After a good amount of research, I think I've decided to get the Sharp Aquos LC32D40U 32inch HDTV
. It seems to have generally favorable
reviews on many sites, praising its black levels as well as its value.
Assuming I get this model, there are a few buying options that I'd like your opinions on.
First, there is an open box deal
at Newegg. Being open box, it says that it doesn't come with anything but the TV and may have scratches and dings on it. I normally like to buy products new, but this is a good deal. Anyone have any experience with Newegg open box products?
Then there is this deal
over at Second Act. It's almost $100 less than Newegg, but is "refurbished" instead of open box. Would refurbished be a higher level of quality than open box? I figured that they do some work on refurbished products but leave open box ones alone, but it's less money than the Newegg open box so I'm not sure what to think. Regardless, the site has gotten very positive reviews and people seem to be happy with their level of quality.
And finally, we have this deal
at BuyDig. Again, the site gets good reviews. Nearly $50 more than the Newegg model, but completely new.
Amazon has it as well
, but it doesn't seem to compete with any of the other prices.
So there we have it. The TV seems nice, but if anyone has used it or heard anything about it, advice is welcome. Also, any experiences buying open box or refurbished TVs, as well as stories from using any of these sites would be nice to hear.