Value For A Sharp Elite 60" Pro-60x5fd - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By audacious nick
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 08-03-2017, 02:36 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
JukeBox360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 6,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 53
Question Value For A Sharp Elite 60" Pro-60x5fd

Hello AVS!

Long time no see! Great to be back! I have a question for all you lovely LCD loving folks.

As the title says, I'm considering getting a used Sharp Elite 60 Inch TV. The owner says the set as a low amount of hours. Being that the tv was built back in 2008 I'm wondering what it's current value would be today? I don't want to rip the guy off. I'd just like what others would consider to be a fair price today. I'm aware it was unbelievably expensive back in it's prime but I also feel by todays standards it wouldn't be worth much?

So what would one pay? Just trying to get a tv for cheap as my kids just broke my old yet beautiful Panny plasma

Thanks for the advice in advanced!

Juke

tv was built back in 2011 not 2008. TY for the correction

Last edited by JukeBox360; 08-03-2017 at 08:13 PM.
JukeBox360 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 08-03-2017, 05:47 PM
 
audacious nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 844
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 465 Post(s)
Liked: 399
I'd pay $100-200, max. Anything more than that and I'd be looking at either a sale on a D-series TV or buy a used 2015 or 2016 4K TV, which you should be able to get in the $400 range. Or a new TCL 55" P-series for around $550-600, depending on the sale.
zpatter1 likes this.
audacious nick is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 08-03-2017, 07:55 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
JukeBox360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 6,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 53
Really? That cheap? I figured it would be a little higher being the cost and quality of the tv before. Anything I should say to him to maybe have him consider such a low price? He was asking 550.
JukeBox360 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 Old 08-03-2017, 08:01 PM
Member
 
DarkHorse88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 25
I'd offer $250-$300, based on inspection of the unit. And the Sharp Elite LCDs were released in 2011, not 2008.
DarkHorse88 is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 08-03-2017, 08:15 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
JukeBox360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 6,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkHorse88 View Post
I'd offer $250-$300, based on inspection of the unit. And the Sharp Elite LCDs were released in 2011, not 2008.
Idk why I thought 2008. I suppose I looked up the wrong TV or read something about the KURO.

Any way based on inspection of the unit the tv looks flawless. He had it Wal mounted at his office. He also said the set should have pretty low hours on it because of it being there vs home. I imagine there might even be a way to check it. Everything looks great thought.
JukeBox360 is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 08-03-2017, 09:16 PM
 
audacious nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 844
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 465 Post(s)
Liked: 399
Quote:
Originally Posted by JukeBox360 View Post
Really? That cheap? I figured it would be a little higher being the cost and quality of the tv before. Anything I should say to him to maybe have him consider such a low price? He was asking 550.
You can buy a TCL P-series for that much, which is vastly superior to that TV in every way other than the 5" you lose. Even at $250-350, you should be able to find good deals on something like a 2015 Vizio M60, which is also superior to that TV. Or this, https://slickdeals.net/f/10426208-re...earchBarV2Algo

Anything above $200 is a rip-off for such an old TV, in my opinion. With 4K and HDR offerings on new TVs, along with a plethora of budget-models that are still superior to the older ones, a 2011 model is ancient history and should be priced as such. We are not talking about a desirable KURO plasma, it's just some old LCD.

Look at how many deals there are in the $350ish range on modern TVs:
https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php...B%5D=8&v=2&r=1
audacious nick is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 08-04-2017, 01:51 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
JukeBox360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 6,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by audacious nick View Post
You can buy a TCL P-series for that much, which is vastly superior to that TV in every way other than the 5" you lose. Even at $250-350, you should be able to find good deals on something like a 2015 Vizio M60, which is also superior to that TV. Or this, https://slickdeals.net/f/10426208-re...earchBarV2Algo

Anything above $200 is a rip-off for such an old TV, in my opinion. With 4K and HDR offerings on new TVs, along with a plethora of budget-models that are still superior to the older ones, a 2011 model is ancient history and should be priced as such. We are not talking about a desirable KURO plasma, it's just some old LCD.

Look at how many deals there are in the $350ish range on modern TVs:
https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php...B%5D=8&v=2&r=1
I was thinking from a picture quality standpoint the TV might be worth a bit more. I don't wanna offend the guy with such a low price. But if you guys think it isn't worth over 200 I'll go for that. The most I'll try is $250.

If He thinks it's to little I guess I can just walk away
JukeBox360 is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 08-04-2017, 02:20 PM
Member
 
DarkHorse88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 25
The Sharp Elite was not just "some old LCD". It had its share of issues, especially with regards to color saturation tracking, but it was the best LCD ever made at the time it came out. Yes, it's six years old, but for a premium FALD set with 300 zones and excellent video processing, it's definitely worth more than $200.

Quote:
Originally Posted by audacious nick View Post
You can buy a TCL P-series for that much, which is vastly superior to that TV in every way other than the 5" you lose. Even at $250-350, you should be able to find good deals on something like a 2015 Vizio M60, which is also superior to that TV. Or this, https://slickdeals.net/f/10426208-re...earchBarV2Algo

Anything above $200 is a rip-off for such an old TV, in my opinion. With 4K and HDR offerings on new TVs, along with a plethora of budget-models that are still superior to the older ones, a 2011 model is ancient history and should be priced as such. We are not talking about a desirable KURO plasma, it's just some old LCD.

