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Where do you recommend we send our TV? We live in Grand

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Where do you recommend we send our TV for repair? We live in Grand Blanc,MI. We have a volume problem with our Pioneer TV. Over time we have had to gradually increase the volume number and at times the volume increases and sounds tinny after pausing or channel change.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

To be blunt, I wouldn't recommend repairing it at all.

Pioneer plasmas are regarded as the most complicated tvs ever manufactured. They stopped making tvs 4 years ago, there are very few techs that will work on them any longer, and parts are difficult to get. Assuming both were available, you'd still be spending $400+ to have this fixed, while you could buy a brand new LED tv (plasma is now obsolete) with updated features and a fresh warranty, for $300.

As an alternative, you could instead disable the tvs internal speakers, and hook up an external sound system to it, anything from a basic $100 soudnbar to a full scale surround sound system, either of which will give better sound and can also bused with a future tv when the pioneer eventually dies, which could really be any day now as it is already far past its designed service life.

Depending how you’d like to proceed here, I can help with finding parts, finding a repair shop, or recommending replacement options. Just let me know.

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