AVS Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
455 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
What do you all think the resale value of a Sony A3000 vs a Sammy 71F will be in 2 years from now? I'm trying to make a choice between the two. Specifically the 60" SXRD vs the 46" Samsung. I like to update every couple years.


With RPTV's leaving the market, and LCD on the rise... would that make used RPTV's a commodity later on with their high screensize/price ratio which may still be hard for LCD and plasma to replicate? Or would they be seen as strickly extint technology?


Would LCD improve their technology so much by then that a used 71F series would be next to worthless?


Basically which would be worth more in two years: -A3000 (or like models)

-71F (or like models)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
796 Posts
There is not a huge resale market for TVs in general, especially when you get to sizes that are not easily shipped. Most people keep TVs until they are obsolete or dead. Also, most buyers want new TVs, not something that is out of date. In general, new technology keeps getting cheaper, so the used market values drop even faster. Actual value really depends where you are, what kind of used market there is, and on how smart the buyer is with respect to current TV pricing, etc.


Most likely, both of your choices will be worth less than 50% of purchase price in 2 years, maybe only 30%. Most people are convinced that RPTVs are out of date and LCDs are only going to get better/cheaper.


Advice: get a TV you can live with for 5+ years and don't worry about how much its worth later on.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top