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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:12 PM
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Should I buy a new TV?
the yes reasons:
Old TV was one of the very first LCDs and has some bugs that have been worked out since then.)
Old TV is starting to occasionally not show a picture, or alternately not produce sound.
old tv is really dusty and is so old it is NOT compatible with any form of wall mount system. And space is at a premium in my apt.
Old tv has issues with resolution and pix elation
Circuit city has one on sale with a good price, and good reviews. and its bigger than what I got

The no reasons
Old tv still works properly better than 90% of the time.
Old tv fits the stand that I made for it just perfectly.
I have been saving for a new tv, but so far only half the price of the TV I found. I have the money, but it would mean no money added to savings this month.
Circuit city is going out of business. I am a cynic, and i know most places avoid honoring warranties like the plague anyway, but a non-jaded part of me still likes them.


Any input?
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:49 PM
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1. If you buy a new one, what will you do with the old one? n/t
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:30 AM
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4. Depends
Maybe take a crack at giving it a second life via Craigslist, or alternately pawn it off on a relative still in the dark ages of tube tv.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:56 PM
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2. So how often is that 10% downtime during crucial moments?
I mean, the first time my TV fritzed on a fourth and goal in the final minutes of a playoff game, it would be Goodwill's problem to deal with. :)
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:29 AM
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3. Its a TV, so not that often
Virtually nothing on that screen is of much importance to me.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:32 AM
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5. The longer you wait the better and cheaper the TVs will get
it's like computers were a few years ago
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 03:58 PM
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6. I am wondering whether that is really true anymore
My tv cost about 800 when I originally purchased it. A year later, you could get them for 400. 3 years later the same model will now it will cost you 600.

Ive been watching prices, just so's I would know when i had saved enough to start looking for a deal, and so's I would know what was out there. Prices dropped like a stone, but lately have been coming back up a bit.
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