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cracks in the screen?..lol

if there is no cracks in the screen and no burn in and you get can the 65" for south of $2K...I would go for it

small scratches on the stand would not bother me
neither would the time it has been on
I assume they are an authorized dealer?...and have a return policy?
if so..the factory warranty starts from the day you buy it...and I am certain warranty extensions are available

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If a Sammy is what you want, then buy from an authorized reseller. If they don't have anymore TVs, then you'll have to make decision on buying from Pinnacle after you do your homework. Pinnacle's warranty is only as good as the company that puts their name of the warranty. If a new set, consider getting a Square Trade warranty from Costco.
The sets are open box returns. They do have a 2 year warranty, but I have read a lot of bad reviews about their repair service
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The sets are open box returns. They do have a 2 year warranty, but I have read a lot of bad reviews about their repair service
both Samsung and Panasonic have 1 year factory warranties



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both Samsung and Panasonic have 1 year factory warranties



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Even open box from unauthorized dealers?
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Even open box from unauthorized dealers?
why would anyone buy an open box from an unauthorized dealer...unless they were practically giving it away?



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He drove from Columbus this morning to get it. He is beyond happy! I am very jealous. Thanks again!
Did your friend have any issues with IR on the floor model he purchased? I went and and checked out a floor model this afternoon at a retailer not far from me. The set had about 3250 hours on it, and there was a lot of IR down the left side, and along the bottom, of the display.

If I knew I could get rid of it, I might have purchased it. The price was decent and the picture looked good in the brief time I looked at, but running slides and the screen wiper revealed a lot of IR, and I'm sure it would be noticeable when you got it home and started watching it.
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Did your friend have any issues with IR on the floor model he purchased? I went and and checked out a floor model this afternoon at a retailer not far from me. The set had about 3250 hours on it, and there was a lot of IR down the left side, and along the bottom, of the display.

If I knew I could get rid of it, I might have purchased it. The price was decent and the picture looked good in the brief time I looked at, but running slides and the screen wiper revealed a lot of IR, and I'm sure it would be noticeable when you got it home and started watching it.
I should have posted here earlier. My friend did misread the hours on his set and did not spot burn in at the store. He thought it said 800 hrs, but really it had 3800 hrs! The tv had bad burn in when viewed at home, Needless to say my friend was upset. ABC warehouse apparently is not great with returns, but he was able to exchange the set for a new Samsung 8500. Be careful buying a floor model!

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I should have posted here earlier. My friend did misread the hours on his set and did not spot burn in at the store. He thought it said 800 hrs, but really it had 3800 hrs! The tv had bad burn in when viewed at home, Needless to say my friend was upset. ABC warehouse apparently is not great with returns, but he was able to exchange the set for a new Samsung 8500. Be careful buying a floor model!
did they exchange him even on the F8500?

if so he got a real deal

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why would anyone buy an open box from an unauthorized dealer...unless they were practically giving it away?



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I'm looking for a Panasonic, and these are selling for around $1,500. The TV's are all turned on and they allow you to bring in whatever you would like to test them out

so is the $800 worth the risk instead of buying an Samsung F8500?
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I'm looking for a Panasonic, and these are selling for around $1,500. The TV's are all turned on and they allow you to bring in whatever you would like to test them out

so is the $800 worth the risk instead of buying an Samsung F8500?
I would not spend $800 more to buy a Samsung F8500 over a ZT60..of the same size


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I should have posted here earlier. My friend did misread the hours on his set and did not spot burn in at the store. He thought it said 800 hrs, but really it had 3800 hrs! The tv had bad burn in when viewed at home, Needless to say my friend was upset. ABC warehouse apparently is not great with returns, but he was able to exchange the set for a new Samsung 8500. Be careful buying a floor model!
That's too bad. I was hoping to see a clear, pristine display when I checked it out yesterday. The picture actually looked very nice, but they had it on ESPN, or something similar, and the display was set to Vivid. I would probably wager it had been like that for most, or all, of the 3200 hours. If the likelihood is high that the IR is not permanent, and will eventually go away, I might be willing to assume some risk for the right price.

