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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Dixie, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Dixie

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    Who has the oldest working plasma?

    Come on us old converts lets tell the 'doubters and the shall I go for its' how long they have missed out.

    Mine = comin up 2 years. panny d4 37"


    "Fussy little fellow me":smashin:
     
  2. jmack

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    mine is just over 18 months.

    only had to have the gas refilled 3 times so far ;) ;)
     
  3. gringottsdirect

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    My first Philips lasted just over a year, it's replacement has worked fine since March 2001.
    No doubt by the time it needs replacing 42" LCDs will be available, then plasmas will all but disappear. :cool:
     
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    Not quite the same but we have one on display in the store i work at that has been on display for nearly 3 years now and its showing 7400 hours :eek:

    Its a Panasonic series 3 model !
     
  5. Dixie

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    I have asked a friend about his Panny42"d3.
    He has had it for nearly 3 years and its on morn-nite,an he means it!
    He has two children,so its had all sorts of abuse.Playstation childrens telly,film nites etc etc


    "Fussy little fellow me" :smashin:
     
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    Perhaps I've missunderstood, do plasmas need re-gaussing or re gassing. Has anyone ever had this done & what did or would it cost?
     
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    The comment was totally toungue in cheek m8, he is refering to the advice given at high street stores regarding re-gassing. It is an urban myth :)
     
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    I did guess, but am still curious about re-gausing or is that a myth?
     
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    no i was taking the p***

    plasma do not need regassing. every gen of plasma is getting more reliable.

    you cant go wrong with either of the panasonic. pioneer. hitachi.

    its personal choice.

    my dad has a fujitsu 4242 and that gives out a stunning picture, thats about 2 years old.
     
  10. manc

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    The comment was totally toungue in cheek m8, he is refering to the advice given at high street stores regarding re-gassing. It is an urban myth :)
     
  11. Dixie

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    Hi jmack

    I find it amazing that folk still go with that 're-gassing' tale.
    My other mate(don,t worry I don,t av many!)was busy tellin me even his mate who works for Sony told him to avoid plasmas coz they need re-gassing.I said he probably ment Sony plasmas thenselves..ooo bitch bitch
    Even my electrition was saying he saw somthing on tv the other nite and so was going to look into lcd s instead of plasma.

    It takes quite alot of convincing people when you explain the truth to them."Coz i saw it on tv"etc seemed to overule me,even though I,v got one!

    God how yawn yawn

    "Fussy little fella me" :smashin:
     
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    I have seen a 5 year old plasma still working, a bit dull and lifeless but werent they all then? I can't conclusively say it's worse now than when new. It has 18000 hours on the clock.
     
  14. Dixie

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    Hi Maw

    Any more info? Make,size?

    Any body know about the ones in eg. Airports etc.

    Oh dear. U don't think i'm turnin in2 an anorack?


    "Fussy little felow me" :smashin:
     
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    Fujitsu PDS 4207
     
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    My plasma panel is 6 years old, and still looks great (thomson)
     
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    I've just sold a 6yr old Fujitsu 42" still working with a half decent picture.................
     
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    is that the top half or the bottom half? :D
     
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    I have a 42" Hitachi 3000E that was working fine until about 3 months ago - it was bought beginning of April 2003, so about 2 1/2 years old. Unfortunately the media box packed in, and Hitachi don't have any of the relevant spare parts, so it's effectively a write-off.
     
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    That's a bit worrying....when I bought mine I was told 'don't worry mate, at the rate you watch TV, the panel should last about 20 years'. They didn't say that spare parts for the electronics might not be available in a couple of years time though. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nobby - Didn't the media box use a standard VGA 15 pin output? If so, why not use one of the available converters.

    I have a series 5 Panasonic just over 3 years old used for about 7 hours a day and not a moment’s trouble so far so no excuse to justify an HD panel.
     
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    My Panny 4 is in year 4 on 8 house a day! Just put a Lumagen scaler in the loop, given the Panny 4 a new lease of life. :clap:
     
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    I've got a hitachi 42pd3000 that I got in february 2003. Its as good today as it was when brand new. Doesn't do HD though so its set for the bin. Useless piece of junk!
     
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    One of first batch of series 5 Panny 50" my plasma is just over four years old, can't believe that 50" are less than half the price these days.

    2248 hours on the clock, mint condition including original boxes.

    A friend got his at same time: but he has more like 12000 hours and Sky+ logo screenburned in, fingerprints and screenwipe damage all over it. ;) His use of "cinema" settings with his media box means his picture still looks pretty good though.

    StooMonster
     
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    Quick Question, forget number of screen hours for a panel life, how long do plasmas last before parts no longer available / screen has gone bang / whatever else usually goes wrong. If spending £3K on a screen wouldn't mind having it for a few years.

    Upgrade in 2 years = Divorce! :nono:
     
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    Hi Dave - I have no idea what this 'converter' is of which you speak. Both my TV repair man and the tech guys at Hitachi seem to think the screen relies on the dedicated media box to work at all (admittedly the Hitachi guys seem pretty hopeless - note it's taken 3 months for them to confirm it's "dead").

    I'll start a new thread to find out more, rather than hijack this one!
     

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