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Optic block whats a optic block,whats there function,an how much does it cost?

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Used in LCD and DLP type projection TV's to hold all the optical stuff that creates, focuses, and projects the image onto the screen. These TVs are much like a regular video projector except all folded up to fit it into the space of a TV. They are generally not repairable, are prone to get overheated, warping the plastic optical cavity housing and distorting the picture. Very expensive to replace as a result, usually over a $1000 and why you want to keep one of these TVs under warranty for its entire life.

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