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post #1 of 6 Old 05-02-2012, 03:08 PM - Thread Starter
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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.

Here is an old review: http://reviews.cnet.com/projection-t...-31008492.html

They call it the "Captain Kirk" in some places due to the design.

So...

What do I do with this one? Does it have any collectors value due to the unique design?

The first two options I see are

1- Sell it on Craigslist or Ebay (I really don't want to ship it)
2- Donate it to a charity

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If it works ok, why not keep it?
New isn't always better. How many hours (found thru the service menu)?

BTW, it's a lamp.

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The TV is only 720P and I want to get something I can mount on the wall.

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Worst place to place a TV.
Can't get at them to reconfigure inputs, usually placed up too high straining ones neck, wiring issues.

They were only 720p??

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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.
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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.


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