Originally Posted by PRgymnast
I had a friend cat-sit for me while I was away on vacation. They said in a fit of stupid TV rage, a remote was thrown towards the direction of the TV, not intending to hit it but it did. This cracked the screen and caused the TV to make strange noises. The person offered to pay for full cost of the TV, which was $1250 but I cannot find a plasma in that price range that I like soooo, hence my dilemma. I looked at the Panny 55-680 ($1100) and Sammy 55-7150 ($1300). And I like the Sammy LED more than the Panny LED. So I haven't ordered it yet but I think that's what I'll end up with.
There is no excuse for your friend to be throwing your remote control (that he doesn't own), much less destroying your TV that is pretty much irreplaceable because he can't control himself. I would not settle for what you paid for it as that won't be enough to buy an equitable replacement now that the ST60 has been discontinued and is no longer available. I'd make him pony up and pay for the F8500 or LG OLED, unless you want to settle for a Sony or Samsung LCD TV that won't look nearly as good as the TV he recklessly destroyed. His irresponsibility has put you in a difficult position.