Scott Wilkinson ... stuck

Episode 1620 (20:50)

Scott Wilkinson

Scott joins Leo to talk about LEDs that are stuck too bright on the screen. The question came from yours truly, James DeRuvo, who says several of his backlit LEDs are too bright on the screen. There are six LED lights that are brighter than the rest intermittently. Scott says that unfortunately, that's not an easy or affordable fix since it's in the screen. It would be cheaper to buy a new one.

Scott also says that TV companies want you to buy a new TV every few years. It's called "Built-in Obsolescence." As such, they are designed to not be affordably repairable, which is unfortunate since our landfills are full of TVs that have been thrown away due to buying a new TV every few years. The pace of technological advance has increased to the point that we are replacing our TVs every few years.

Leo ads that TVs are really computers now, and are built in a similar fashion to a computer, that means it's just more affordable to replace it, rather than repair it.