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Plasma screen life

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by justin_tyme, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. justin_tyme

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    I was just wondering, what is the average life of a plasma screen?

    I have stumbled upon an Alis panel in a shop today and a sticker on it claimed a 60,000 hours running time. I know that Alis technology increases the screen life, can anyone quote a figure for other screens?

    I have just bought a 435 and I like to keep my contrast and brightness settings pretty high (40 and 10-13 respectively) and I was just wondering how many hours I can expect from it (although I only use it for DVDs so the screen will hardly be on every day).

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    Panasonic also claim 60,000 hours - not sure about the Pioneers.
     
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    Quoted figures are one thing. My PWD7 has been running perfectly for 7 months. oops, I've done it now :eek:

    Who's had their plasma for the longest?
     
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    I think there are people on here running 3 series Panasonics which are a good few years old now.

    John
     
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    we have a pw4 in our pub and its gone through many sporting events, still performing perfectly!
     
  6. Stephen Wilde

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    2 displays 3 years and 2.5 years (not continuous though)
     
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    The 60,000hrs will also just be to half the light output of when new rather than a figure when it'll stop working.....

    Basically if you use it properly it'll last longer than you want to keep it. Unless some other part fails of course.

    Gordon
     
  8. justin_tyme

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    Thanks Gordon, what exactly do you mean with 'use it properly'?
     
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    The search feature works really well
     
  10. chris

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    Is this how long the screens lasted, before they gave out.....???
    Or just how long before you changed....???
    Because i have been thinking about this very question.
    My TV is on for an average of 12hrs a day ( CRT RP )......so based on the 60.000 hrs of a plasma......one should last me around 13yrs.
    Is this right.....seems a bit long to me....
    I'm trying to decide wheather to change from my 51" CRT RP to a 42" plasma, just to get a bit more shelf space, but i dont want something that is going to turn up with dead pixels and then only last 2-3 years.


    Sorry to jump on your thread.
     
  11. Stephen Wilde

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    Both displays are still in regular daily use. One has gone to my daughter's flat and was unaffected by transport and handling. The other serves as the family TV.
     
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    Don't get hooked up on screen life - there are far more important things to worry about in life!!!
     

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