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Plasma regassing

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Pauldepmanager, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Pauldepmanager

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    I have this mate who adement that plasmas need regassing every five years.

    I know they don't but he is doing my head in (he reckons he knows what he is talking about :suicide: )

    Does anyone know where I can get some written prove that they don't so I can shove it in his face and make him eat his own words. :devil:
     
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    Just tell your 'mate' to post on these forums, or how about this thread even ;) he'll soon know the truth. :devil:

    S.
     
  4. Pauldepmanager

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    Thanks Nick.

    Was searching on yahoo but didn't come up with anything good should of used google.
     
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    We all had a great laugh last time this subject came up, lets see if we can get any new jokes.
     
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    Don't you need to replace the liquid in LCD's every five years?

    Only kidding!
     
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    Paul, sorry to disappoint but mine's been regassed twice now. The first time one of the pixels fell out and as fast as the gas went in it oozed out again.




    Nah, I'm only kidding too! :devil:
     
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    I would have thought that "gas" is always better out than in anyway :devil:
     
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    Was it a red, blue or green pixel. Surely it was only 1 colour of gas that was leaking, so not too bad. Maybe we should offer a prize for the most 'brown gas' developed by this subject, ie farmyard odour?
     
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    Hi MAW,

    Does the following website win the prize? :confused:

    http://www.lifesizetv.com/?hop=product1

    I think they may put you out of business if you're not careful :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    I'm about to trade in my trusty plasma for a 14" portable to enjoy 100" crystal clear TV on my living room wall. :rolleyes: :suicide: :laugh:

    Enjoy!! :D

    S.
     
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    I've seen something a bit less amateur but on similar lines, about building an LCD projector out of some old washing up liquid bottles, sticky back plastic and an LCD monitor. Oh, and about 3/4 of a PC. This was all supposed to cost about £300.
     
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    B.O.C have a great deal on gas at the moment !! better get in there quick there is a huge demand.
     
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    I tend to stick with good old natural gas, adds that special atmosphere :smashin:

    Although I did try the swamp variety once, but it was a little too 'rare' :eek:
     
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    Brillant :thumbsup:
    Contains all the classics

    * Be the envy of your friends!
    * Get one up on your neighbours
    * Learn what 'THE MAN' doesn't want you to know
    * Use of CAPITAL LETTERS! to show how they really mean it :D
     
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    I am dissapointed in you MAW, Blue Peter is a serious childrens program aimed at turning out the very finest screens designed by the very finest 8 year olds.

    Shame. :D
     
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    it seems like a good idea, i might sell the xde and buy one, but the images are back to front, like on police cars and ambulances real shame :)
     
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    I'll happily sell your mate the gas needed to recharge a plasma. I charge 25 quid per standard window cleaner size bucket but I'll also fill a Pot Noodle container for 2 quid.
     
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    Yes, but will you supply the latest type of gas ? The new plasmas use a helium mixture which makes the screens easier to lift ;)
     
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    Nick your right about the helium.

    I mentioned to the salesman that I would have to unpack and lift my new plasma onto its stand, on my own.

    He did say self lifting was not recommended, but out of concern, offered me the Helium filled 'Plasma Lite' option for £50.

    Cracking option, works a treat.

    Only downside is I now have to balance the centre speaker on top of the plasma to stop it floating off around the living room!! :smashin:
     
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    Yeah, I think they are still getting the helium mixture right. In the meantime, manufacturers will be supplying lead weights to fit to the screens after installation :D
     
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    I've heard that you can save bundles by importing the helium from Germany. Anyone know anything about this?

    Rip off Britain once again!
     
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    I know this correspondance has taken a jocular turn, but this is a serious question. What is the cause of a sort of smeared paint effect on part of the picture. I have seen this on 42" plasmas operating continuously in a public, rather than domestic, setting. The predominant colour of this effect was red and was quite clearly visible against darker backgrounds. It only effected part of the screen, roughly an area 6 x 4". Otherwise the picture is perfectly ok. I noted this on two sets which appear to have been repaired/replaced. If you must know they were Pioneers. I can only say these sets were operating at maximum brightness for several hours at a stretch.
     
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    At a guess I would say screen burn or image retention. But it could also be that damge has accoured to the screen at some point.But With out seeing it, I am only guessing.
     
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    Mike, sounds like some form of being knackered, panel driver circuit? Dave, as you have a panasonic you are unlikely to have seen screen burn, it's not coloured. just grey shadows.

    On the subject of German gas, you should always be wary of grey imports, this gas will not be covered by Panasonic UK warranty.
     
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    Don't even think about filling with gas from Germany. Remember what happened to the zeppelins!
     
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    Gentlemen, you do realise that we're starting the next "urban myth", don't you ? :rotfl:
     
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    Ask him if he can recommend a good "re-gasser".:D
     
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    Tell him to be careful. Different makes use a different mix of gasses. Of course for most plasmas that have been regassed, the use the generic nitrous oxide. This is also known as....
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    laughing gas :rotfl:
     
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    It amases me how many dealers are still telling people that Plasma need gasing after 4yrs there abouts. I had a conversation with a good lady friend and she wouldn't have it as this came from a Panasonic salesman who was a friend of hers, he even told her how much it would cost :(
    Anyway she's not talking to me now!

    Rob
     
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    That's because it's easy to sell extended warranties and service deals if the customer believes the re-gassing myth. That's how it started.
     

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