I have been looking extensively at tvs for about 3 weeks now, and I finally pulled the trigger this afternoon, although I am out of state so I won't get to try the tv until tomorrow afternoon.
I was going to buy the TH-58PX60U new for $2.250, but the store where I had credit available told me that they could not find any new in stock (although their computer indicated that they should have had some new in stock). Since I had called ahead and was ensured that a new tv was in stock for me, the sales representative agreed to discount a boxed tv that had been used as the display model for (so he promised me anyways) 3 months/14 hours a day; I paid $1,825 before tax.
It is a fairly reputable electronics store, so I am hoping that they knew what they were doing when they "broke it in," but I thought some of the more sophisticated members of this site might be able to give me some advice about how I can ensure that they did a good job, and/or verify that the sales representative was being truthful about the 3 month display period (not that I have and particular reason to distrust him).
One other thing, although I don't mind the silver bezel (in fact I think I prefer it, I guess I am crazy?), I hate hate hate the "Panasonic" badging on the bottom middle of the set. Does anyone know how difficult/risky it is to remove the plastic lettering that is affixed so that the set would have a cleaner look?
I am really excited about my recent purchase. I am a little bit worried about glare because I have a lot of windows, but all-in-all I feel like $1,825 for a tv like that is too good to pass up, even if it is the floor model. Any constructive thoughts would be much appreciated.