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Plasma Screen life..

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by KEETY, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. KEETY

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    Hello, Bit of a newbie question i'm afraid..

    I'm looking into buying a nice big plasma tv, but I seem to remember reading somewhere, that PLasma screens have a limited lifespan with the screens..

    I would be using the screen as my main tv, replacing my sony widescreen tv.. so, is this true about lifespans on plasmas, and if so, what sort of timescales are involved..
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    Also, Is using a Plasma for your main tv viewing advisable??

    Thanks for your time...
     
  2. Dutch

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    Hi,

    I believe that on the current generation of plasmas you can expect them to lose 50% brightness after 25-30000 hours use. That's over 11 years at 6 hours per day. In other words, nothing to worry about. Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
  3. KEETY

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    Nice one thanks!

    Last time I looked into a plasma, the figure was around 10k hours I think!

    Cheers for the help!
     
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    BUT:

    If you spend prolonged periods watching the same channel with a bright static logo and/or playing games with a large amount of static content, you could easily begin to see an after-image (screen burn) where the bright areas were, much sooner than the normal life (which assumes that the screen is 'randomly' illuminated).
     

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