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I'm buying a townhome and the seller has a 42" Fujitsu plasma on the wall in the room we plan on using as a guest room (he used it as a media room). He is interested in selling it. We had planed on putting a 20" LCD in there, probably just on a piece of furniture.


The set is at least 3.5 years old. It is one of model #:


PDS4221W-H/PDS4221W-S

PDS4222W-H/PDS4222W-S


I know new plasmas are far superior to old ones. So I would think old plasmas such as this depreciate significantly.


Does anyone have any suggestions on what the value of this unit is? Yes, what matters is what it's value is to me and him but I have had little success finding used prices on the Internet and eBay.


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-Mike
 

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After checking it out and making sure it works fine and does not have any burn in, I would tell him you'll give him $500 for it. You'll end up paying at least that for a 20" LCD.


If he says no, then he has to deal with the hastle of taking it off the wall, packing it up so it will not break in the move and actually moving with it.


Hopefully he'll not want to deal with it and he'll sell it to you for the great price.


It is a 3+ year old plasma. No need to pay in the thousands for it.


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Originally posted by SHodorov
if its mounted on the wall its a part of the house and should be included just like your drapes/light fixtures etc...
Maybe NY real estate is different from CA. When we bid on our house, light fixtures and blinds were included. Drapes and window coverings were not and had to be specifically requested as part of the offer. The plasma TV should not automatically be included, but can be included as part of the offer.


As a starting point, offer the same $ as if you went out and bought a 20" LCD. A fujitsu is a really nice TV, I suspect if you could find one used it would be in the $1500 range. But, there is nothing to prevent you from offering $500 for it as the seller probably does not want to move it anyway.


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No HDCP. There are two RGB inputs and one each of component, s-video, and composite inputs. Have not seen any real defects but did not give it a close look yet... was hoping to determine a price range before making an appointment with the owner to inspect more closely and talk turkey (if I am interested).


Being a guest room I wasn't too concerned about inputs, HDMI/HDCP, etc. if the price was low enough, assuming worse case it could do DVD progressive from a cheapo combo DVD/receiver and S-Video from a cable box.


But then again, even for $750 if I can't do HDTV from a cable or sat receiver because of copy protection that might be frustrating, even if it is a guest bedroom. I'm not that up on copy protection from various sat/cable receivers.


If the seller does not sell it to me he has to patch the wall to perfection and paint per our contract. Or he'll do a crappy job and things will get ugly on the walk thru before close.


I also need to research how to determine the number of house the TV has been on.


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For the time being, HD will continue to be available over component video (the so-called "analog hole").
 

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Checked this unit out more closely. Pretty horrible picture, but no noticable burn-in, dead, or stuck pixels. The owner only had it hooked up to a DVD player via S-Video. 4,500 hours according to the first page of the service menu. I didn't even bother with an offer.


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