Should I buy Mits 73903 for $2K?

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  1. Noah Katz

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    1999 open-box model at Anderson's. I'd check for burn-in and get the extended warranty.

    I seem to remember one of the early 73" models being troublesome.

    Does it calibrate well and hold the settings for a reasonable amount of time.

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  2. Jim FC

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    This is a TV that went for $10Gs when new. Manufacturer's cost is probably in the neighborhood of $5500, meaning that if it's marked down to $2000 the store is willing to eat $3500 just to get rid of it. That's a bad sign. Another bad sign is that it's three years old and the store still has it... it's either been on display (10-12 hrs a day) for three years now, or it's been through their service dept a few times. The latter is more likely, especially in light of the fact they're willing to take it in the butt to the tune of $3500 just to be rid of it. I'd steer clear unless it's in near-perfect shapre (unlikely for one this old).

    As I recall the 903 line doesn't have high-speed (HD) component inputs... you need to buy an adapter to get it to do progressive DVD or HDTV. If that's the case, as I recall that adapter is available through Mitsubishi, but at $400ish. On the plus side, the 73" Mitsus are one of the few TVs to use 9" projector guns, making a very brght and detailed picture. Mitsus also, in general, calibrate very well and last a good long time. Good luck!
     
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    Not sure about the home audio/video industry, but in car audio a dealer got well below dealer cost to purchase demo amps, speakers, cd players, etc. It is possible the store is losing no money at all. When i used to work in the car side, demo amps and such were anywhere from 35-50% dealer cost.

    Something to consider, not sure if this is the case or not.
     
  4. Noah Katz

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    Thanks for your help, I'm going to look at it later today.
     

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