I recently installed a new, not high-end LCD monitor given to me as a gift. Proview17" TFT with one year manu. Warranty. I refused extended from Circuit City since my experience has been that problems occurred beyond warranty period. I can also buy extended from ProView for $40 extended to three years. Do think it would be a good idea. What is expected life for LCD of this type?
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LCD Monitors are still expensive today especially if one breaks unexpectedly Bypassing Circuit Citys warranty was probably a good move They are generally more expensive than a manufacturers warranty and if you ever have to use your warranty, it will be less complicated when you are not dealing with a third party
I dont think $40 is too much to ask for a 3-year warranty from Proview LCD monitors ARE more fragile than CRTs and you should receive your monitors worth plus the warrantys worth by the time 3 years is up The monitor may even last longer than that (I found that LCD's can last between 50,000-60,000 hours)
Extending Proviews warranty is a good idea incase an accident happens and will provide peace of mind.
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Posted by Ian of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 30, 2005