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Found a local selling a used Pioneer Elite Pro 101fd. Claims TV has no issues, perfect physical & operation condition, although it has 4,500 hrs on it!


I've been researching a plasma purchase for weeks now, focusing in on the Panny UT/ST/GT series, along with some mild consideration of the Sammy E6500 series. My gut says "buy new", of course, but have such a fondness for those Elite's and a regret that I never bought one.


Am I crazy for even considering buying the Elite Pro 101fd w/ 4,500 hours on it?
 

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If you want it and the price is right get it. 4500 hours is not excessive. I would love to own one.


Of course the risk of having it break with no warranty is there. Also, if it was me I would have it calibrated by a pro. So factor those costs into what you are paying for it.


From everything I've read a properly calibrated Pioneer Elite is still the best tv ever made. The new "Elite" is brighter, does 3d, and also has an incredible picture. I would still take the Pioneer Elite over the new "Elite" if I was given a choice in a raffle I won. lol
 

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You would be sacrificing the 60" to 65" option with a new set

and without a warranty how can that be worth it?

50" is ok and rather common now days but 60" and 65" is a big jump up.
 

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If you are only considering 50-55" in tvs, get the Pioneer Elite. If not, get a 60-65 ST/VT50
 
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