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Hitachi Projection TV Model 46EX1B

I have an Hitachi Projection TV 46EX1B purchased around 1991, which has held up very well until recently.  While watching a program suddenly the picture was lost but the sound was still present.  I turned the set off and turned back on later and it worked fine for approximately 1/2 hour and shut off again.  First of all could you tell me what might be the problem and is it worth the cost to repair?

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Re: Hitachi Projection TV Model 46EX1B

 The most common problems I have found in this model is solder joints going out in the vertical and on the driver transformer.

 I would say the picture tubes are probably starting to go out by now and the technology is changing.

 Look at the new sets. LCD and DLP are using LEDs. 

 Manufactures are beginning to equip their sets with ATSC tuners that bring in High Def. stations by using a pair of rabbit ears.

 In a little over a year most signals must be High Definition and the government is supposed to send out checks for about 40.00 to help fray the costs of converter boxes to convert the older set.

 So, my thoughts are, the set is about 17 years old. The cost of repari and the repair itself would be like putting a bandaid on it.

 Capacitors by now are beginning to dry out and solder joints are starting to open up, not to mention that the picture tubes are getting weak and changing luminance and fading..

 Most sets I repair at this age have future repairs.

  Check out the new technology.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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