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I was looking for a new tv, but while searching craigslist I came across a used panny plasma. It is a th-42pz80u and he is asking 500. He states that he purchased it in march of 2009 and he has the receipt for proof. I was readingthe panny dying thread and should I be weary of buying a used tv? Is the warranty transferrable being that I will get the receipt. I also read that the hdmi was giving it trouble and I will be hooking up a ps3 via hdmi. Will this cause a problem? I wanted to buy new, but this is agood deal IMO. What do u guys think? Is this model more likely to die? Thanks in advance
 

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Officially, I don't believe the warranty is transferable, whether there is any way that you could be refused service, unlikely.

Did he buy it from an authorized dealer, new? IS it a legitimate receipt?

Personally, buying used from a stranger makes me a bit nervous.

What about spending another 90-100 for a 42" 720P panny new, NT,FS?
 

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I was looking for a new tv, but while searching craigslist I came across a used panny plasma. It is a th-42pz80u and he is asking 500. He states that he purchased it in march of 2009 and he has the receipt for proof. I was readingthe panny dying thread and should I be weary of buying a used tv? Is the warranty transferrable being that I will get the receipt. I also read that the hdmi was giving it trouble and I will be hooking up a ps3 via hdmi. Will this cause a problem? I wanted to buy new, but this is a good deal IMO. What do u guys think? Is this model more likely to die? Thanks in advance

This model is no more likely to die than a brand new one is. Panasonics are regarded as the most reliable brand but they still supposedly have a failure rate of about 2% so their reliability is not a slam dunk. Panasonic specifically states that the factory warranty is only valid to the original purchaser so this TV will not have any warranty if you buy it.


What is the problem with the HDMI? Is the seller having a problem with it? Or did you read something on the internet about a problem with HDMI on this model? The only HDMI problem i'm aware of is where some PC Video Cards are not compatible with the rear HDMI inputs, but a PS3 wouldn't be affected. We'd need more details on what "problem" you're talking about.


But $500 for that 4-month-old TV is actually a pretty good deal if buying a brand new 42" S1 model for $300-$400 more is completely out of the question. But that extra $$$ will get you a brand new TV that outperforms the old PZ80U in every category (mostly better blacks, more accurate colors, and a brighter screen), it uses less electricity, and it would have a full one year factory warranty.
 

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The main problem with buying used, IMHO, is that people have exaggerated ideas of how much their used TVs are worth. I think $500 is for that set is too much. I just spent several weeks monitoring craigslist and making offers that seemed reasonable to me. Nada. I finally decided to buy a new set.
 

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Thanks forthe responses guys. To answer some questions. I am looking for a 1080p tv for the ps3. I live in Hawaii so the prices here in general are high. The cheapest I found for a 42s1 was 999.99 at sears. I would pay double forthe s1. I thougt the price was good for Hawaii prices especially since I thought if I had the receipt I could be covered. How would they know I wasn't the original owner? So what do u guys think?
 

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Oh about the hdmi, it's the computer thing I'm guessing cause they were saying a lot about using it as a monitor.
 
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