When you're shopping around for a new TV for your home theater, don't be afraid of a factory refurbished unit. What does factory reconditioned mean? It means that someone either returned the unit because they changed their mind, or because there was a defect in the original build of the unit. All of these issues are addressed when an item is reconditioned and the TV is returned to "as new" condition. In most cases, these units even retain their warranty. If you do buy a factory reconditioned discount LCD TV, make sure the dealer has a solid return policy and a good reputation. You should never have to suffer for a bargain!