TV Repair Santa Barbara
The oldest and most respected Television and Audio Service business in the Santa Barbara area.
Darryl Widman’s Television City in Santa Barbara has risen to the highest esteem in the eyes of the local residents and many of the major companies of the local business community. Rusty’s Pizza has been using the services of Television City for many years. Cox Communications entrusts them to perform repairs for them. Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital has Television City keep their sets in fine working order and even Costco Consierge Services and Best Buy either use or recommend Television City to keep their customers happy.
Presently the largest manufacturers of Color Television sets in the world, Samsung Electronics and LG, use Darryl Widman’s Television City to perform their warranty repairs for them in the Santa Barbara area. And Hitachi and Mitsubishi are using the services of Television City to help keep their sets in great shape.
There is not one brand of television or audio equipment that Television City does not service to return to its highest performance standards. If the manufacturers entrust Darryl Widman and his company to do their repair work for them; if hotels, motels and restaurants likewise have their equipment serviced by Darryl — perhaps you should give him a call and let him show you what really good service is like! You will be amazed by Darryl’s incredibly detailed invoice for you. And – - – all services that Darryl Widman provides are very reasonably priced!
Darryl Widman fully guarantees all his work and has even been known to extend the time of his guarantee, if needed! Service Magic has Screened and Approved Television City and has awarded its Seal of Approval to the company. Television City can be found on Angie’s List and has earned an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties. When Bill of Bill’s Audio/Video TV Service on De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara retired in 2007, Darryl assumed that additional name. Bill and Darryl had been good friends for many years.
Call Darryl right now. Customers have brought in their sets all the way from Camarillo to Atascadero, from Studio City to the Mammoth Lakes! In the Santa Barbara area, including Isla Vista, Goleta, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, Ventura, Oxnard, Ojai and all the other South Coast cities, call 805-565-5577.
Either Darryl or his wife, Diana, will answer your call and help you with your problem. Neat!
Darryl accepts Cash and Checks and gives Up-Front and Honest Estimates for every repair!
In Home TV Repair Santa Barbara
After over 55 years of experience in owning and operating a Television and Audio Service business, Darryl is indeed the fellow you want to take your gear to when it doesn’t feel well. Darryl got into electronics quite a while ago. His electronic background began in electric shop at North Hollywood Junior High School in 1952. His interest continued while attending North Hollywood High School.
While attending Los Angeles Valley College in 1957 it occurred to him that he should follow his interest and develop a Radio/Television/Audio service business because he loved that field and especially loved troubleshooting damaged sets and repairing them. While attending California State Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo where he majored in Electronic Engineering, Darryl established his service business on campus where he serviced sets belonging to students and the faculty. After he and Diana got married and settled down in Santa Barbara in 1964, he established the Montecito Television and Music Company in the Montecito Village where he took on the franchises for RCA Victor and Packard Bell home entertainment equipment in addition to servicing his customers’ goods.
After outgrowing the small store he moved into the Post Office building on Milpas Street and established Darryl Widman’s Television City. His store became the place to go for most all the name brand home entertainment products on the market. He sold RCA, Packard Bell, Sony, Quasar, Curtis Mathes, Zenith and many others. All the while, his service department continued to expand and eventually grew to take up over a third of the building. Fifty manufacturers trusted Television City and their eight technicians to do their warranty repair work for them. In the year 1968, Darryl Widman took and passed the difficult Certified Electronic Technician examination thus making him just the 52nd person in the State of California to have passed it. Darryl still attends periodic classes held by the manufacturers to keep up to date on the latest equipment.
In 1969, all the Audio & TV shop owners in the area elected Darryl as President of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California State Electronics Association. Then in 1971, he was elected as the world’s very first full-time Chairman of the International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians with its world-headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. That office took him to meetings which he conducted far and wide for the purpose of improving electronic servicing in countries around the world.
Darryl’s love of electronics prompted him to help establish the Electronics Department at Santa Barbara City College. In 1985, with the influx of the “big box” discount stores in the area, Darryl decided to get out of the retail business and stay with what he loved the most (besides Diana) — the home electronics service business — which still continues today.
Like a few doctors, Darryl still makes House Calls and enjoys seeing a smile return on the faces of his customers when he solves their problems. If you want to experience really good service from a fellow who is really hard not to like, Darryl is your man. Call him most any time at 805-565-5577. Either he or Diana will answer and take an interest in your problem. Neat!
- We are a proud, locally owned and operated business in Santa Barbara.
- We have been serving the area since 1964, and that means we have over half a century of experience.
- We offer a wide range of services for all types of televisions, audio equipment and accessories.
- We work with every brand of equipment, no matter where you purchased it or what it is.
- We will always give you good value for your money!