Found a KURO; Dumped my Panasonic
Found a Kuro 6020 at a second-hand shop for $120. Paid $130 and change, tax included. Really great PQ, no issues so far. If it holds up, I'll be really happy. The risk is I don't know the TV's history. Tried to get into the service menu to figure out the mileage, but no luck. At that price, figured it was alright to take a chance so I just grabbed it. The people in the store were ogling it, the store owner saying "I didn't know it had a picture like that!" so I figured I'd better make the deal before he raised the price (I'd bargained him down $20 before turning it on, and he had it marked down from the $350 it was at before Christmas) or someone started bidding against me. People don't know what these plasmas can do but seeing is believing. I figured some guy with a $2,500 QLED at home would say, "Wait!, what?, how much are you wanting for that?"
So far so good with the Kuro. No red shift or blinking blue lights. Took a chance and sold my Panasonic P60ST60 for as much as I could manage to get in a week on Craigslist. The sum was all of $150 -- so $20 more than I paid for the Kuro but the downside is I know the Panasonic was low mileage since I bought it new and haven't used it much. The PQ of the Kuro is better but the P60ST60 wasn't far behind. I could have held it longer and maybe gotten $200 but it wasn't worth the time or effort. The market for old plasmas is what it is -- in other words, amazing if you're buying and horrendous if you're selling.