I cannot remember when I bought my Toshiba DLP, its the RPDLP with a lamp that at first would barely last a year but the newer replacement ones seem better, but still they are over $125 each and have to be bought from Florida, and I am starting to get the early indications the lamp now must be about to pop. Must be my 6th one over the years now.
So I am thinking of getting this plasma, Sears doesn't carry any large plasmas anymore, just the newest LED TVs, and last year all they sold were 3D, a 2D had to be a special order, the salesmen there actually got all miffed when I wasn't buying into the 3D fad. And when I went in there yesterday they gave me evil looks when I wasn't interested in the latest LED TVs.
Anyway Walmart has this model, usually I won't buy from WM as they usually have shipping problems getting to Alaska, too much knocked and tossed about.
But anyway this one is marked down quite a bit, I may pick it up tomorrow morning, I bought another Panny a couple of years ago a 50" 720P model plasma for the wife and the kids, its been running almost non stop for over three years now, they leave it on almost all the time and the wife keeps it on when she even sleeps, go figure. Never a hiccup, its so bright I get blinded by it and it puts out enough heat during the winter I can actually turn down the wall thermostat! Nice during an Alaskan winter.
I don't have any HDTV satellite, just regular Dish, but I do have a hi end Panasonic Blu ray and a collection now of over 400 BD movies, I shop the bargain bins a lot. I am sorta spit about some issues with this but it appears as though plasmas are being phased out by nanny controls to me so maybe this is the last chance to get one, it might be different in the lower 49 where you have multiple places to buy a HDTV but not here in rural Alaska.
Even a trip to Anchorage and back would cost me over $50 in fuel, and shipping is out of the question, so I may take a leap and buy this one from WM and here is hoping its not a lemon like the other TVs I have bought from them, which were Sanyos BTW, I have since learned to steer well away from Sanyo.
I can see getting an ST is slightly better but its almost twice the price, maybe I should wait and see what the next shipments will be?