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New Apex or Used Sony?

Old 11-26-05, 01:41 PM
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New Apex or Used Sony?

I'm buying a TV for my bedroom. I have a choice between a fairly new Apex and a Sony that is about 10 years old. Both have the same inputs (Svideo only) and are the same size (27 inches). I know Sony is a bit more respected than Apex, but it is older and used more. Picture quality, they both look about the same. The disadantage of the Apex is that it doesn't remember the last video input setting, so I'd have to change it each time since I don't use Coaxial. Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 11-26-05, 03:14 PM
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How much you're spending on either set comes to my mind, and if you're buying used, 10 years old is just too old, even if the set can conceivably last 8-10 years more...it could also die a month from now and you'd be hard pressed to complain as it's a 10 year old TV. I've been in pawn shops and heard people being told that they won't even consider buying a set made before 2000. I'd hit the pawn shops in your surrounding area to see if you can get as good a deal on something newer. As it's a TV for your bedroom, I'd go with the Apex if it's pretty new, but as I said I'd do some more looking. Better deals can always be had if a person wants to do some legwork.
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Old 11-26-05, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for the input. I can get either set for $50. The sony seems sort of fuzzy at first. It may just need to have its settings changed. But with its age and the fuzziness, I think I'm going to keep the Apex.
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Old 11-27-05, 10:24 PM
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Thanks for the input. I can get either set for $50. The sony seems sort of fuzzy at first. It may just need to have its settings changed. But with its age and the fuzziness, I think I'm going to keep the Apex.
good call. A ten year old tv could die on your at any time. They often last much longer, but I wouldn't take the risk when you can get a newer set for the same price.
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