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I have a chance to buy a 141 (60") for $5K or a 101(50") for $3K, both new.


Is it worth $2K more for the larger size? My couch will be 12' back from the screen.

At that distance yes.
 

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Depends on how much you want to spend, if money is no issue, of course go for the 141, bigger is better. But you could get the 101 50" and with the $2,000 difference, you can even get another decent plasma that's 65 or even 60 inches. Two for the price of one!
 

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Depends on your budget. I wouldn't buy either for those prices. I wouldn't pay more than $2200 for the 101 and $4k for the 141. Also you can get a 65" Panasonic for less than the 101. I would keep looking and waiting. I found my 151 demo for $2k.
 

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I would pay for it as most people would - if you want the best you gotta pay for it. If you can get a demo for a good deal then great - but a demo has been used so its not new - its not everyday you can find a demo for 2k unless you stalk the store owner
 

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All I can say is don't wait too long if you really want that 60" 141 for 5K. The Pioneer 141's and 151's are now commanding top dollar and going for an average of $7500.00 and even as much as $9000.00 as they become very scarce !!! I know as I spent last week searching everywhere for either one of these and only found a few and they were all very expensive. $5000.00 for a NIB 141 as of today is a good price, and I would jump on it. Worse case, you can sell it on EBAY and probably put anywhere from $1000.00-$2000.00 in your pocket. The 50" 101's you can find quite a few and I've seen them as low as $2500.00. The 111's I haven't found but a couple and they were around $4000.00. I luckily found my NIB 151 last week for under $5000.00 but I'm temted to pick up a 101 for the prices they are available for now, around $2500.00
 

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^ truth. Their may be a suggested price, but retailers know they have a great product that is getting extremely hard to find. Really, they can charge whatever they want now


kind of like when a new game system first comes out, and no one can find it
 

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I've had both sizes as well and $3k for a 50" doesn't sound like much of a deal. I hope that price includes tax. You will feel better about your purchase after getting the 141 NIB. Also, if you plan on watching blu-ray's on it, most of the titles have the 2:35:1 and you will lose a lot of the picture on the 50" and it will look like a 40" from 12ft away. A NIB 141 is like a finding a needle in a haystack.
 

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aj slick:
"I wouldn't pay more than $2200 for the 101 and $4k for the 141."


Where have you seen 101's for anywhere near $2200.00? I see there are still quite a few 101's available, but the lowest price I've found is $2796.00 delivered as of this week.

Forget about getting a 141 for $4000.00 now. Heck, I haven't found a 141/151 NIB going for less than anywhere under $6000.00 as of the last two weeks.

If you know a place selling NIB 101's for $2200.00 or even close, please PM as I would grab one at that price. I'm still considering grabbing a 101 for $2796.00 delivered.
 

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If you have the money go for it but no matter wich one you have the quality is the same. I have just bought the Pro 101fd and I am extremely pleased.
 
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