Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lansing, MI via Kentucky, Georgia & Tennessee
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Would you guys have any reservations about buying a ZT60 with obvious IR? I have looked at two floor model 65" ZT60's within the last few days. Both of them had obvious IR, which I guess could potentially be actual burn in. Is there any way to tell the difference?
The first set I looked at had 3250 hours, with IR down the left hand side and along the bottom. They were playing ESPNk, Fox Sports etc on Vivid. There was nothing distinctive about it, such as being able to make out an ESPN logo etc. It just seemed to be dark areas on the screen down the left and along the bottom. This set had been marked down on the floor to 1877, and the guy I spoke to did not think they would be willing to go lower.
The second set had approximately 2450 hours. All of the IR seemed to be along the bottom. This store did not have any kind of broadcast feed, so all of the televisions were sharing a blu-ray feed. Unfortunately, when the movie wasn't playing, there were big leaves across the bottom for Play, Pause etc. It was some kind of animated movie, think Disney, and the IR was very distinctive. You could clearly see the outline of the leaves, the words Play etc. Once I showed them that the set was "damaged", they seemed very willing to negotiate on price. I got them down to $1700 without even really trying.