Answered What’s the longest you have owned a TV for?

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  1. Flecky81

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    Mine is my LG 65e6v which was 3 years and then it got screen burn. I can’t believe that stat though only 3 years! How about you? My home cinema is completely different though 11 years and counting.
     
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    Can’t believe you asking this question...
    15 years probably for me :-( but will try to make up for it in the next decade...
    4 TVs at least :)
     
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    Swapped yearly since 2011 when I got a Vt30,then from 2014 it was a yearly oled upgrade with a few swaps including a Zd9.

    Wont be upgrading this year from my af9 as dont think there's much of an improvement in what I have. So maybe 2020/2021 I will upgrade once more.
     
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    Well talking about TV's I've payed for....roughly it's a 2-3 year year cycle.....we had a 32" samsung HD ready TV which I replaced with a decent 42" Panasonic which was perfectly fine but then the 4k/HDR bug kicked in and about 3 years back I got 55" Samsung KS8000 and it's been ace ever since although I am looking to get the 65" LG C9 Oled this year and if I do I'll keep it (hopefully) for the long run.
     
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    Had the GT50 plasma in the kitchen for the last 7 years (no plans to replace it)

    Replaced the lounge tv (PZ70 plasma) in 2016 after 9 years (it’s now residing at a friends house and going strong) and will keep the current TV (65DX902) for at least the next few years barring failure, as we mainly use the projector in the lounge.

    In all likelyhood, I’ll go projector only with a fixed screen in the lounge when 4K projectors hit my price range, and move the DX902 down to the kitchen at that point
     
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    In the last 7 years or so
    Pioneer kuro lx5080
    Pioneer kuro lx5090
    Pioneer kuro krp500
    Panasonic pf10
    Panasonic vt30
    Panasonic gt50
    Panasonic st60
    Panasonic vt65
    Panasonic zt65
    LG 930 oled
    Samsung ks8000
    LG 950 oled
    LG e6 oled
    Panasonic dx902 X 2
    Still have both the dx902's and have no desire to upgrade any time soon, I have 2 young boys which take up most of my time so lucky if I get to watch anything, I'm sure that will change as they get older and I get more use of the tv again.
     
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    Had my last Crt, a toshiba 36” for ten years.
    Just changed a 46” Samsung at 5 years old for a Sony 55” AG8. Old tv will be used by my son in his new house as still perfect condition
     
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    4 in the last 30 years. (If you take time before purchasing equipment it will last you for years (As well as saving you a boatload of cash)

    Bill
     
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    Bought a 50” Sony RPTV in 2007. In 2012, 4 years and 10 months into the 5 year warranty, the screen went and I got a Samsung PS51550 as a replacement (cost me £50 extra). I’ve just ordered an LG 65C8 OLED after lots and lots of procrastination about what to buy!
     
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    My main TV, a Panasonic GT50 plasma is now 7 years old and have no plans to replace as it's still a wonderful picture.
    In another room my Pioneer PDP-436RXE is still going strong at 13 years old.
    Neither TVs have suffered screen burn and still have great uniformity.
    I do look forward to owning an OLED in the future or maybe micro LED by the time I need to buy a new TV.
     
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    This was quite interesting to go back and see what I've been buying. At one point it felt like a I was swapping my TV every year, although it appears to be a bit longer than that
    • Panasonic 32LXD70 - 1.25 years
    • Panasonic 37LZD85 - 1 month - very unhappy with this TV, worse than the LXD70 - fortunately the shop allowed me to exchange it for 42PZ85 (I still buy my TVs from them)
    • Panasonic 42PZ85 - 4.6 years - fine TV, just wanted something larger
    • Panasonic 50GT50 - 1.6 years - Destiny HUD burnt into this screen :-(
    • Panasonic 55CX680 - 1.6 years - wanted to go to 4K and LCD to avoid screen burn, but had quite a lot of DSE and wasn't HDR
    • Panasonic 58DX902 - 2.2 years so far - best TV I've owned. Will only replace if it breaks or when MicroLED TVs are out
     
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    Not the biggest list but

    Samsung LE32R87BD - bought 24/10/2007 and still going strong in the dining room - not used a whole lot to be honest.

    Panasonic DX902 - coming up on 2 years. Similar to Eddy above, will only be replaced when it dies. There's still not much out there substantially better and as much as I want to try OLED, I couldn't trust the family with it.
     
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    Here’s my list:

    Philips 32pfd9731d LCD
    Philips 40pfl can’t remember the rest
    Panasonic 42v30
    Samsung 46d8000 I think
    Panasonic 50V20
    Sony 46hx803
    Panasonic 50VT30
    Pioneer 5090 TV
    Panasonic 50GT50
    Panasonic 50vt65
    LG 55ea980w Oled
    Panasonic 65ez950 Oled
    LG 65e6v Oled
    LG 65e7v Oled
    Sony 65A1 Oled
    LG 65e9v Oled coming tomorrow.
    I don’t think that 3 years is right it was actually 1 and a half years, something can’t be right here you can’t go through that many TVs surely? I am like buying the best TVs available, I now buy from John Lewis and get a 5 year warranty. I think I will continue to buy what I consider the best but try and keep to the warranty.

