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I bought a TC-P65ZT60 last night, open box item, only to find out it has 2005 hours and 839 turn-ons. Is this considered high? (I don't trust the manufacturers supposed life span of these TV's) TV looks perfect, just wondering if it was a good deal or not. Paid $3500
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I bought a TC-P65ZT60 last night, open box item, only to find out it has 2005 hours and 839 turn-ons. Is this considered high? (I don't trust the manufacturers supposed life span of these TV's) TV looks perfect, just wondering if it was a good deal or not. Paid $3500

That's like turning your tv on every days for over 2 years. That in itself does not mean 2005 hours is a lot, but it sure says the person turned it off an on at least 2 to 3 times a day if less than a year old, which is probably the norm.
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Hours are not too bad, insignificant considering the panel life span. Components fail before the panel, get an extended warranty if you can. I paid half that for my 65" VT with 3300 hours.
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2005 hours it says. What should these sets realistically last? someone told me over 1000,000?
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Panel half life is 100,000 hours I believe. Again realistically the boards or power supply would fail long before then.
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2005 hours it says. What should these sets realistically last? someone told me over 1000,000?

Half life is around 100,000 hours. So if you watched 10 hours a day, you would reach that half life in 27 years.
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Panel half life is 100,000 hours I believe. Again realistically the boards or power supply would fail long before then.

How soon? Is it something I should have extras laying around for? lol
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Powering off and on is not a big issue. The tv is really just in standby mode, not really off per se. Now if it was unplugged that often, I would worry, as every time it was plugged back in, there would be a power surge to the power supply.
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How soon? Is it something I should have extras laying around for? lol

As Vinnie said no one knows really could fail tomorrow could last 5 years or 10 years. Register for the manufacturer warranty if you can and get an extended warranty if possible. Panasonic will probably have parts for replacement work for at least a few years,

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It does have an extended 5 year from last month, so I guess I'm good. Thanks
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Yeah you should be good, check it for IR ? Screen wipe should show it if there is any

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enjoy your set if anything go to target get a surge just to protect the tv from power outages . and dont plug all your eqiupment to same receptable outlet. avr ps3/4 xbox demand more power (10a at most ) then just an indoor antenna or just a dvd or stand alone blu ray player.

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