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RPTV life span?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by -=Sniper=-, Oct 26, 2003.

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    hi, just yesterday I bought this RPTV Samsung SP42W4HPX, I am suppose to get it delivered on thrsday, but should I cancel the order? whats the life span like? its the only thing I forgot to ask!!!! how many hours? the picture on it looked great quality though! just wana know if I should cancel and go for a 32 or 36 tv?

    thanks guys, sorry if its in the wrong forum! :)
     
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    How long is a piece of string?

    In this case, the expected lifespan of a CRT RPTV (which is what this is) is - based on ageing of the tubes whilst in use, rather than any general build quality or other reliability issues:

    - probably a little longer than a plasma - yet to be proven
    - certainly much less than an LCD
    - probably a little less than a direct view CRT

    You will age the set more quickly if you

    - have the contrast and brightness set higher than it needs to be (which is usually the case with factory defaults)
    - spend prolonged periods with bright static images on the screen (such as you might get with on screen logos if you are forever watching the same channel, or with games)

    With normal, sensible use, it should last you until you get bored with it and want to upgrade.
     
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    thanks for the reply! ok I know I will need to turn the contract and brightness down. Spend prelonged periods? how long is that? 1 hour? 2 hours? I will be watching Sky most of the time and most of them have logos, what should I do to reduce the risk of burnin?
     
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    oh and you have to take into consideration of how long the avg family views it! I think its like 10 to 15 hrs a day!!!!! thats a quite a bit.
     
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    Prolonged periods isn't continuous use. It's accumulated hours on one channel. What I mean is, that if you only EVER watch (say) $ky 1 - all the time - then that part of the screen where the logo is will eventually show signs of ageing faster then the rest. It is bright static images that do the damage.

    Prolong its life by keeping the brightness/contrast down as far as you can, and by watching various channels rather than just one.
     
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    so it should last for quite a time then? above 2/3/4 years?

    If I change my mind what tv would you say is the best for around 1100?

    thanks again!
     

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