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post #1 of 8 Old 03-16-2018, 03:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Used Pioneer 111fd and Panny p60st60

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I've got the opportunity to go check out a couple of used plasmas nearby. A pioneer 111fd for $200 and a Panny st60 for $300. Aside from IR, what are some other things I should be looking for? I know the Panny has about 4,700 hours on it. The guy doesn't have a service remote to check the hours on the pro 111fd. The plasma would be mainly used for sports/blu ray. I have a Panny s30 that I bought brand new 6.5 years ago which is still going strong, but looking for a second tv. Thank you for any insight. Also, thoughts on a pdp 4280hd with 9,000 hours for an office/den tv? Not interested in 4K at this time.

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Check out the pioneer in the dark, dark scene, clean source like blu-ray, might have a red tint problem. Also let the content run for a while see if everything looks kind of normal.
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Hello,

I've got the opportunity to go check out a couple of used plasmas nearby. A pioneer 111fd for $200 and a Panny st60 for $300. Aside from IR, what are some other things I should be looking for? I know the Panny has about 4,700 hours on it. The guy doesn't have a service remote to check the hours on the pro 111fd. The plasma would be mainly used for sports/blu ray. I have a Panny s30 that I bought brand new 6.5 years ago which is still going strong, but looking for a second tv. Thank you for any insight. Also, thoughts on a pdp 4280hd with 9,000 hours for an office/den tv? Not interested in 4K at this time.
My brother left his 4280HD at my parents' house when he moved, and I checked it out a couple of months ago. I cannot think of a better 40-43" flat panel that has been made, ever, and this TV is all of 10 years old now. 9K hours is not a ton of hours for a decade-old set, not really. I'd go for it! I have a 46S30 in my bedroom but the 4280 honestly still beats it out. The 1024x768 native rez on the Pioneer isn't much of a hindrance; scaling is good and 1080p content still has plenty of detail.
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Both are steals. I'd buy both!
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Panny st60 for $300.
If that 60" ST60 was close my home in Northern VA, I'd buy it in a heartbeat! Last gen Panny, arguably still the best TV for watching cable/satellite TV even 5 years after it was discontinued.
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Went ahead and got the st60, got the seller to go down to $250. I have an Panny p60s34 I got from Costco that is still going strong after 6.5 years, but the st60 is a superior picture. The 4280 is still available, may pick it up tomorrow. Thanks everyone for the advice.

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If that 60" ST60 was close my home in Northern VA, I'd buy it in a heartbeat! Last gen Panny, arguably still the best TV for watching cable/satellite TV even 5 years after it was discontinued.
Hands down the best TV I ever had so far. In no hurry to purchase an OLED unless the panny dies. Then I will probably turn around and fix it.
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All of these plasmas are such a great value for that amount of money..


Yes oled has for sure many advantages, but you have to pay 10 times more.. You just cannot compare it..


I am lurking for an Pio 4280, but they are rare.. and often they dont have a stand, they have been wallmounted..


One guy even threw it away.. That hurt my feelings..
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