Originally Posted by DarkHorse88
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.