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Yes you should definitely do it. You're going to end up paying either that much or more for a new TV and it will be an LCD, YUK....unless you want to pay the current OLED prices which is just not worth it.
OLEDs are not worth it right now. Perhaps only the LG. But it's 55". No thanks. Better wait for OLED, 4K, HDR, good price, 60"

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OLEDs are not worth it right now. Perhaps only the LG. But it's 55". No thanks. Better wait for OLED, 4K, HDR, good price, 60"
What seems funny to me is we started waiting for OLED, then oh wait, there is 4K OLED...almost there, wait now its 4K OLED with HDR. At this rate, I'll die from old age before they settle on this.

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HOW MANY HOURS IS THE F8500 IN NEW CONDITION ??? (Assuming properly taken care off with no IR)

What would new condition be defined as? (assuming no scratches or signs of external wear)

How many hours of use until the average user or an expert could tell that the picture had degraded noticeably?

I have heard that plasma TV have a 60,000 hour half life where the picture would be 50% as bright as it originally was.

What other aspects of the picture would have degraded by then?

Would that mean that at 6,000 hours the brightness levels would be down 5%?
The F8500 is the brightest plasma ever made according to reviews I have read.

I have a Samsung C7000 that I bought in 2010. The picture looks excellent.
I can't tell that it is any worse than when I bought it. It looks better than most TVs I see in stores.

Has anyone owned a plasma long enough to notice that the picture has degraded?
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