Plasma being discontinued

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  1. DJ2liveUK

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    My friend has recently said that because of the environmental issues with Plasma screens that they are shortly to be discontinued.

    Is there any truth in this matter?
     
  2. athina

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    No !
     
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    Does your friend work for currys ? :rotfl:
     
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    Maybe Mods want to consider a sticky for a thread of this type. This is now the nth time someone has posted asking this.
     
  5. teenwolf69

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    no no and again no :thumbsup:

    never listen to rumous:nono:

    plasma's are great.
     
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    so it's not true then? :rotfl:
     
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    Remember the scene in A Fish Called Wanda where Michael Palin kills the old lady's dog by dropping a piano (???) from a few stories high?
    Now replace the piano with a plasma screen and put yourself in the place of the dog.

    :devil:
     
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    lol, bit of monday morning banter :D
     
  9. DJ2liveUK

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    phew, thought this must be a wind-up.
     
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    Mods may want to consider using the information published in January on the Pioneer UK site as a sticky


    http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/content/press/news/plasma_energy_efficiency.html
     
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    A Friend of a friend who know's a bloke down the road who's mums fish is really good on things like this confirms that plasmas are a dying technology and we'll all soon be watchin LCD's.........

    Whatever!!!!!
     
  12. funkyspider

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    Like a sticky would make a difference to the question threads being started.

    Could have a screen burn sticky too eh....


    I do think that TV's should be energy rated like all other major household appliances though, it's then up to the purchaser to make a decision.
     
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    oh that and viewing distances
     
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    I was once on a training day at sony, he told me plasma was a dead tech and full of issues.

    My replie was have you told panasonic and pioneer that and as for issues lets talk sony:rotfl:
     
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    They've got to cut their energy usage - ozone layer or something.

    If that's the case then they've still building the 3rd runway. a Jumbo jet taking off would be equal to 1000,0000s of plasma tvs left on all day especially the new Airbus A380.

    Money comes first.

    How do you cure aids - an injection --- cash injection. (South Park)
     
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    Well, the A380 is lower CO2 per passenger kilometre than any other big jet.

    Anyway - it's all very well to sneer at this suggestion but it's been widely reported that plasmas are in the firing line, so you can't blame someone for repeating it.
     
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    I often wonder where these re-gassing, banning and power guzzler stories come from, despite being repeatedly disproved by knowlegeable people.

    I do know this.

    If you were hypothetically in a warehouse and dropped both a Plasma and an LCD panel, lets say 3 feet onto the floor, the plasma will be unsaleable but the LCD will probably be OK :)
     
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    I think you're confusing yourself there with complete fiction and possible truth.

    Re-gassing - we all know is complete arse biscuits.

    Banning plasmas - well the story was reported by one of the more reputable papers and without definate proof to the contrary we have to believe that there is some thruth around it. It never said all plasmas would be banned, just that models which fall outside the guidelines would be phased out by the manufacturers and the remaining models would have to be energy rated - which I think is a good idea. Maybe by energy rating them their customer base will diminish until the cost of running a large manufacturing plant becomes uneconomical for the volume of sales, who knows. You don't see many high energy rated fridges, washing machines for sale etc any more.

    My 42PZ70 consumes (ish) 140watts for a complete black screen to 400+watts watching a snowy scene (pushing up around the high 400's for a completely white screen). So take a reasonable average and we're seeing say 280w.


    "Now European governments are finalising a mandatory EU regulation to set minimum standards for televisions. The worst performers will be phased out, and the rest will have to be labelled with energy ratings"

    Power hungry plasma screen televisions to be banned under new EU legislation - Telegraph
     
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    the claims that plasmas should be banned is just nonsense.
    the e.u. have clarifyed it after the first reports, and said there will be harder demands on lower powerconsumption, but that is for all tvs.
    there are also a statement from pioneer that shows that they are within regulations that exist, and those regulations the E.U. has to follow to.
    so this is just journalists gone mad, and telling half a truth.
    found a link: http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/press/news/plasma_energy_efficiency.html
    and one more: http://www.pioneer.eu/files/eur/EICTA_PowerConsumptionClarification.pdf
     
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    I now realize that my recent purchase of an energy guzzling 42" plasma TV was a most eco-unfriendly act !
    All the extra electrical energy it is using (compared to my old 14") is greatly increasing my carbon footprint and adding hugely to global warming -

    I must go now, I have a foot of "global warming" to shovel off my drive to get the car out !
     
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    Neither of those links show a statement that the current sets are within the power use guidelines. Or have I read it too quick and missed it.
     
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    You will realise it even more when the electricity bill arrives :D
     
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