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Plasma Screens

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by kezza, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. kezza

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    Do the new plasma screens have a limited lifetime or could I reasonably expect one to last forever?

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    Hello there

    The Panasonic 42 inch plasmas have a quoted life of 30000 hours before contrast and brightness will be reduced.

    ie 1250 days or 3.5 years left on continuously.

    If you are more sensible and watch it for 4 hours a day, you can expect it to last 7500 days (20 years) before a loss of brightness occurs. By then, we will all be watching hologram TV or something anyway, so I wouldn't worry!

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    Thats a relief. Someone quoted me 3000 hours which got me a bit concerned but if it lasts 20 years I will be more than happy.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Fujitsu quote a similar figure of 30,000 hours to half brightness officially but unofficially they will tell you that their own tests show that you only get a 20% reduction at 30,000 hours. Either way it will long outlast (given average viewing time per day) the technology.
     

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