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Is it worth getting a $600 DVD player repaired?


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#1 Covert

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

I have a Panasonic DVD recorder that cost me $600 (or thereabouts) 3 years ago.

The DVD side of it works but the DVD recording side of it no longer works.

It is no longer in warranty.

In your opinion would it be worth getting it repaired?  Or are DVD players/recorders viewed as disposal nowdays?

#2 librablonde

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hmmm, I wouldn't bother unless I had a sentimental attachment to it. DVD player/recorders are so cheap now to buy new.

#3 Bluenomi

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

Nope, I suspect you could buy a new one for less than the repair would cost, especially if it needs parts.

#4 HRH Countrymel

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

Alas it will probably cost you more to repair than replace.

#5 Domestic Goddess

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

Yep, wouldn't bother. They're so much cheaper these days...

#6 PrincessPeach

Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

Buy a new one - we have a blue-ray player & recorder & it cost us a lot less than $600.

#7 Covert

Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

*sigh*

Yeah, thought as much.  

Lesson learnt that I should have taken out the extended warranty sad.gif

I have some sentimental footage on there that I taped off the news.  It is of DH, does anyone know if there is a way to get that off??

#8 Three Of Hearts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

My DH bought me a DVD/PVR when they first came out at a cost of nearly $800 ohmy.gif

The stupid thing only worked for 2 years and then packed it in.  I was about to throw it out when DH said he thought he took out extended warranty.  I had a look and it was covered for 4 years.  It works perfectly now, but I wouldn't have paid to have it fixed because the technology is so much more advanced and cheaper now.

You should be able to record your shows onto a DVD.  That's what I did with mine.  Took hours to record something over to a DVD but it did it eventually!



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