Older Panasonic or new Samsung?
Hi all --
I'm looking to upgrade my TC-P50S30 to a larger screen. First, I had been looking at the Samsung PN60D5300 and would've pulled the trigger except they were out of stock at HH Gregg.
Then, I came across a pre-owned Panasonic TC-P60ST30 on Craigslist. And I have a weakness for Panasonics. I've owned two and been extremely happy with each.
They're asking $800 for the TV, three pairs of Panasonic 3D glasses and six 3D Blu-Rays ... Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean and some others I can't remember.
After reading this thread, it seems like the general consensus is that both are good TVs but both can potentially have a few issues.
Also -- does $800 seem like an OK deal for the ST30? It seems a little pricey for a 3-year old set, especially when the Samsung 5300 can be had for around $700-$800 new. But I do love Panasonics and they haven't exactly come down in price on the aftermarket.
Obviously buying used makes me a touch uncomfortable, too.
I'd welcome any and all opinions.