I do not mean to get off topic, but I have a question. I can purchase an open-box 46-Inch XBR-HX929 for $1,200 plus tax. It was the display model, so it has been used roughly 3,500 hours. Or, I could purchase a brand new Panasonic 50-Inch ST50 for $1,300 plus tax. What do you fellas feel is a better choice? Or is a brand new Panasonic 50-Inch VT50 a better choice, albeit more expensive? I have owned several LCD's and one LED HDTV, but I have never owned a Plasma. If you are knowledgeable enough to give me some good advice, please do. Thanks
In other word; should you spend $100 more on a NEW TV that is 4 inches larger? Or a used set that was on for 3500 hours? 3500 hours translates to over 5 months on continously, 24/7... that's alot of hours on a TV!
This is an easy decision; get the new plasma, it's well worth the money. I have one, and the picture is amazing.