How To Dispose Of The Old TV

Hitachi Rear Projection LCD TV

We wrote last month how we decided to replace our Hitachi rear projection LCD television. Why? Well, its light bulb had gone one more time (the third time for us) and we didn't want to pay almost $400 to purchase a replacement light bulb. Not when we could purchase a new Sony 40 inch Bravia LCD HD television with 1080P. Here it is pictured in our family room. Yes, I know I need a new TV stand to match! As well, the new LCD TV uses less electricity than the rear projection TV … [Read more...]

Satellite Receiver Problems

Satellite Receiver Problems

Home electronics are so complex today; if one component starts to malfunction, is it that component or something else? In our family room we have a rear projection Hitachi Ultravision television connected to a satellite receiver, a Sony DVD player and a Panasonic audio receiver; quite an eclectic collection not unlike many households. On the Friday of Super Bowl weekend, our TV started to act funny. Specifically, every 10 seconds or so it would act as if was trying to restart itself and … [Read more...]

Extended Product Warranties & Future Shop


Yesterday I wrote about our experiences with the now 3 year old Hitachi Ultravision TV. I described how Hitachi will tend to provide free of charge a replacement light engine for the generally acknowledged defective part but will not pay for the labour costs to repair the unit with the replacement part. Here is where our extended product warranty comes in. When we purchased the unit over 3 years ago from Future Shop, the sales associate gave us the details and cost of their extended … [Read more...]

Hitachi Ultravision Rear Projection LCD TV

Hitachi Ultravision

We have owned the Hitachi 50V500A Ultravision rear projection LCD TV (boy, that's quite a long name for a TV, I know :-) ) for about 3 years now. We purchased it in our prior house and placed it above the fireplace mantle. In our current home, it is placed on it's custom stand (which we purchased through eBay for all of $25 last year) to the left of the fireplace in our family room. Now, about 6 weeks ago or so I noticed what seemed to be in the extreme upper left corner a light … [Read more...]

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