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Increase Your TV's Lifespan

Considering the whole goal of television salesmen is to have us return to buy more televisions when the old ones give out, perhaps we shouldn't trust the settings they provide by default. By fiddling a bit with your TV's settings,you can:
Increase Your Set's Lifespan: TVs are a lot like bonfires: the brighter they burn, the faster they fade. Turning down your TV's contrast control can greatly increase the life span of the tube, the plasma panel, or the bulb that produces your TV's light.
Reduce Headaches: Ever watch a small bright television in the bedroom with no other lights on? Ever wake up with a headache? The two may be connected, and reducing the brightness of the television can save you money on aspirin.

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toshiba tv/dvd junk

If as indicated here it is built into a set--and cleaning does not help--the optical pickup is likely bad(not sold as a part--only the whole DVD unit may be available).

Considering the cost of DVD units just buy a cheap external one and hook it to one of the rear inputs.

Apr 01, 2012 | Toshiba 26LV610U LCD TV

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Picture is cloudy with white horizontal lines through the whole picture. Color red bleeds out and distorts

your flyback transformer is dying real fast considering there price and there availability i would be looking at buying a new tv


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From what I have seen, if the set is in good working condition it should go for about $100 to $150 maximum. If anything goes wrong with it where original parts are required it may not be serviceable. It is no longer supported. Considering its age its reliability is considered very low.

Jerry G.

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