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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.

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Sounds to me like you are making alot of assumptions about the Philips refurb - how do you know it is really a Philips factory refurb? Is it from the Philips outlet ( http://www.outlet.philips.com ), or somewhere else? IMHO it's one thing to buy a refurb electronics item for under $100 that you could toss (albeit unhappily) if the deal goes bad - and quite another to drop $1000 sight unseen on a refurb. I would *only* do that if the dealer is rock solid with a really good return policy.

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The seller is the Philips Outlet. One other question, watching standard 4:3 on the TV, will it burn black bars in?
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The seller is the Philips Outlet. One other question, watching standard 4:3 on the TV, will it burn black bars in?
Don't worry, it won't work long enough to have burn in. :rolleyes: I know from experience and I bought one new. It's been down for two months with no resolution in sight. What's the warranty on the refurb?
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Warranty is only 90 days, was also considering buying this, but the terms of sales said that no refund would be given to purchasers of refurbed equipment, only exchange or repair. Given the track record on customer service, I decided to wait and get a Panny when I have a few more $$.
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Wow, its that bad? I like th epicture on the plasma's much more than the DLPs but I don't think the risk is worth it. Has anyone had one of these over a year without any problems?
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