I picked up this Philco unit today at a Fred Meyer store in Portland, OR for only $40, which means that it was free with the government coupon. I haven't hooked it up yet so we'll see if it was a good choice, but based on the comments in this thread I think it'll be worth the investment. There were plenty of units still on the shelf.
According to Tom Peterson "free is a very good price" but Shakey's Pizza Parlor (on Foster Road) had a sign on the wall that read "we have no quarrel with those selling their pizza for less, they know what their product is worth."
"A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WILL SMELL AS SWEET. BUT IT DOES NOT FOLLOW THAT WHATEVER WE CHOOSE TO CALL A ROSE WILL POSSESS THE ROSE'S FRAGRANCE."
In fact, that's the one I was thinking of... seeing 17.4 on that one would be like seeing a ghost.
Just tonight I watched a news story on one of the Charlotte stations about a "ghost train" which supposedly shows up every year at night on the anniversary of a train wreck in Salisbury. I wonder if there are ghost TV stations?