Originally Posted by StrikerTek
I just found a display model 5020 at Best Buy for $1799. The guy said that it has been there for 8 months to a year and has been on from open to close every day. It's the last Kuro they had and he couldn't find any at any other Best Buy's in my state. I looked up their operating hours and calculated it out, and it adds up to a maximum of 4,368 hours on the TV if it's been on display for a year. I checked the screen and their didn't appear to be any burn in, but I'm not exactly sure what to look for to be certain. The video feed they were playing on it didn't have any static images on it for long.
I am in precisely the exact position right now. I have a display, same model and same asking price from another retailer that is being shipped to the local branch nearest me. I have 10% down on it, speaker/stands/remotes included, no apparent burn-in/cosmetic issues (word of mouth), was one the floor a little over a year, 1 yr Pioneer Warranty, etc. I have yet to personally see it, so I will have that opportunity next week hopefully.
Advice from others would be helpful...
- What would be an appropriate 'deal' to establish with them as far as asking price?
- Their return policy on open-box/display items is 14-days, I can make a decision by then as well. How can I test for burn-in/IR/and other the other issues?
- What other issues should I check? Is there a 'check list' of things I should know to look for?
I own a Pioneer 4280 and it is a gorgeous display, so I quite familiar with what I am purchasing. I do feel the price good considering the product, and thankfully the 'break-in' process will be out of the way. However, if I can ask for a lower price and get it, it sure helps with the other expenses (wall mount, BR, etc).