The only issue is that plasmas are definitely hard to come by, so a newer model may not be an option. I certainly would be firm at $1000 at this point and don't go higher. Have you checked the hours, if there are any dead pixels, uneven screen wear, etc? Even $1000 you may want to reconsider. If you have a lot of money and won't notice $1000 then sure, go for it. Other options would be projectors, remaining F5300 or H5000 plasmas, or used Panasonics that are newer (ST50 or ST60).