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Why You Should Have a TV Warranty

Your TV is the center of your home's entertainment. Learn why you should have it covered with a warranty. Asurion offers coverage through AHS for TVs.

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When you buy a new TV, it should come with a manufacturer’s warranty. But you may be surprised to learn that the manufacturer’s warranty isn’t the best TV warranty – in fact, there’s a lot it doesn’t cover. This means that even if your TV breaks during the warranty period, it might not be covered for repair or replacement.

That’s terrible news, especially if you’re one of the 80 percent of Americans who watch TV on any given day. Your TV is at the epicenter of your home’s entertainment system. Even with competition from tablets and other devices, most people still prefer to stream shows and movies, play game consoles or listen to music on a TV. The right TV warranty coverage is essential to protecting your investment in this popular appliance, and ensuring that you never have to miss any of your favorite shows.

The Manufacturer’s Warranty Doesn’t Cover Everything

Most new TVs come with a manufacturer’s warranty against defects, but that warranty doesn’t cover everything that could possibly go wrong with your TV. For example, a manufacturer’s warranty may not cover the following:

  • Failures caused by normal wear and tear
  • Power surges
  • Dust, heat and humidity 

In addition, most manufacturers won’t fix dead pixels in your LCD screen. Manufacturer warranty policies for dead pixel coverage are often vague, and some manufacturers even claim that a certain number of dead pixels are acceptable. 

A manufacturer’s warranty on a new TV is far from the comprehensive coverage you might expect. And while most retailers might offer extended warranty plans that do offer protection for issues not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, these plans are expensive, cover only one TV and expire after a year or two and are void after you receive your replacement device.

Your TVs Won’t Live Forever

You probably have a TV in your family room, one in your bedroom and perhaps additional TVs in your children’s bedrooms and living room. 

If you leave your TV on for much of the day – whether to play video games, have some background noise, or binge-watch Netflix – you could be buying another one in five or six years. And TVs are expensive – can you afford to replace yours that frequently? What will you tell the kids when the family room TV dies and they can’t watch Paw Patrol?

Get TV Coverage for All Your New and Used TVs

If you have a home warranty with American Home Shield®, you can get much more affordable coverage for all your TVs with our new Electronics Plan by Asurion®. When you add on an Electronics Plan by Asurion®, you’ll enjoy coverage for an unlimited number of eligible home electronics, including TVs and their accessories, such as remote controls, DVD players and speaker bars.

The electronics coverage works similarly to your American Home Shield® Home Warranty. When your covered TV or other electronic device fails, you can call Asurion and pay a service call fee from $75 to $125, depending on the plan tier you choose at sign-up, or $49 for all Smart Home Products. If the failure is covered, they’ll either send a technician to your home to fix your TV or assist you in shipping it to a repair facility. Asurion will provide mailing labels, packing materials and cover all shipping costs. 

Enrolling in the Home Electronics Plan by Asurion through American Home Shield can be more budget friendly than buying multiple individual protection plans, especially if you own several TVs. With the Electronics Plan, you can cover an unlimited amount of eligible TVs. The cost for the Electronics Plan starts at about $168 a year, and you’re covered for $2,000 of repairs per claim and $5,000 in aggregate claims per 12-month contract term.

If you have one or more expensive TVs, the Electronics Plan can help protect your budget in case of a power surge or component failure. Get a quote today and ask about our Electronics Plan by Asurion®. 

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