I have an even older 60" Sony rear projection (model escapes me but it came out in 2005 and was LCD rear projection) that I kept in my daughter's room. It originally started out in my living room and I replaced it with a 65" Panasonic plasma back in 2008. The change was night and day. Plus, living in Hawaii, I had way too much sunlight to even watch the Sony. I recently replaced it again with a small Panasonic LCD (needed a tv that I could wall mount and move up and down vertically 3+ feet). I moved it into another bedroom and it still works fine. If I didn't have to have a wall mounted tv, honestly it would still be in my daughter's room. Yes, it's slow to turn on, the light engine is bound to fail again (had it replaced under warranty 4 years ago), doesn't work well in lighted areas, the front frame is starting to partly separate, and isn't even 1080p (it's 788p),but it still does it's job at providing an HD signal. If someone local was willing to pick it up and buy it, I'd probably get rid of it. As a living room tv, I would probably replace it at this point because almost any plasma set you'll buy today will be a night and day difference in PQ. But if it's not a primary tv, I'd leave it alone until it just dies or someone really pushes to buy it from you.