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Pioneer Elite Kuro 60" tv
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A local store has a display model for sale. Regular price was $6,500 now on for $4K.

Is it worth it ? considering that Pioneer no longer makes plasma tvs since 2008 ?

I know the TV is very highly rated for PQ etc.. but I am bit concerned about warranty, parts, etc..


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Riker #324152 09/28/10 05:05 PM
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I'd be worried about how much use it got during it's display life. That thing could of been run for 3 years all day long every day and it's life left may be short.

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that's a good point and one that I asked the manager of the store in an email I sent him. Hopefuly, it was not run all day for 3 years.. that would be bad.. but then again, how would I know for sure ? he can tell me anything he wants.


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If it were me, I think I'd pass on this one for the reasons mentioned. Just my opinion...


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If your that interested to know the hours the tv has run for. Find the IP address of the tv from the tv menu and go look it up on a laptop. That is how I know the hours my Kuro has been run for.

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Riker,

I say go for it. Pioneer state 100,000 hour panel life. Even at 10hrs a day for three years, thats 10,950 hours. Pioneer will be honouring its after-sales plasma service until 2017 (You can find this on their website). You should not have an issue with after service.

Good luck.



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wbedford #324161 09/28/10 06:14 PM
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Yeah, I would look at the hours used.

Would be tempting for me. I've been looking constantly for a NOS Kuro, any size. Sigh.

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I don't think I'd be tempted at $4k. Maybe at $2.5-3k. Even then it would be a stretch. Of course, that could be just because I'm wanting a projector next.

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Yeah, $4k is too much. Sure the list was $6500, but they were selling for $5000 new before Pioneer got out of the market.

I love my non-Elite 50", but even $2k was a lot.


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Well it's all moot now, the store manager just emailed me and told me the tv was sold yesterday.

So, fogettaboutitt..

I will be looking at the Panny VT25, the Samsung 8000 and some Sharp models..basicaly I have no frigging clue what I want other than a large tv 60" or more and the best PQ that $4K can buy me.


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