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Is this a decent HDTV for the price? *refurbished*


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#1 EliteABombAZ  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 3, 2006 - 11:19 am

I am thinking of getting an HDTV to go with my new XBox 360, but can I get some opinions on this one... or some opinions on going with something refurbished rather than new. This TV sells for:

$604 NEW at Walmart
$699 NEW at Target
$750 NEW at Circuit City

but...

$388 SHIPPED as a refurb from the Phillips Online Outlet store!

http://tinyurl.com/av3mc

#2 BigBob  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 3, 2006 - 11:41 am

If it says "Philips" on the label, I run. And, refurbished too ? Two strikes !

#3 maddjax2  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 3, 2006 - 12:34 pm

I've had good luck with Philips products, and also refurbished. I like refurbished stuff, believe or not, because it's usually been looked over a lot closer than "new" stuff. JMO, YMMV.

#4 daz  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 3, 2006 - 3:16 pm

I've never had problems with phillips products. Just read the fine print on the return policy and get some kind of warranty, even if it's only a 2 week warranty. Leave it on for a couple days straight, if it makes it you should have no problems.

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Posted Jan 3, 2006 - 3:46 pm

Keep in mind, that unit doesn't have a built in tuner! Many of the stations transmit HDTV signals FREE over the airwaves and it produces great pictures. I wouldn't want to be tied down to having to use it with a cable hookup.

#6 EliteABombAZ  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 3, 2006 - 4:54 pm

I cannot live without cable... so I don't need a tuner.

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Posted Jan 4, 2006 - 7:59 am

Since the late 90s I have had almost nothing but phillips products in my house (the exception being a dvd/vcr combo). My current tv is a 27 inch phillips that I bought in '97. It has survived 6 moves and a small tumble down the stairs and works just like the day I bought it.




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