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post #1 of 6 Old 11-29-2006, 09:35 AM - Thread Starter
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i bought a panny 50px60u over the summer based solely on of the readings i did here on this forum and id like to thank everyone for their help. its by far one of the best purchases ive ever made and im a panasonic customer for life. some of my friends have plasmas as well, and everytime they come over i hear this.."how come my plasma doesnt look this good?"...and i just smile.

my question is, during them morning hours the tv gets about 3 hours of direct sunlight from the large window to the right of it

Is this something i should worry about? Does sunlight hurt the plasma at all, or only when its turned on/off? should i get a cover for it, or some vertical blinds for that window?

thanks again everyone.
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i bought a panny 50px60u over the summer based solely on of the readings i did here on this forum and id like to thank everyone for their help. its by far one of the best purchases ive ever made and im a panasonic customer for life. some of my friends have plasmas as well, and everytime they come over i hear this.."how come my plasma doesnt look this good?"...and i just smile.

my question is, during them morning hours the tv gets about 3 hours of direct sunlight from the large window to the right of it

Is this something i should worry about? Does sunlight hurt the plasma at all, or only when its turned on/off? should i get a cover for it, or some vertical blinds for that window?

thanks again everyone.

also, its only about half the screen that gets the sulight on it, not the entire unit.
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You should NEVER let direct sunlight hit any electronics. :eek:

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aren't you being just a tad alarmist?? I'm not sure how sunlight hitting the outer panel surfaces can damage internal components. Certainly, the sun is notorious for fading surfaces over time and it might warrant guarding against that, or at least, be on the lookout for any evidence of that (small piece of non-light transmitting tape placed inconspicuously on panel side or back, which can be peeled off after some time in order to determine if any fading has taken place). But beyond that, unless the sunlight is seeping in through some air ducts and directly pounding on the inner electronics, I fail to see how this could be a problem for him.

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Tint your windows or put up a shade. I would not allow direct unfiltered sunlight to contact it. Besides, what is good a TV that you can't watch for 3 hours a day because it is so yellow washed from the sun that you can't even see it?

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