Question about Hitachi 51F500 51" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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Hello...I just purchased a used Hitachi 51F500A..manufacture date october 2003....everthing is working fine...I am fairly "smart" with electronics...I have some "kids" in the family that like to fall asleep with television on and would like to know how this effects the unit...Also what "preventative maintenance" I should be looking to do...thanx! Dave

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  • kinnaird173 Feb 05, 2009

    Thanx Video-Tek!!!!!!!!!!!.......If it is ok with you I would like to keep in touch if I encounter any problems....This is our first "big screen" and besides reading and research we are "rookies" with the scene.We only paid $375 for the unit...so you know we are "walking on thin ice"....If we do encounter problems can you supply us with needed parts and advice?.....email is kinnaird@charter.net Thanx Again!! just getting our feet wet but love the "BIG PICTURE"........Dave

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Dave, hours on the parts = wear on the parts, especially the tubes and the convergence circuit, as for preventive maintenance that you can provide I`d say the only thing you should do is blow out the dust once or twice a year with an air compressor or a couple of cans of compressed air. I see 50 sets a year (all broken of course) with a half inch of junk sitting on top of all the parts which severely overheats everything, good for me but bad for the customers wallet if you get my meaning, video-tek

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    Dave, thats a great price for that tv, were not allowed to contact you personally, we have to go through this forum, I`ll be here if you need help in the future, enjoy your set and tell those kids to shut it off when not using it :) thanks for the positive rating, video-tek

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