Major electronics and appliance retailers, such as Best Buy and Sears, offer television repair services, either in store or at home. Additionally, most major American cities have local television and electronics repair businesses listed on service review websites such as Yellowpages.com or Yelp.com.
The Best Buy electronics repair subsidiary Geek Squad handles television repair services in some geographical areas. There is typically a minimum service charge for an on-site repair visit unless it is covered by the Geek Squad Protection Plan, an extended warranty service offered for items purchased at a Best Buy retail location.
Sears Home Services, a subsidiary of the Sears chain of department stores, offers in-home repair services for televisions and other consumer electronics and appliances. The Home Services website features an online appointment scheduling tool or the toll-free number to arrange for a repair visit. The subsidiary boasted over 7500 televisions repaired in 2014.
Local television repair services vary significantly in response time, cost and effectiveness. Using a service-rating website such as Yelp allows consumers to browse repair companies in a geographic area, noting prior reviews of that service. The listing service Yellow Pages provides repair business names, addresses and telephone numbers but, as of 2015, very little information in regards to consumer reviews.