I very recently bought a 55" VT60 display unit from a friend of mine that owns a small electronics store in my hometown. Other than knowing that Panasonic had discontinued plasma production, I really did no research beforehand, and unfortunately just assumed IR & Burn In was no longer an issue or concern when it came to plasma displays. My friend estimated that the set had between 100-300 hours on it, but when I got it home, did some research, etc. etc. I found it actually had about 1000 hours on it, and a bit of IR that I'm trying to eliminate. In comparison to what I saw on the 65" ZT60 yesterday, you could almost say that my 55" VT60 has virtually no IR.
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I would not spend $800 more to buy a Samsung F8500 over a ZT60..of the same size


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If you take into lack of factory warranty, I think the $800 would be worth it, no?
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If you take into lack of factory warranty, I think the $800 would be worth it, no?
yes...if there are no issues with the Zt60

for $800 savings I could fore go the factory warranty


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If you take into lack of factory warranty, I think the $800 would be worth it, no?
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yes...if there are no issues with the Zt60

for $800 savings I could fore go the factory warranty


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To clarify, it's a VT60 (I know the ZT60 is a higher end model, but I don't know the difference)
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To clarify, it's a VT60 (I know the ZT60 is a higher end model, but I don't know the difference)
better glare filter on the ZT is the biggest difference

in my mind the VT is "worth" about $300 less than the ZT due to this one thing

if you are going to be in a dark/light controlled environment...that difference would be worth nothing to you


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Best Buy's website has some ZT60's listed from Walt's TV. A 65" is only 8 grand, or you can steal a 60" for the bargain basement price of 6K. Shipping also appears to be free.



LOL, looked at plasma's today on BB website, walt now wants $9,999 for a ZT.


Who in their right mind? [ would spend 10k on a plasma they don't even make parts for anymore?]


Don't get me wrong, I Love my panny plasma, but 10k, seriously?

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That's too bad. I was hoping to see a clear, pristine display when I checked it out yesterday. The picture actually looked very nice, but they had it on ESPN, or something similar, and the display was set to Vivid. I would probably wager it had been like that for most, or all, of the 3200 hours. If the likelihood is high that the IR is not permanent, and will eventually go away, I might be willing to assume some risk for the right price.

I very recently bought a 55" VT60 display unit from a friend of mine that owns a small electronics store in my hometown. Other than knowing that Panasonic had discontinued plasma production, I really did no research beforehand, and unfortunately just assumed IR & Burn In was no longer an issue or concern when it came to plasma displays. My friend estimated that the set had between 100-300 hours on it, but when I got it home, did some research, etc. etc. I found it actually had about 1000 hours on it, and a bit of IR that I'm trying to eliminate. In comparison to what I saw on the 65" ZT60 yesterday, you could almost say that my 55" VT60 has virtually no IR.
HH Gregg I presume ? I bought a VT60 with that same IR pattern and similar hours back in February. No the IR will most likely never go away, I still see it on ocassion. However I love my set and that minor annoyance does not detract from the absolutely jaw dropping picture 99% of the time. Its obviosly a personal choice but for me it was a great purchase.

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HH Gregg I presume ? I bought a VT60 with that same IR pattern and similar hours back in February. No the IR will most likely never go away, I still see it on ocassion. However I love my set and that minor annoyance does not detract from the absolutely jaw dropping picture 99% of the time. Its obviosly a personal choice but for me it was a great purchase.
Has the IR gotten better? Unlike the IR on my VT60, which is somewhat distinct in that I can make out an NBC in the lower right corner, the IR on the ZT60 I looked at yesterday seemed more or less like areas of darkness on the screen when light images were present. I couldn't really make out anything distinct, like an ESPN logo or anything like that. On the other hand, I did not spend a great deal of time attempting to distinguish details. I was just interested in determining whether or not IR was present and to what degree.
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