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Hi, I have a Panasonic model TX 26LXD 80 LCD TV (Serial No NV(###) ###-####)which was made in 2008 and I bought in Jan 2009 (just out of 5 year warrantee) which has stopped working. When the on button is pressed the green light flashes for a short period, it then turns green steady for a couple of seconds, you get a snatch of sound but no picture at all, then a red light starts flashing and the sound disappears. I've tried unplugging to maybe reboot it but to no avail. Is this likely to be an expensive repair? Any advice will be much appreciated. I use the inbuilt analogue tuner to receive the sky signal from another room and want to retain this feature. Do any 28" modern TV's have an analogue tuner or is there any other way around this? Cheers
Hi Jack, Sorry for your multiple attempts to contact me but I've been away for a couple of days. As requested, set did not fail whilst working, no recent electrical storms or power cuts noticed, power supply is routed via surge protector. You estimate professional repair would be approx. £100. New set would cost £240, but from what I can see in UK set specs, they only state I tuner (presumably as analogue terrestrial TV transmissions ceased here about 2 years ago here) please identify UK models of 28" Samsung or LG TVs which have analogue tuner so I can see if I can source one of them
Also the Sky signal comes from the RF2 connection on the sky box down in lounge which then comes via coax cable to Tv up to bedroom with magic eye for remote operation of Sky box
Hi Jack the cabinet dimensions of my old 26" equate to a modern LED 28" screen cabinet, unfortunately a modern 32" will be too big to fit. Reassuring that you think I will be able to continue viewing Sky remotely.
Thanks for that Jack, The 28" Samsung UE28J4100AK looks attractive at around £200, and please confirm you're happy that this will accept the sky RF2 input similar to the old Panasonic. I guess you're somewhere on the eastern side of the States by the time difference!