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I am able to purchase a 46" Sony Bravia KDL-46HX800 from Best Buy for $599.99.

Is this a good deal or not? It was Best Buy's shelf display so it has been on the shelf for a while now. It seems like it is in good condition and $600 seems like a pretty good deal to me but I am not sure if I should jump on this deal or not?
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Seeing as how that TV came out summer 2010 and has probably been running on vivid mode on average around 11 hours a day for almost 3 years. I would say no unless you plan on getting some sort of extended warranty.
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Well I can get the 2 year warranty for about $20 since I am a Best Buy employee. Ignoring the fact that the TV has been in use that long, is $600 a good deal for the TV or should I look elsewhere?
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Its a tough choice. From what I remember it was the 2nd highest TV from Sony that year. The XBR was above the HX800. It is a good deal but if 240Hz is not a must have you can find 120Hz 3D Smart TV's in 46 inch sizes for just a few hundred more than the HX800.
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Its a tough choice. From what I remember it was the 2nd highest TV from Sony that year. The XBR was above the HX800. It is a good deal but if 240Hz is not a must have you can find 120Hz 3D Smart TV's in 46 inch sizes for just a few hundred more than the HX800.

I am mostly going to be using it for gaming on my Xbox 360. I have considered a Plasma as well. I think I am going to hold off for now. I have heard 240Hz on LED TVs sometimes causes jitters while gaming. Is this true?
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Most 240 hz sets have the ability to set the refresh to 240, 120 or back to 60hz the Sony should provide that option or at least a game mode that should set it at 60hz for you. .
Even if not gaming I would check for that capability you will usually want 60Hz for gaming no more than 120hz which can be good with some games. .

Controlling the refresh rate is useful to reduce the "soap opera effect" that frame interpolation can produce on some TV programs .
and make game play better

Some TV's Have a game mode which turns down the refresh setting for you in addition to turning off other processing that could inhibit gaming .
check out these reviews of best gaming TV's .

http://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/best-gaming-tv.html

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/television/best-tv-for-gaming-what-you-need-to-know-935647\

So ............ You work at BB ................No Insignia eh........... hmmm ?

I have a 50 inch plasma that games real nice also a 32" Toshiba with game mode that does ok .
that being said the Sony is was about $1400.00 new An Amazon seller still has a new ones for $1299.00 That Sony is probably a pretty good set though but the hours are a concern.

You can find a number of 46" sets for around $600.00 Amazon has a TCL for $498.00 Tiger direct has a Toshiba 46" for $604.99
I've owned Sony and Toshiba in past (Just bought another Toshiba 32 at BB for the bedroom in January good picture) . I always have good luck and performance with both Sony and Toshiba .
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http://reviews.cnet.com/best-43-49-inch-hdtvs/

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