Friend wants to sell me his used CRT-Rear Projection Television.
Not in the market for one, but it would be really nice.
Its a Samsung HCM 5525W. I have researched the hell out of it and it appears it might be worth it.
Cons: Old CRT technology, used, perhaps too expensive for such a television
Pros: It's 55" of pure pleasure, very good condition, has remainder of warrant (purchased from Best Buy and will expire 10/16/2006), we believe I can also purchase additional time on warranty, has all recent inputs in back except HDMI (my understanding is that this connection consolidates wires, not really better connection), and is HDTV ready (our cable company provides proper box/tuner)
He bought it new for over $2,000, and wants to sell it for $900. His $300 extended warranty still includes one more 'tune-up' which was done each year. We can have the tune-up done when it is moved to my house. Oh, and free delivery, as he is the only one with a truck between the two of us.
There are obviously a lot of factors, but wanted to get some opinions on this.
Screen Size 55 inch
Aspect Ratio 16:9 • 4:3 Enhanced
Remote Control Universal
Comb Filter Digital 3-Line
Velocity Scan Modulation With VSM
Adjustable Color Temp. With Adjustable Color Temperature
Audio Type Stereo
MTS Stereo SAP / MTS Stereo
Picture in Picture With PIP
Energy Star Compliant Energy Star Compliant
Headphone Jack Without Headphone Jack
Width 51.75 in.
Depth 27.94 in.
Height 56.5 in.
Weight 264.75 lb.
Overall Warranty 1 Year
Cabinet Color Gray
Product ID 20260944
Would love all opinions, even if the post just says yes or no.