I purchased this TV when I worked at Circuit City in Chicago. It is right about 7.5 years old (and still on the original bulb!!!). I think I paid right about $3000 with the rebates and deal I got. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra $2k on the 1080P version, because that $2k is just about going to buy my new TV
The bulb is noticeably getting dimmer. It looks like replacement ones are $50-75 (I think they were $300 when I got the TV). I also have the custom stand that wraps around behind the pedestal and hides the wires.
Donate it, write it off on taxes and be done with it. It'll be out of your house a lot sooner also. If you are like me then once you make up your mind that it's time for something to go, you want it gone ASAP.
Yea, only 720P. Samsung came out with the 1080P right as I purchased mine, they were about $5000.
I'm not going to mount it on the ceiling...
I'll probably end up a little higher than the current stand height. The bottom of the TV will be about 3' off the ground.
I currently have just a single HDMI cable run to the wall, so there won't be much/any need to get behind the TV anyway. All the sources will run through the Yamaha RX-A1000. And all of my equipment with be concealed in the corner behind the cabinet doors.
-Some people play hard to get, I play hard to want.