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Would you buy this 16x9 HDTV if it was refurbished?

Old 12-02-02, 05:04 PM
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Would you buy this 16x9 HDTV if it was refurbished?

I found a seller on Amazon with a very good rating offering the Toshiba 57H81B for about $1,700.

The reviews of the H82 are all that I've seen, but they look very close. And the H82 is about $500 more.

Would anyone else buy a TV like this? How risky is it or am I worrying needlessly like for an open box item at Circuit City that works just as well as the brand new item.

I can't seem to find anything else close to as good as this deal and this is just about my limit in money to spend. To get even close, I think I'd need to go to the Panasonic 53" and I've heard this 57" is better.

Would anyone please comment on what they think I should do? Or about the choices in TVs?

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Old 12-02-02, 05:41 PM
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Probably not. HDTV's are extremely difficult to buy refurbished, since they're succeptable to burn in and other problems. Also, the H82's are a lot better than the H81's. They've improved the tubes quite a bit for this current model year.

Considering the 57H82 is $1829 plus shipping, you may want to consider spending the extra money.
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Originally posted by gotapex
Probably not. HDTV's are extremely difficult to buy refurbished, since they're succeptable to burn in and other problems. Also, the H82's are a lot better than the H81's. They've improved the tubes quite a bit for this current model year.

Considering the 57H82 is $1829 plus shipping, you may want to consider spending the extra money.
where on amazon did you see the 57h82 for $1,829? i'd spend that for the newer one. thanks.

ps-does the top of this model have room for a dvd player or is it one of the ultra thin tops?
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Old 12-02-02, 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by gotapex
Probably not. HDTV's are extremely difficult to buy refurbished, since they're succeptable to burn in and other problems. Also, the H82's are a lot better than the H81's. They've improved the tubes quite a bit for this current model year.

Considering the 57H82 is $1829 plus shipping, you may want to consider spending the extra money.
Please, where do you see that tv for that price?

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only if it had a great warrenty that i trusted
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And only if I could see it first.
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Old 12-03-02, 12:18 PM
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Onecall has/had the 57H82 for $1879 + shipping - $60 coupon. I'm not sure if this deal is still available, but the details can be seen under the December 02 listings of the deals at GotApex (www.gotapex.com).
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