This is probably the most asked question that we get lately. Considering today's low prices, if your TV is under 32" most likely it would be wise to just go ahead and replace your TV. On TV's over 32", especially 46" and larger, It would be worth to at least check the TV out. A lot of cheaper TV's you can find in the store now days are off brand Chinese products and would barley last through the warranty period. If you have well known brand name of TV, it might be a lot better quality TV than you can buy now. If you get it repaired, it may last a lot longer than cheaper made TV that you will buy. Feel free to give us a call or ask your question online, a lot of times we can tell you how much your TV repair will cost based on your model number and problem description.