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i have a 42 screen plasma/lcd but the picture is too dark. can i take this to a shop and get it repaired or is it unrepairable. ive tried contrast and the likes but nothing. thanks, plus i dont have a remote for it.
 

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I'd get your hands on the remote first.

Are you sure you're not overlooking something? A lot of TVs aren't exactly the best to adjust using the controls on the TV. Are you sure you're storing the settings when you're adjusting them?
 

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I'd get your hands on the remote first.

Are you sure you're not overlooking something? A lot of TVs aren't exactly the best to adjust using the controls on the TV. Are you sure you're storing the settings when you're adjusting them?

when i do adjust them nothing happens mate. just stays very dark screen, can just aboyt see figures. regarding the remote, thats impossible.

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Why is it impossible to get a remote?

Just use the model number from the TV and do a Google search.

Exactly.


I've just noticed you said in your first post LCD/Plasma. Well, which is it?
 

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Hello mate sounds like it a Goodmans and you might have the model number wrong mate, thinks it prob GTV42 P 4
Does it look like this one
http://www.ciao.co.uk/Goodmans_GTV42P4__6318099

If thats the one then here is your replacement remote £15
[ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/detail/offer-listing/-/B000OORN20/new[/ame]
 

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Found this on a website from what its saying looks like it could be a panel fault?

LONGEVITY
LCD manufacturers claim figures between 50,000 and 75,000 hours for LCD monitors/TVs. An LCD can last as long as the backlight (and backlight bulbs can actually be changed out). This is because the light is passing through a prism effect of the liquid crystal to produce the light and color. It's a substrate so there is nothing to effectively burn out.

Plasma by contrast uses a small electric pulse for each pixel to excite the rare natural gases argon, neon and xenon (phosphors) used to produce the color information and light. As electrons excite the phosphors oxygen atoms dissipate. These rare gases actually have a life and fade over time. Manufacturers of plasma place a time stamp of 25,000 to 30,000 hours on the life of these phosphors and thus, the display itself. They cannot be replaced. There is no phenomenon of "pumping" new gases into a plasma display.

Advantage: LCD by double or more. Again, for applications requiring industrial/commercial use such as 24/7 storefront displays, LCD is superior for longer use, without regard to picture requirements.
 
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