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Just got back from the store with the the 65LM6200 LG LED TV I'm thinking of getting and thought I'd update this thread/title. It has 996 hrs service time. It was at a Best Buy in Canada that was mistakenly shipped there. In Canada, Future Shop has exclusive rights to sell this model. Its currently on sale for $2199.99 at Future Shop, marked down from $2499.99.

Best Buy has been trying to get rid of it since November when they inadvertently received it. The sales guy said I can have it for $1750 with a free 4yr extended warranty ( $300 - $400 value ) and they waive the $29 environmental fee imposed on all TVs in Canada.

I would think that they would have to provide some form of non-OEM warranty since they're not authorized dealers in Canada.

Anyway, I told him I'll return tomorrow with a video on USB drive I downloaded that's designed to make it easier to see defects. Ultimately, I still have the option of returning it if I wanted to.

So what do you guys think ? Go for this, or spend an extra $450 + $29 TV tax, for one sealed in a box.
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Hi All,
will accessing the service menu allow you to determine how long a TV has been powered up? If so, what would be considered too high for a store demo unit. I'm think of getting a store demo since I'll be able to check for clouding/banding/bleed.

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Depending on the mfr, you shouldn't have to go into the SM to see how many hours you have on the tv. That should be accessible thru the normal menu settings. Entering into the SM for anything is a very unwise thing to do.
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Thanks, it's an LG. So how many hours would be too high for a demo if you were to buy it ?
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On an LG, you should be able to find the powered-up time in the Home (settings, etc) menu.

Home -> Setup -> Support -> Product/Service Info -> Used Time.
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Thanks, it's an LG. So how many hours would be too high for a demo if you were to buy it ?

Personally, I'd never buy a demo because you just don't know how it was handled, what's been done to it, etc. But that's just me.
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sorry bout that

edited to prevent déjà Vu
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I think I have déjà Vu

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