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Chipped the telly...

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by M0T, 10 Oct 2009.

  1. M0T

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Aug 2003

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    Location: House

    I noticed something on the screen of my 5 year old JVC CRT whilst playing FIFA earlier, which I thought was some dirt. It turned out to be a small chip, which got a little larger when I picked at it.

    Anything I can do about it as now its all I can see when I watch the television. My mum suggested calling the house insurance and seeing if they will replace it - they arnt open until mmonday but does anyone know if this is something that might be covered?
     
  2. PardonTheWait

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,041

    I should imagine it would be covered, it's accidental damage, it's more a matter of whether it's worth claiming considering your excess and so on.

    Sounds to me like an excellent excuse to buy a giant HDTV, guilt-free
     
  3. mattyg

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jun 2007

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    You can get a pro polisher out but chances are there may still be some distortion to the picture.

    Or get ya dremel out and have a go at polishing it. The CRT screen is about an inch or more thick so dont worry about breaking it
     
  4. M0T

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Aug 2003

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    Well I was debating getting a new telly, directline have a new for old policy so unless they are willing to give out vouchers I am not sure its worth claiming. But if they did it would up my tv budget a bit!
     
  5. Belly

    Wise Guy

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    You could try rubbing it down with liquid Brasso and soft cardboard
     
  6. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    How about trying a windscreen chip repair company?
     
  7. M0T

    Mobster

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    I did think about that, but the repairs they do are not completely undetectable, so I might as well get a new telly.