    Out of all those TVs my mum and dad still have the Sony 46hx803 TV and it’s still going great. I have been using it while I haven’t had a TV.
     
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    42" Panasonic plasma I can't remember (maybe pz70?) - 3 years and wanted a better TV.
    46" Panasonic ST30 - 2 years and saw a mispriced VT50.
    50" Panasonic VT50 - 2 years and wanted something bigger and to try OLED.
    55" LG OLED 930V - 2 years and switched everything to 4K.
    58" Panasonic DX902 - almost 2 years and no plans to trade it in.

    My sister still has the ST30, my in laws still have the VT50 and a friend still has the OLED, all still going great for them.
     
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    Hi there, my son still has the st30 it's still going strong and no image retention even after years of him gaming for hours on end its built like a battle ship.
     
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    I've had a couple of Panasonic plasmas also Samsung plasma that got pixel stuck white after 16 mth.
    But I've had Sony kd55w905 for last 5 years and it's still going and I also still enjoy the 3d.
     
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    I'm out of the new TV treadmill at moment I'm waiting to see what happens with Samsung new tech that's in the pipeline you can payout loads of money with keeping up for not much improvement in my opinion.
     
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    The biggest improvement I've seen in my TV history was going to the DX902 with HDR. So much more pop and dynamism from the image. Produces some gorgeous results with the increased colours over older sets too.
    If I was to switch to other HDR sets (OLED or LCD) I'd be trading some pluses and minuses against the DX, but it wouldn't be such a big step up, and so it's not worth me changing at the moment.
     
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    I looked at the dx902 but decided not to buy for no particular reason apart from wifey but will hang fire for now.
    Wife keeps teasing that until this one dies I can't have another now where are my trousers
     
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    I had a ten year old second hand Sony Trinitron CRT from around 1995 to 2017. Sadly when they took analogue tv off the airways, it only worked in mono rather than stereo, and with channel guides and films being designed for larger wide screen tvs rather than 4:3, I finally had to take it to the dump.
     
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    Yes I had a 25" trinitron crt 4:3 set before my toshiba 36" widescreen. Went into my sons bedroom and probably lasted 15 years or more overall. Still working when it went to charity.
     
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    I had a Thompson 24-inch CRT TV from John Lewis which had an inbuilt DVD player too - that didn’t last very long though!
     
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    What I can't get understand is how the CRT whine didn't bother me back in the day. If there's a CRT on in the room now the whine drives me nuts.
     
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    I just remember going from my Thompson 24 crt tv to a Philips LCD 32-inch with ambilight and thinking wow!
     
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    I've been married 40 years come October. Considering I've only just bought a Panny OLED a couple of months ago then in the previous 39 years I've had just six sets. With one purchase for the bedroom that makes eight sets in total. This current one may very well go with me as grave goods.
     
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    The TV I was using until 2006 was over 20 years old, though I had only been in possession of it for four - not sure a Uni hand-me-down really counts though.

    I'll tend to employ the TV circle of life, where when a TV gets replaced it gets demoted to another room, and subsequently that room's gets demoted, until the bottom of the food chain drops off.

    I've used my last two "main" TVs (Panasonic 50 PZ70 and Samsung 65 F6400) for around 4-5 years each before replacing them. The Samsung lives on in the playroom today, though.

    Longest in use full stop is a 26" LCD I still have in my possession from 2011, and used it as a TV in a bedroom until a few weeks ago (when a new TV in the kitchen meant the old kitchen TV went in the bedroom). It may live on as a garage TV.
     
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    I have a 11+ year old LE32R87 Samsung LCD TV which works perfectly (despite some abuse). It was my main, but now survives as a bedroom TV. It's connected to a BluRay player to make it 'smart'.

    My old TV (46 inch Samsung LED-lit LCD) is in use full-time by my parents and is 6+ years old.
     
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    in terms of modern flat screen TVs i've still got a samsung UE46B8000 which i bought in 2009 as a second TV. i moved house in 2017 and it developed an issue where the whole screen was white with a very faint negative image.

    At bit of research online pointed to an unshielded part of the screen touching the internal metal frame. I took the whole thing apart insulated the required area and refitted the screen. i dinked it putting it back in the fame and cracked the screen which resulted with a 10cm leaf shaped lcd bleed which thankfully sat in the black bars when watching a movie. The white screen appeared again and i powered of and left in a spare room for a few months. wife nagged about getting rid so was going to sell on ebay for spare parts so i turned it on to take some pics and the crack is barely visible if at all and it's been working fine ever since.
     
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    Sony 70R2000 SXRD RPTV, bought it in 2007, finally upgraded to a Sony XE94 in 2017 so roughly 10 years. Infact it's 12 years really as I still have it, albeit stashed in the garage.
     
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    I still have a 14" Rank Black & white TV which is at least 45 years old and it still works even been the attack for at least 20 years The Next TV was a CRT 25" Toshiba when surround sound first TV came out had that for 5 years and then my dad had it for at least a further 10 years . Then I got a Sony Tritron 28"TV what a Monster that was it came on a Platte and took 2 strong men to lift it. I did have a Philip 28" CRT TV that had this software built in something called pixel Plus and the last Tv which I got in 2014 and I am still very happy with is a Samsung HD 7500 with a SEK300 box
     

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