Originally Posted by JewDaddy
Hey guys. I have the opportunity to buy a brand new in the box Pioneer Elite Kuro 151FD for $2,500 no tax. There is no warranty from the seller as its just an individual, not a dealer that I know of. Is there too much risk involved or is this tv that amazing that this is a very rare opportunity not to pass up. Please help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I just ran across your posting... I own an Elite Kuro Pro-111FD (so the 50" model); I bought one right before they stopped making them a few years ago... I have to say that to the day, it still has the best picture quality (including great sound too), and is the best plasma out there. You can tell this, by its deep blacks in dark scenes, and by the natural skin tones when people are shown. Panasonic only now has a model that comes close to it, but it took them some four years to almost "catch up". Yes, the 151FD doesn't have 3D capabilities or all the fancy extra stuff and/or "apps" other newer sets have, but who cares, it's a TV, not your iPhone... I had mine professionally calibrated as soon as I got it.
$2,500 is a bit high though, especially without any warranty, but 60" of such quality TV ... see if u can get it for 2K. My only suspicion would be: how come this guy has a brand new 151FD, four years after they were made. Where did HE get it from, or how come it was never used?
Anyhow, you may have bought it already by now, since your post is from 3/15, and we're in May now...
Let me know if you did get it, and if so, are you happy with it?