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Purchasing a used P55VT50?

I'm in the market and found one locally. Guy took really good care of it, original box, 2 sets of 3D glasses etc. He had it professionally calibrated. He bought it way back in 2012. I had a Samsung Plasma that was too large for our new room, so wanted something in the 55" range and found his Panny. He's asking $375. Good deal? I checked it out and it worked well, picture looked great. I just don't know about investing any money in 2012 tech. Confession: I went to Fry's and bought an LG 4k UH6030 for around $500 (coupon) and I'm really struggling to get the picture up to Plasma standards. When I get 4k content it looks pretty good, but man do I miss the dynamic
range of my Plasma.... so should I return it and buy an old P55VT50? He was a regular TV watcher so i know it has some hours in it, but maybe it will keep rockin' for another 5 years?!

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I'm in the market and found one locally. Guy took really good care of it, original box, 2 sets of 3D glasses etc. He had it professionally calibrated. He bought it way back in 2012. I had a Samsung Plasma that was too large for our new room, so wanted something in the 55" range and found his Panny. He's asking $375. Good deal? I checked it out and it worked well, picture looked great. I just don't know about investing any money in 2012 tech. Confession: I went to Fry's and bought an LG 4k UH6030 for around $500 (coupon) and I'm really struggling to get the picture up to Plasma standards. When I get 4k content it looks pretty good, but man do I miss the dynamic
range of my Plasma.... so should I return it and buy an old P55VT50? He was a regular TV watcher so i know it has some hours in it, but maybe it will keep rockin' for another 5 years?!
As long as my 2012 55VT50 lasts, I have absolutely no interest in any of the newer technologies. Sure, OLED looks great, although I have not done a studied comparison. All I know is that I look at the picture on the VT50 and it is truly excellent, a beautiful thing to behold every day with any type of programming.

You can't go wrong for the price you mention IMHO. What if you have bad luck and the TV conks out after six months or a year? Well, then you've had a great picture for that time at a cheap enough price. But if the TV is in fine shape right now, I would guess it will last much longer.

Hell, if I had an extra room in my condo, I'd buy the thing as a backup. I say go for it!

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I'm in the market and found one locally. Guy took really good care of it, original box, 2 sets of 3D glasses etc. He had it professionally calibrated. He bought it way back in 2012. I had a Samsung Plasma that was too large for our new room, so wanted something in the 55" range and found his Panny. He's asking $375. Good deal? I checked it out and it worked well, picture looked great. I just don't know about investing any money in 2012 tech. Confession: I went to Fry's and bought an LG 4k UH6030 for around $500 (coupon) and I'm really struggling to get the picture up to Plasma standards. When I get 4k content it looks pretty good, but man do I miss the dynamic
range of my Plasma.... so should I return it and buy an old P55VT50? He was a regular TV watcher so i know it has some hours in it, but maybe it will keep rockin' for another 5 years?!

If you watch TV in a very bright room, then you might actually be better with the LED/LCD.

On the other hand, if you watch in a medium to dark room, then the VT50 would be the better choice.....in my opinion which might not be worth that much. lol

Actually, I had a somewhat similar situation. I had one too many big screen TVs. Kept the VT50 because in the room that I was going to use it, having darker blacks was worth more to me that a brighter overall picture.

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I'm in the market and found one locally. Guy took really good care of it, original box, 2 sets of 3D glasses etc. He had it professionally calibrated. He bought it way back in 2012. I had a Samsung Plasma that was too large for our new room, so wanted something in the 55" range and found his Panny. He's asking $375. Good deal? I checked it out and it worked well, picture looked great. I just don't know about investing any money in 2012 tech. Confession: I went to Fry's and bought an LG 4k UH6030 for around $500 (coupon) and I'm really struggling to get the picture up to Plasma standards. When I get 4k content it looks pretty good, but man do I miss the dynamic
range of my Plasma.... so should I return it and buy an old P55VT50? He was a regular TV watcher so i know it has some hours in it, but maybe it will keep rockin' for another 5 years?!
No brainer. Get it. Check the hrs before you buy. If over 10k bargain him down a few more bucks.
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