PAL Television

 What Is PAL TV ? DVD Video Symbol With PAL Format VHS PAL DVD PAL Most of us are used to seeing VHS PAL and DVD PAL labels on VHS cassettes or DVDs, but what does PAL  mean? It stands for Phase Alternating Line and is a technical term indicating the colour system that is used which applies to analogue Television signals. Back in the 1950s when black and white TV was king, RCA of America developed a colour Cathode Ray Tube which meant colour TV was on it's way! Colour TVs would be very expensive to begin with and so millions would still be watching black and white for a while until mass production brought prices down. So how do you send the colour signal to the privileged few who could afford colour without effecting those who had black and white? Luminance and Chroma The black and white TV signal is also called the Luminance signal and is used to drive the CRT in varying intensity depending on the picture. You would need to keep this signal so that those with black and white TVs

Repair Broken TV Screen?

Broken Screen

 I wish I had a pound, or Dollar for everyone who has rang asking if a broken TV screen can be repaired. The usual story is that the little one has thrown something at it or bashed it with Buzz Lightyear or some other object. If that has happened to you, you’re not alone and happens to lots of TV’s every day.

Cracked TV Screen Beyond Repair

The answer is - it can’t be fixed! Just as when a pane of glass is cracked, the whole piece has to be replaced - so the whole screen would have to be replaced. You have more chance of finding hen’s teeth than a replacement screen, and then the cost of replacement and fitting would be more than the TV is worth(the screen makes up about 85% of the total cost of the TV)- so basically, it’s a write off.

Screen Protector

It may be a bit late if it’s happened to you, but the best thing is Prevention. You need a Screen Protector. These  may seem  expensive at first, but look upon it as a one-off insurance payment that will last the life of the TV, and can be used again on another set. These are optical grade acrylic panels that cover the screen and are hardly noticeable. They do not compromise picture quality whatsoever. So the little ones can throw and bash all they like, The TV will survive the pounding -and so will your wallet!

 The Screen Protector, is a UK based company that manufacture their own Protectors. I have done the research and these are the best! They are also a doddle to fit. 

When you get to the checkout enter this code -   AW-TEN   for a 10% discount on the web price. They also ship worldwide, so you can use this code wherever you are.

It’s not just children that can cause damage. One lady “elbowed” the screen while mopping the floor, and playing console games can be a hazard, particularly Wii handsets flying out the hand and hitting the screen.

It may be worth checking to see if you are covered by your insurance for accidental damage

Broken TV screen repair cost uneconomical

  • This 42” Panasonic smart TV was hit with the TV’s remote control in the area circled in red.
  • £800 Down the drain in an instant!
  • Drinks and other liquids can also cause damage. Recently had a 50” 3D smart TV  that had drink splashed down  the screen, corroding the connecting foil to the LCD matrix.
  • A £1000 write off.
  • A screen Protector would have prevented this from happening.
  • Get your Screen Protector HERE and don’t forget to enter this discount code AW-TEN  at the checkout.
  • Remember to measure  the screen area diagonally from corner to corner(in inches),this will give a guide to the size required. Measure the height and width of the TV(in centimetres) and compare it with the dimensions of the screen protector for a close match to your TV.

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