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Old 10-15-2013, 09:57 PM - Thread Starter
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I can get a 55 inch Panny s60 for $450 - what do you think? I men lets assume it's been running on High/Bright blast for 11 hours a day for at least 6 months?
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I can get a 55 inch Panny s60 for $450 - what do you think? I men lets assume it's been running on High/Bright blast for 11 hours a day for at least 6 months?

It doesn't matter how it's been used as long as there is nothing burned into the screen. That size was discontinued a few months ago so that's a nice find and a good price.
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It's a good price, but I wouldn't. 6 months is too long, IMO. 1-2 months, OK. Randy has a good point though in that the 55" has been unofficially discontinued, so you likely couldn't find a new one somewhere.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:39 AM
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Actually, if CATS has been on the whole time it's been on display, it's probably fine (CATS is defaulted to on). If so, I'd say go for it.
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It depends on what you're saving over a new one. If I could get a new one for $100 more I would go new. But if that is the size and TV you have been wanting and you're saving a reasonable amount of money, do it! By the time you see this and get back to the store it may be sold...good deals have a tendency to not last long. Be aware that some stores won't accept open items as returns though, but you'll still have the manufacturer's warranty.

I wouldn't worry about the hours on the TV. Consider it "break in" time. The TV should last for years, but even if you replace it in a few years due to defect or the desire to upgrade, you can do so with a clearer conscious knowing that you saved a lot of money on it. My last TV was a return model (saved $200 over new) that functioned well for me and I passed it on to my brother after a couple of years. He loves it and it will likely last for years to come.
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For that price? Bargain! 1080p 50" plasma now minimum around $600, and that's a basic LG model... Assuming no burn in...
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