I just jumped on this 26" panny for my bedroom. its the only crt thats ws that would fit my tv cabinet. looked good at CC on a HD signal. they had a open box for $340 but it had blood and dents on it and dont know how the previous customer treated it and delivered it back to CC since it was not returned in a box. so I bought the new one as $60 wouldnt break me but would have been a nice savings. not worth the risk.
have to wait till xmas to open it per wifey, she wasnt happy about buying it to begin with but like with our Sony XBR 36" HDTV she really loved it when she seen it in action and to this day says how great a tv it is. she could never go back to SD now. especially with CSI!
so I have to wait till xmas day. have a LG 4200A tuner (QAM tuning) to use on it. doesnt get much use in my HT on the projector as I watch dvd's usually so that will work well for the bedroom.
for $398 this is quite a deal and I am sure is gonna be a nice set for the price! LCD's are just way overpriced! cant imagine this price getting lower on the 26" panny as that seems to be a great deal ! the 30" for a bit over $500 is a great deal and CC just had a sale at $549 I believe. thats incredible IMO! panny is only second to Sony IMO. I would have bought the 30" if it would have fit in my bedroom cabinet.
I heard the 26" panny is discontinued and panny will no longer be making CRT's? is this true ? CC guy said they are focusing on LCD. I did notice the 26" is no longer listed on the CC website.