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Screen says ''unusable signal''

Repair man said tv is dead. We called RCA and got a repair number. I don't want it repaired, I want it replaced

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Okay,if you purchase this TV brand new at a Best Buy or Circuit City within 30 days,i don't see you will have another problem to have them replace it for you?If you have purchase it brand new with other retailers,you need to read their warranty status.If they do not specify within 30 days or one year warranty by THEIR company with a replacement guaranteed,you will have a hard time to get a new tv from this retailer.
If you bought online,sorry man:(
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