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Plasma Lifespan??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by JimmyJam, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. JimmyJam

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    I have purchased my Pioneer PDP 435 FDE today, and I am now hearin horror stories of how Plasma screen are basically knackered after 5 years. Some say they can be recharged, but others say they just degreade. Is there any truth in this?????
     
  2. cliveuk

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    as far as im aware they cannot be recharged... if you run them at sensible levels of contrast and brightness etc with average viewing hrs per day say 5-8 hrs then i beleave they will last around 10 years.
    im sure someone who knows exactly will answer but you will probably be thinking about getting a new tv anyway before your plasma dies :)
     
  3. Joe Fernand

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    Your screen has Phosphorus that will eventual decay to the point where they don't give off enough light to make them a viable Video Screen.

    Used as a regular TV Pioneer estimate that the Phosphors will have decayed by 50% of Peak Brightness (when new) after 60,000 hours - that's 7,500 x 8 hour days or just over 20 years to half peak output and your very unlikely to want to run your TV at Peak Output as it will look way too bright.

    Best regards

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    PS There are NO re-charging or re-gassing processes involved with Plasma TV or Display technology!
     
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    Yep, got to back up Joe there. There is a lot of B.S spoken about Plasmas and life spans ect. Most of it is rubbish. Your plasma, providing it has no faults, should last you longer than you actually want it for. Sit back, relax and dont worry :)

    Regassing and recharging of plasmas is just one of those urban myths put about by people that are jellous of your new piece of kit :D
     
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    The average length of TV ownership is 7 years, so to have a half life of 20 years on a TV would suggest that the have been over engineered!!
     
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    Is anyone ever happy :)

    Keep in mind these units also double up as Public Displays - running 24/7/365.

    Best regards

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    Give me something over-engineered than under-engineered anyday!!
     
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    The commercial screens is running, as Joe says, 24/7, so don't think it's overengineered :D
     

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