20% off Display TVs at Argos (INSTORE ONLY)
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20% off Display TVs at Argos (INSTORE ONLY)

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Found 5th Jan 2009
Went into argos in lincoln (Note: this is an argos extra store) and i noticed that they were selling off most of there display TVs. They were being sold at there current sale price with 20% off. They all came with a years manufactures warrenty and with all the bits and pieces with them. They are being sold as sold as seen but were all in brilliant condition. I got the Toshiba 32AV504 32in HD Ready Digital LCD TV for £297.50. They still had quite a few different tvs in a range of sizes left in the lincoln store.

Just thought i would post incase any of you find this useful. I had a quick search and couldnt find it already posted anywere, so sorry if it has been.

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Personally I would prefer to pay full price and have a brand new TV which has never been turned on. Do you really want to buy a tv which has been abused by customers.

I'm intrigued now! How do you abuse a TV?

rose_cat_jr;3956523

I'm intrigued now! How do you abuse a TV?



Leaving a Plasma on Dynamic settings with static logo's displayed from store opening to closing day in day out.

I'd never buy an ex demo plasma.

Uridium;3956541

Leaving a Plasma on Dynamic settings with static logo's displayed from … Leaving a Plasma on Dynamic settings with static logo's displayed from store opening to closing day in day out.I'd never buy an ex demo plasma.


Ah, I see what you mean, thank you.

Original Poster

They were mostly LCD tvs on display.. and they do not have a static logo displayed on them all day. Its always a moving picture which is constantly changing.

ki55me89;3956613

They were mostly LCD tvs on display.. and they do not have a static logo … They were mostly LCD tvs on display.. and they do not have a static logo displayed on them all day. Its always a moving picture which is constantly changing.




Do pixels have a limited life though:?

louie-blue;3956733

Do pixels have a limited life though:?



The backlight used in an LCD does have a limited lifespan though. Usually 60,000 to 100,000 dependant on brand.

Shop CRT display i didnt have a problem with. LCDs backlight can be a concern and plasma screen burn.

Uridium;3957301

The backlight used in an LCD does have a limited lifespan though. Usually … The backlight used in an LCD does have a limited lifespan though. Usually 60,000 to 100,000 dependant on brand.



Giving a minimum of 6-7 years worth of constant 24-hours daily usage.. nowadays, a large amount of people change TV's as frequent or more frequent then that (admittedly, some don't, but I did say large amount, not all), and so it wouldn't be too much of a problem with the ex-display LCD TV's, in lieu of any possible heavy cosmetic damage, anyway :thumbsup:

Plasma's I wouldn't be as sure about, personally. minds.

Do not buy an exdemo PLASMA ever. unless its like 50-60% below retail.

In terms of LCD, should be ok. An easy thing to do (well - at least on name brands like panasonic) is to look thru the menu for the stats option - typically you can see how many hours the tv has been turned on in the service menu, and othering interests self diagnostics.

In terms of usages - panasonic state a 11 -> 30 year lifetime on their plasma panels. I suspect any name brand will offer good lifetime beyond the few months they may have been on the store/shelf on display.

Just buy one, its pointless mentioning screenburn, how many hours its been on for etc, tv's these days both plasma and lcd will last for at least 5 years if switched on for 24/365, if you consider that the OP paid £297.50 for a 32" Toshiba lcd tv which has a years warranty, thats £24.79 a month, £5.72 a week, even if it breaks at the end of the years warranty which I seriously doubt its cost you next to nothing just bin it and buy a new one which in a years time will probably only cost you tupence! :whistling:
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