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I have a JVC AV-48WP30 TV. It has lines going up and down.

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I have a JVC AV-48WP30 TV. It has lines going up and down.

Nathan :

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Nathan :

Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble with the JVC,

Nathan :

can you tell me if this happens on all sources and inputs (cable/satellite, dvd, game, etc)?

Nathan :

Are the lines across the entire display, and how thick/wide are the lines?

Customer:

You can still see a picture, The line ares not wide but are distorted.

Nathan :

So the lines are on top of the picture, as though the people you are watching are in jail, so to speak?

Customer:

Yes.

Nathan :

Okay, and this happens on all sources?

Customer:

Yes.

Nathan :

If you bring up the tv's on screen menu, is it obscured by the lines as well?

Nathan :

Still with me?

Customer:

No.

Nathan :

Okay, thank you for the information.

Nathan :

This is a somewhat common problem with this set. While there are a few possible causes, the most likely is a bad IP converter module.

Nathan :

This, and the other few possible causes, are all internal hardware failures, which would require significant repairs to correct. For the component I mentioned, you'd be in the $800 range for repairs.

Customer:

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX wondering if to fix or buy a new one.

Nathan :

Even the other possible issues, though less likely, would be well over $500. Neither are going to be practical investments for a tv that is 11 years old.

Nathan :

No, it would not be worth fixing, you'll be far better off investing in a new set at this point.

Nathan :

I can recommend some replacement options, if you'd like.

Customer:

What are they?

Nathan :

In general, I recommend the panasonic plasma tv's for most of my clients. They have a great picture, are reasonable price, and tend to be quite reliable. If you can tell me a bit more about what you are looking for as far as size and features, I can recommend a specific model, if you'd like.


If you happen to be a costco member (or know someone who is) I'd suggest buying it there. They tend to have very good pricing to begin with, but will also double the factory warranty to 2 years instead of 1, and they have a square trade extended warranty you can buy up to an extra 5 years for $50-100 (depending on size) which is well worth it.

Customer:

OK. Thanks for your help.

Nathan :

You are very welcome, and sorry to be the bearer of bad news tonight.

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