Hot Deal VU Brand After 3 years of usage review

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i have purchased vu 32D6545 from flipkart, on 14 Oct 2015

from past 10 days it is not working.

screen blank, if we check with mobile torch slightly visible.

recently i have given to vu service center, but they are saying as total panel is defective, it costs 8000. actual price of the tv was 14400.

i am feeling as 8000 is too much to repair that tv.

please give your opinion, it will useful to others for durability purpose.

brand wise ok, but sudden investment is making me bad on VU brand.

lots of tv baught by my friends and family members.

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Every led has same problem, instead of spending 8000 on old tv, buy new

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That’s what we call Chinese maal

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That’s what happened with our Sony Bravia TV. It worked for 4 years then one day it stopped working. Called customer care, they sent the technician who said the panel is faulty and it will cost 13k for the new panel.

I didn’t repair it and bought VU tv instead. It has been working fine from last 3 years.

I guess these things just work until they don’t. Sometimes these things work for decades and sometimes for a few years. At that time, it’s upto you what do you want to do. If you want to repair or buy a new tv. No other option. You can also get it repaired in local tv repair store for ~5-6k rs but the panel quality will not be as good as the original.

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I would differ .. I bought VU 32 inch around 2014-15 and is still running great .. I did bought 3 yr extended warranty from.them in case .. I did used stabilizer ( Voltas ) and it may make difference sometime. .. so it may be just bad day .. but overall I am quite happy with VU and planning to buy one more for parents ..

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Actually I have got another offer, if parts were not available with VU, then they will provide same range(upgraded model) New TV.

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2 – 3000 aur daal k naya le lo

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I have got the same problem
Basically it’s the LED backlight strip issue
Get it fixed by any local TV repairaing guy that costs
@ 1500 for repairing the strips (No warrenty)
Or @ 2500 for replacement of strips (with 3 months service Warrenty)

Ps: You can get it fixed @ cheapest rates and replace the TV in lucrative exchange offers on FK.

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i did this type of repair with desi Indian Jugaad …
u need to open your TV and then paste LED strips ( 2 horizontal and 2 vertical directions ) give them power supply with adapter using external source ..
and you will get to watch your tv working 90% smile

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My uncle is a businessman in dealing tv and other electroic items, fron him I came to know that flat panels or say flat tv’s don’t have much life, and once panel stops working, it’s always good to buy complete new. The life of panel most of the time like 99 percent of time depends on usage, and it’s life is directly proportional to the time it is used regardless of what company it is.

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Companies service centres are namesake.
They don’t want to repair,
if have to , they put exorbitant price tags on spare parts and service charges and customers are advised or they themselves are compelled  to buy a new one.
They are most interested in selling new product rather then repairing them.

Bhai unki dukaan chalti rehni chaiye.

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purchased Micromax led tv 6 years ago it is still working like a new one

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Still have a 20 year old CRT, and working like brand new, so that means old is really gold in this case wink

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I had similar issue with samsung tv. They asked me 8k for board replacement. I kept the tv unused for 4 days. After 4 days it worked automatically. When I checked it in YouTube it is related to some capacitor problem. Normally service center will ask you to replace the whole board. Please check YouTube similar issues might have reported and fix might be simple.

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hackerboys wrote:

i did this type of repair with desi Indian Jugaad …
u need to open your TV and then paste LED strips ( 2 horizontal and 2 vertical directions ) give them power supply with adapter using external source ..
and you will get to watch your tv working 90% smile

Can you share the video of this method to do ?
I’ll do by myself….
And source link to buy strips online like Amazon/Flipkart ?
Me holding Micromax 43 inch LED TV. Lying useless, same panel problem. Wanna experiment your method in this TV. Waiting for buying new TV.

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MitalU wrote:

Every led has same problem, instead of spending 8000 on old tv, buy new

+1.

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badkarma wrote:

That’s what we call Chinese maal

He was lucky enuf his led worked perfectly fine for 3.5 years…

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Does adding stabilizer improves life of panel.. Please throw some knowledge here

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androgame wrote:

Still have a 20 year old CRT, and working like brand new, so that means old is really gold in this case wink

Same here onida tv trusted workhorse since 2002. Not spent a single penny till date

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Bought a LG LCD 13 years ago, working fine, bought a copy of Samsung smart full HD LED 3years back, that too working gr8… Fingers crossed stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

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VU tv life is only 3 to 4 years only very

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My iffalcon 65 inch TV has gone Kaput having worked for just 18 months. Same issue as mentioned above with no display but with flash light, can make out the image. Enquired with service center and they gave local service center no who quoted price of 38k for changing the panel (I bought for 45k after exchanging 50" Haier TV). Other option he gave was that he will take the TV for just 6k and his opinion is to go for new TV instead of repairing.

Regret not opting for extended warranty. However have a doubt, does extended warranty cover backlight/panel replacement? Can any one pls clarify for future use?

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manojku884382 wrote:

VU tv life is only 3 to 4 years only very

Some how mine is still strong after 5 years. No issues till now.

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cashif wrote:

My iffalcon 65 inch TV has gone Kaput having worked for just 18 months. Same issue as mentioned above with no display but with flash light, can make out the image. Enquired with service center and they gave local service center no who quoted price of 38k for changing the panel (I bought for 45k after exchanging 50" Haier TV). Other option he gave was that he will take the TV for just 6k and his opinion is to go for new TV instead of repairing.

Regret not opting for extended warranty. However have a doubt, does extended warranty cover backlight/panel replacement? Can any one pls clarify for future use?

I had opted for extended warranty of Vu and it does cover all

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VU tv life is only 3 to 4 years only led back light problem local service 2000 rs ready

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