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Tv has bad blue crt (pix tube) said the repairman

A local repair man came in the house & in 5 minutes came to the conculsion it was a bad blue crt (pix tube), i had done looking on the sony parts store and was given a price for the part of $146.. He gave a price of $375 to install (+ the $70 to diagno.), now is his price too high, is the tv worth fixing since he also said the red & green can also go not now but down the road since this is a common problem; can this be an easy fix for anyone, meaning could i try to replace it or just leave it upto a repairman? blue tube is out

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Blue tube is very common on this type of tv, His prices are very fair.My concern is the other tubes i usually could tell if the other tubes looked ok. If he says they seem fine.And you like this tv it is worth fixing. Make sure if you do say yes you get a 1 year warr on tube and a warr on labor,

Im not sure if you got price with yoke assy to or just tube. It is very hard to put yoke in tube and have it adjust properly. make sure when you talk to him it
is a new tube and yoke assy , If not dont fix.

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