Originally Posted by bobby2478
Not sure, although personally it would take a very large discount to consider buying a display plasma tv that has been running in torch mode 10 hours a day 7 days a week. Even then I'd only consider it if it came with a large warranty as well to cover image retention as well as lifespan of the display. A display plasma in store, depending on how long it's been on display, could easily have the equivalent of 5-10 years life on it already if you consider most people only watch their TV maybe 3 hours a day per week and have it maybe 50% as bright as it is setup by default in store.
If the display is good condition
I think $2K will reel a buyer in all day long for a 64F8500
though I did pay less than that...:-)
what I would consider...
If you are saving $800-1000 and receiving the full manufacturers warranty from day one you are golden
excluding burn in...and that is even covered by the optional BB extended warranty
even if the Tv has been on a year...if you only watch 3 hours a day you have a few decades of viewing left. That is considering that the TV last half as long as the manufacturer 100K hours rating
In 4 years the TV will probably be dinosaur anyway and you will want something else
Save your money and call it what it is...a short term relationship
I have bought 4 flagship plasmas in the last 6 years
technology moves quickly and things become obsolete
I am so happy that I paid $1800 for a 64F8500...when others spent at least $1200 more