Re: thinking abouting buying a used HDTV...
No way would I buy electronics off Craiglist. At least check out EBay and look for Platinum or Titanium sellers that are often brick and mortar shops that are resellings refurbs or last years model. Often, you will get a manufacturers warranty and at least a limited time warranty from the dealer if the tv is DOA. On Craiglist, you would be lucky to even test the tv out. Don't do it. If you want a new set, check out Amazon.com or the like. Often, you can get an LCD or DLP on the cheap. It is amazing that sets that would have been worldclass just a year or so ago are now going for a little over a thousand bucks. Good luck.