of such television. Sadly, the scene is such that the repair guys and companies today lack the knowledge and whereabouts of CRT and projection screen TV’s, and it becomes especially difficult to find one in rural cities and small towns like NJ, Trenton or Levittown.
Therefore, because most of the people today own plasma and other kinds of HDTV’s, it does not make any sense of going out and buying a completely new television set because the world of high definition televisions is still rising and improving, and undoubtedly the prices of which are also sky rocketing high. The best choice and decision is to just get them repaired by professionals and not even think about purchasing a new HD TV, because unnecessarily you will have to shell out large amount of dollars, where you could get the existing television’s repairing done for probably a quarter of the price for a new TV.