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I am in the process of searching for a plasma tv. I'm looking at either a 60 or 65 inch Panasonic GT50. The one drawback I hear about plasmas is the heat that they generate. Is there some way to help cool down the tv say with extra fans or maybe some other way to dissipate the heat? I'm sure if some of the heat could be removed from the panel it would add more years to the life of the tv. Any ideas out there?

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Yep, they put out so much heat, that I can place my popcorn by it, and in 10 min's will have a nice popped bag of corn. Really, who in the world fed you this line of bull hocky? No, a Plasma puts out about as much heat as a old tube set would put out.
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I'd say it depends on what size room you plan on using the TV, We have a 50" 5080HD Kuro plasma in a bedroom and it DOES generate a fair amount of heat, Especially during summer, to the point we limit its use during the day (Summers here are 105 - 112F)

But from what Ive read newer Plasmas use less power so perhaps they don't output as much heat?
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I know heat is a mojor problem for any electronic device. The plasma I've seen in stores and the few my friends have all seem to run warm to fairly hot. The Sammy's seem to run warmer than the Panny's. I just figured if there was some other way to eliminate some of the heat it would be better for the tv and me. My room is 15 by 18 no other ventalation other than my front door. Maybe I'm just worring too much about this. I just thought someone out there might have an idea. Thanks for everybodys input.

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My Pioneer generates a fair amount of heat, and I've measured the screen at 110 degrees before. I have central air so it's not a problem, but I could see it easily heating up a small room without it in the summer.
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New tvs barely get warm.

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The 65" has built-in fans.

IIRC, the power measurements on the 60" were between 200 and 400 watts, depending on mode and calibrations.
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I have a 37 inch plasma. It gets hot, but it has fans. The heat is good in the winter, but in the summer it makes the room hot if I don't use the A/C. It doesn't bother me though.
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You could consider the Samsung 60" e530 or e550.
Samsung claims 40% less energy use.
It's only rated at 106 watts on the back label.
That is in 'Standard' mode with Cell Light at 10.
With the Cell Light at max of 20 I doubt it's going to burn much more energy
and should be a very cool running TV once it's aged a bit.
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