I am looking to buy an HDTV this weekend and would like some expert input. I have found a referbed Philips 42PF7220A Plasma 42" (model suffers from BS) for $1,000 shipped and a Samsung S4666W 46" DLP shipped for about $1,300 new.
I am familiar with most of the ins and outs of the two but would still like input. I would assume that these referbs exist because of the widespread BS problem and that Philips would have most likely corrected it if they are sending out these referbs. How realiable is this TV? Should I just stary away and buy the Samsung?
I am also going to hook my XBox 360 up to it, is the refresh rate on Plasma too low for gaming? If something was to happen to the Philips, how much do they usually cost to repair? $1,000 seems like a steal, I just don't want a $1,000 blank screen.