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Samsung Plasma

derrelw
10-12-2010, 07:26 AM
I have a chance to buy a 3 year old Samsung hps5053x for less than $500.00 snd it's supposed to be in great shape. Any thoughts good or bad. We have an older Sony lcd grand wega that I love but this seems like a good deal.

flyfish99
10-12-2010, 08:18 AM
With the prices of new plasmas as low as they are, I would pass. Maybe $300, but not $500.

PFC5
10-12-2010, 11:01 AM
I agree. Here is a review of this plasma that is 4.5 years old not 3 years old:

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-hp-s5053/4505-6482_7-31628177.html#reviewPage1

It is a 720p class plasma back when IMO Samsung wasn't as good with plasmas, so for about $150.00 more than that $500.00 for a 4.5 year old plasma you could get a brand new 720p class plasma with a mfg warranty instead and it will have better PQ as well:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003926CUS

I hate to say it but a 4.5 year old 720p plasma for $300.00 is probably too much money too IMO.

I would just buy a new 720p for a little more money and get a new one with a warranty.

derrelw
10-12-2010, 05:32 PM
Thanks guys I'll pass. My Sony is a 720 w/ a fantastic picture. I'll wait till I can afford a new 1080 set.