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Old 04-19-2006, 03:43 PM   #41
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Circuit Citys warranties on the plasmas run in 3 and 5 year increments... i believe you got the 3 year........

We cover anything that happens to the Tv other than physical damage and acts of god, burn in is considered physical damage BUT i have seen people b!tch a lot and get the Tv replaced.. as far as replacement goes, we really dont like servicing plasmas, most the time when something goes wrong with one we will offer replace it with the same model or a comparable model or let you upgrade... if a button breaks, ya we're going to fix it, but if your tv has plasma lines running across it youll be getting a new tv.. its all in home as well, and the tech will most likely be able to tell you on the spot if its worth fixing.. Id say keep the warranty, ive seen to many customers have problems with their plasmas then get mad at us a year down the road because the only thing we will do is send it to the MANUF.

We do cover all types of powersurges
I bought the Panny 50PX50U with the 5 year warranty. I think I paid around $499. I felt it was a sound investment as I was shelling out approximately $3800 after taxes for the TV. It's in-home fix or replace.
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:00 AM   #42
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I just picked up a new 42" Hitachi plaz and I also got the 2yr extended warranty from Circuit City ($460). This is my first plasma and Im just not sure that its worth the money for the warranty. If they came out to professionally calibrate it I could understand, but they dont do that. What do you guys think? Thanks for the help.
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$460 is way too much IMHO. For a few hundred + an electrician you can get in wall Panamax surge protection (which last a lot longer than 2 years.) If you TV died in 2 or 3 years, plasmas will be half the price and better than they are now anyway. In addition, CC has had financial issues for a few years now also. CC warranties are the best values are the most expensive items in each class. For example if you paid $2000 for the Hit 42" the warrantee is $460, but if you paid $8000 for an XBR 70" the warranty may be the same or $600ish. Many times the warranty is the same price for the cheapest item and the most expensive item in the same class. Like $59 for 5 years on $200 reciever or a $2000 reciever. No brainer there.
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Ps - Plasma burn in is not a problem for the average person using common sense.
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Believe it or not, before I spent nearly $4000 on a TV I did the REAL research. Every source I could find.

So you are saying that Consumer Reports, one of the most trusted sources of acurate unbiased consumer information, is not a reliable source? Were you also the second gunman on the grassy knoll?

Don't be ridiculous.
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Consumer reports is based completely on opinions from people who test toasters, tires, and showerheads. Rarely are the models even current. CR said the Sony 770HF VCR was the best VCR and the next year rated it the worst. Sony threaten legal action because CR would not exchange what Sony claimed to be a defective VCR. I own a HT company and I would not read CR if they paid me to. JMHO.
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Price is not a factor in their ratings. If something performs especially well for the price they highlight it as a "best buy" but that doesn't change its overall ranking.

The Panasonic is at the top of their ratings because its HD performance is very good but its standard-def performance is superior (relative to other plasmas). Since 90% of TV programming is still standard def that's a pretty important factor - hate to say it but standard def on the Pioneer (and almost every other plasma) is shitty (and shamefull considering the price). The Panasonic is at least watchable.

Consumer plasmas from LG, Hitachi, Fujitsu look like ass. Sorry, they do. In November 2005 I looked at every 50" plasma on the market that cost less than $6500. Back and forth and back and forth until I thought I was going insane.
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You are out of your mind if you think the Fujitsu plasmas look like ass. I am a Fujitsu dealer and there is nothing on the market that comes close for flat out performance. If you are looking at plasmas in a store to compare pictures, you are wasting more time than reading consumer reports. Did it ever occur to you that store displays are tweaked to sell the items the store wants to sell? Come on man, use your head before slamming a brand you know nothing about.
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PS - Panasonic makes a great plamsa for the money. I sold one to my dad and I have one in my bedroom. Fujitsu is an M5 vs Panasonic being a 530i.
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