Look at how many deals there are in the $350ish range on modern TVs:
https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php...B%5D=8&v=2&r=1
DarkHorse88 is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 08-04-2017, 04:16 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,176
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 977 Post(s)
Liked: 709
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkHorse88 View Post
The Sharp Elite was not just "some old LCD". It had its share of issues, especially with regards to color saturation tracking, but it was the best LCD ever made at the time it came out. Yes, it's six years old, but for a premium FALD set with 300 zones and excellent video processing, it's definitely worth more than $200.
I didn't even know my 70" was a FALD with 300 zones lol..as I only started showing an interest in this technology since May :-). I just knew I loved the picture back then as it was so much better than everything in the store at the time. At least now I know that I can try to sell it for $500 if he gets between 200-300 for the 60" :-) lol.
Keithian is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 08-04-2017, 04:37 PM
Senior Member
 
JTH182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NW Chicago suburbs
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 25
I don't want to muck up the forum with a bunch of "how much" threads, but I had been thinking about asking how much older TVs can be sold for.

I have a Sony 60EX500 which gets a nice picture, and was bought for a pretty penny back in the day, but I'm guessing I wouldn't get more than $250 for it. Does that sound about right?

Unfortunately I can't justify spending $3000+ for a 4K yet, even though I REEEEAALLLY want one, lol!
JTH182 is online now  
post #11 of 15 Old 08-04-2017, 04:41 PM
 
audacious nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 844
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 465 Post(s)
Liked: 399
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkHorse88 View Post
The Sharp Elite was not just "some old LCD". It had its share of issues, especially with regards to color saturation tracking, but it was the best LCD ever made at the time it came out. Yes, it's six years old, but for a premium FALD set with 300 zones and excellent video processing, it's definitely worth more than $200.
Nope. It's an old LCD with inferior brightness, lag, and resolution. I can acknowledge that it was an excellent TV at the time, and for the following several years, but not anymore. Think of it this way: it's like a 1970s Rolls Royce versus a modern Camry: the Rolls-Royce may have been nicer back in the day, and it's still a nice vehicle, but it doesn't hold a candle to the technology advances. And, like the old Rolls-Royce, it doesn't command a premium. That's why you can pick up an older Rolls Royce for relatively cheap, too.
In a time where budget models like the TCL have enough zones, 4K resolution, and brightness that are likely 5x the brightness of the Elite's, it just doesn't make any sense to waste money on an older LCD. If you want to spend your money on an old LCD like that, go for it, but that doesn't mean it's worth that. It's archaic in this day-and-age, performing like an archaic model, and should be priced as such.

Last edited by audacious nick; 08-04-2017 at 04:47 PM.
audacious nick is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old 08-04-2017, 05:30 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by audacious nick View Post
Nope. It's an old LCD with inferior brightness, lag, and resolution. I can acknowledge that it was an excellent TV at the time, and for the following several years, but not anymore. Think of it this way: it's like a 1970s Rolls Royce versus a modern Camry: the Rolls-Royce may have been nicer back in the day, and it's still a nice vehicle, but it doesn't hold a candle to the technology advances. And, like the old Rolls-Royce, it doesn't command a premium. That's why you can pick up an older Rolls Royce for relatively cheap, too.
In a time where budget models like the TCL have enough zones, 4K resolution, and brightness that are likely 5x the brightness of the Elite's, it just doesn't make any sense to waste money on an older LCD. If you want to spend your money on an old LCD like that, go for it, but that doesn't mean it's worth that. It's archaic in this day-and-age, performing like an archaic model, and should be priced as such.
Sharp Elite was a very bright tv, i think it reached nearly 1000 nits. Still an excellent tv for SDR content, better than TCL.
hi-fi andy is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 08-04-2017, 09:16 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
JukeBox360's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 6,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 53
So all in all. What would you say is a fair price? An led set with 300 dimming zones? Has any tv ever come anywhere close to this? I feel like old or not. This sets PQ should be amazing. So I'm trying to give the guy a fair price without me overpaying.
JukeBox360 is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 08-04-2017, 11:47 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Ph8te's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 19,012
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6344 Post(s)
Liked: 6011
Quote:
Originally Posted by JukeBox360 View Post
So all in all. What would you say is a fair price? An led set with 300 dimming zones? Has any tv ever come anywhere close to this? I feel like old or not. This sets PQ should be amazing. So I'm trying to give the guy a fair price without me overpaying.


The fair price is the one you are willing to pay. As it's been said while it is/was a great TV it is "a few" years behind the tech curve. It's also "used" so you won't get a warranty if anything should go wrong. While none of the previous choices will give you 300 zone FALD, they will/can give you FALD as well as 4K HDR (not to mention at minimum a manufacturer warranty. In the end we can't make the choice for you. You should go check it out, if you like it, make what you think is a fair offer and take it home
Ph8te is online now  
post #15 of 15 Old 08-05-2017, 02:32 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
*UFO*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,173
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 785 Post(s)
Liked: 667
Quote:
Originally Posted by JukeBox360 View Post
So all in all. What would you say is a fair price? An led set with 300 dimming zones? Has any tv ever come anywhere close to this? I feel like old or not. This sets PQ should be amazing. So I'm trying to give the guy a fair price without me overpaying.
Run far away from this deal. The set isnt worth anything. Yes it was great during its time, but not only is it not that great compared to current budget 4k hdr sets with wide color gamuts and 4x the resolution, its a liability. The Sharp Elite is riddled with reliability issues.
*UFO* is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply LCD Flat Panel Displays

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off