Originally posted by david8613
are you positive about the 25u and it having the 60k half life panel?
Originally posted by henryd31
That's not what I see looking at the specs of the pwd6uy vs pwd7uy
on the Panasonic web site. Since pd25u was based on the same glass as
pwd6uy it had the same older specs - do you possibly mean 60K hour life time and not 60K hour half life, that's a big difference ?
Now, if Panasonic started using the same glass in pd25u after the
commercial unit was introduced, and never bothered to update the model
number, I'd be happy to learn that.
Unfortunately you CANNOT rely on the info in the Panasonic's website. Just like any other site, there's a lot of mistakes and outdated info once and while.
I meant 60k half time.
Originally posted by Macfan424
Panasonic seems to think so. In November 2004, well before the 50U's were announced, they issued a White Paper entitled "Plasma Myths and Facts," in which they stated "Panasonic plasmas have a half brightness rating of 60,000 hours..."
Check out the Brochure for the Panasonic "6UY" Models introduced around August 2003 :ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/pub/Panasoni...H-50PHD6UY.pdf
Page 3:Long-Life Panel
Panasonic plasma display panels boast a long service life of
approximately 60,000 hours.*
* The time until panel brightness is reduced to half its initial level. However, this time varies
depending on the content of the images displayed and the usage environment. Displaying a
single still image for long periods should be avoided because it can cause the image to be
burnt onto the screen, leaving a permanent afterimage. (The service life given above is
intended as a guideline when displaying standard moving images.)
The "PD25/PX25" Consumer models are based on the same 6th Generation Panel