I have to agree, all things considered, I think pc Cinema has the best judgement on the Seleco.
£ 1,750 is almost $ 3,000 US. It might be close to new, but the price is just too much, considering how the market has moved on.
When these Seleco and other CRTs used to cost 10,000s, home cinema was only for people with serious cash to spare.
nowadays, its almost for anyone, well, anyone who can afford a $ 600 PJ.
So, for what I see, as a limited CRT ( No HD support, limited image processing ) the price should not be more than what a good, new , LCD or DLP PJ would cost.
Sure, I do like the CRT blacks, and smoothness, but to buy the 450+ for £ 1,750 ( $ 4000 ) seems like dead money.
If I buy a modern digital PJ, and dont like it, I can sell it on, minimal loss, and buy another. moreso, I can go to my local dealer, and demo before I buy.
I think I will pass on CRTs, as much as I would like one, they are still , in many ways, for people who have the cash to throw on them, setting up, initial purchase costs, etc etc
The biggest problem for me, has to be, I dont have anyone remotely local, where I could see a CRT working, so i could judge the image quality, noise factor, etc
I think purchasing these units blindly, is a big risk.
Anyway, for what has been said, it really does seem, that close to $ 4,000 is madness for the Seleco 6" tubed CRT, whether is close to new or not.
Anyone else think my comments make sense ?