Smaller/Cheaper Plasma's on the way

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  1. Dorian

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    Just read in this month's PCW that LG are planning to release a 36" plasma screen this year for £3000 !

    Since 36" CRT's can cost £2-2.5K this has to be great news (unless you just bought one :( )...

    Domino

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  2. General Skanky

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    If there is one thing never mentioned about plasma, which I hate is their 'short' life span of the display.
    I'm ready to be corrected, but from what I learnt, no more than 3-4 years is to be expected, on average with average usage as you would a TV!

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    Is the "short life" Well documented or just a rumour?

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    Hum seem to remember also reading V.short life span according to a retailer which further suggests is so. Still 'spose could stretch it to 5-6yr if you get a 5 year warranty!!?? That's one thing I'll def get if/when I get a recordable dvd considering cdr/w poss crunch life spans!
     
  5. General Skanky

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    The 5 year warranty is going to cost something like £500+ to cover that, if you can get one.
    I won't buy plasma (even if I could afford it) simply cos the display life span is so limited!
     
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    I wonder if John Lewis do 'em, free 5yr warranty solved!!!?? Hum seriously though also bit like a sports car with v. high elec drain. Reallly all waiting for big affordable LCD/TFT's to swoon at!? :p
     
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    That would be nice. :)
    Put me down for one. :)
     
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    John Lewis do sell them, with 5 year guarantee, although I believe they may stop offering the 5 year guarantee on all tv's.
     
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    Aparantley you can get the plasmas re gased but its very very expensive. Dont buy cheap plasmas there crap save your money a little longer and buy a high end modle (Sony, Nec, Pioneer)
     

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