KiwiMagpie: Hi all. I'm new to the whole full HD, Bluray etc scene. I'm looking at a new Panasonic TH-P50U30Z full HD plasma. It fits my budget and i like the picture. I have been offered a used Panasonic TH-50PY800AZ that is in new condition for 1/2 the price of the new unit. Bearing in mind comments about new Pana's being Chinese made vs Japanese - is the older tv still a good buy or should i fork out for the new one? What I'm really interested in is spec and picure quality etc. Cheers everyone.
KiwiMagpie: Hi - many thanks for the reply. At present we have TiVo and will be getting MySky hdi later in the year. that being the case would that make the digital tuner point redundant? I don't normally like buying used gear but at $800 it seems okay ish.....
sbiddle: They are great TV's but personally I think $800 is more than it would be worth. You can pick up brand new 50" IDTV Plasma's for under $1000 now, which potentially do offer better specs than a model a few years old.
We've got two of the 50PY800's and they have been great, used with Blu-ray, PS3 and MySky HDi for the last three odd years. Great picture and no problems.
Is $800 the first offer made by them? If so, try a counter offer - you never know until you try.