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We are considering buying this TV from a neighbor for 300.00 but have been told the TV is about 5 years old. Is that when this model came out? What problems do you think we might anticipate with a TV at this age? The bulb going out or the maybe the tuner? Wonder how much these bulbs cost too or even how long they last? They have not have any repairs or problems with the TV at any time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

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This was a good set for it's time. It does have the possibility for the Convergence Circuit to fail, a CRT to fail, and or other Video or Deflection Circuits to fail not because of the quality of the set but because of the age of the set. It is a HD Ready set so you can receive HD via a Cable Box or Satellite Receiver.
The real thing you have to ask yourself is, do you feel lucky spending 300.00 on a older set
that anything could go wrong with it at any time.
Hope this helps,
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