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Should i do it?

09-26-2010, 02:27 PM
Ok so im new to this forum but not to the tv world. I have the oppurtunity to pick up a Mitsubishi WD52525 for free. I was told it needs a 425 dollar fix. Its my uncles tv and he said that somebody looked at the tv and said they need to take out the chassis send it out and then replace it. I have to pick it up by tomorrow if its worth it to get it, fix it and then sell it. Not sure if its worth it. Im pretty tech savy and think i good either do it myself or pay to have it done. So is it worth it? Any opinions are greatly appreciated as the tvs gonna get picked up tomorrow if i dont do get it. Thanks alot in advance. My uncles house is 50 miles away so im not sure if its worth the drive.

Edit: I posted this in the lounge also because it gets alot of views. I know it is frowned upon to post the same quesion in 2 different categories, sorry, I just dont want to go down there and get it and then have it be not worth a thing. I know the tv was made in 2004 but considering it was over 5000 new im not sure if its still worth something considering the prices of tvs now. Thanks again. Cant wait to start contributing to this forum. :D

09-26-2010, 10:34 PM
I certainly wouldn't buy it to sell it - I highly doubt you would get what you paid for out of it let alone the time it will be on your hands. DLP rear proj is basically a dead tech as mitsubishi is the only one left making them and they are very problematic. I would say PASS.

09-27-2010, 05:31 PM
Well i picked it up today, took the back apart. Going to go ahead and try the fix with the capacitors and hopefully it works good. TV is in like new condition and comes with the stand that is made for it. Hopefully i can get it working and sell it. If i cant get any money for it, ill just use it in my living room as right now the living room has an old 32in POS CRT. Thanks for the advice...My uncle gave me a brand new bulb with it too so if i can it all fixed up and throw the new bulb in at least ill have a good bigscreen tv for the cost of a few capacitors. I currently have a 42in LCD on a cantilever mount in my room and used to be big into home theater.

09-27-2010, 07:09 PM
Here is a brand new 65" Mitsubishi DLP that is selling for $1300.00 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Mitsubishi+-+Home+Cinema+/+65%22+Class+/+1080p+/+60Hz+/+3D+DLP+HDTV/9975609.p?id=1218204532577&skuId=9975609) and that is not even on sale at that price AND has a warranty, so that should tell you how much a older 52" model without warranty is worth. If you can use Paul's guide (http://www.highdefforum.com/rear-projection-tvs/58189-blinking-green-light-death-frequent-prob-w-mitsubishi-rear-proj-widescreens.html) to replace the capacitors and get it running then that would be worth it if given to you free though. But I would not spend more than $100.00 in cost (that is almost guaranteed to fix it by the reapir tech) otherwise though, but it makes a good lab project to try to fix yourself.

Good luck!

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