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6 Signs You Need to Replace Your TV Set

When was the last time you checked your unit for these?

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Photography: Vincent Coscolleula

Television sets are one of the greatest inventions in history—it is a reliable source of information and entertainment. It is what we use to watch our favorite shows, get the latest news from all over the world, and it is perfect for movie marathons with the family. You can go years without buying a new TV set because if it is still working, we simply continue using it. Little do we know that this could cause more damage in the long run. If you're unsure if your unit is in tip-top shape, here are some signs you should watch for:

1. It is beyond repair. 

Some TV sets can be fixed with a simple repair but when you keep calling on a specialist to fix the same or new problem then it’s time to retire that old picture box and get yourself a new one.

2. If the repair costs more than a new set, get a new one.

There's nothing wrong with being frugal and it's only natural to think that repair is cheaper than buying a new one. Nowadays, there are TV sets that are affordable and still has good quality that can help you save a few extra bucks. 

3. It adds extra cost to your electricity bill.

Most television sets that were made a decade ago are not energy-efficient and the features are really outdated. A lot of TV sets manufactured today have energy-saving features that not only help you cut down on the bill but will also be beneficial to the environment.

4. It has exposed wires and hardware parts.

Exposed wire and hardware can mean trouble for any appliance! Don’t just wrap it in electric tape or waste money on repairs; these bare parts are signs that you should get a new TV set instead.

5. It's not compatible with the rest of your gadgets. 

Most electronic manufacturers create their products with a feature to connect with its other devices. If most of your devices do not connect well or is not compatible with your TV because it’s outdated, then it’s time to make way for a new one.

6. It doesn’t fit your space. 

Whether you’re downgrading or upgrading your space, if the TV set won’t fit in your new place, it is only proper to get a new one that would be a perfect fit.

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