Originally Posted by avincent52
...I hope to keep this TV
for a while--we had the last one, a Mistubishi CRT for like 15 years
IMHO, and I'm over a half-century old
, have owned several CRTs that lasted a LONG time (i.e. I still have a 1976 Panasonic 19" CRT, fully operational / turned on just to update the settings on my ReplayTV, in the basement) and have been maintaining an Excel Spreadsheet of LCD HDTVs that I'm 'interested
' in for ~2 years, the days of a TV running 15+ years are over (i.e. we live in a 'Buy it cheap - throw it out when it breaks
). Maybe LED backlights will improve the number, but CCFL backlights, AFAIK
from my GOOGLEing, will 'wear out
' (~5-7 years depending on usage) before the electronics does
I used to see a differentiation between CCFL and EEFL backlights (EEFL being the newer, cooler running, and hopefully longer lasting), but now I only see LCD or LED/LCD. Did EEFL die off *OR* is everything now EEFL so they don't have to explicitly state it?
I bought a 2011 Panasonic TC-L32C3 in August and I can feel heat coming off the back, so I'm 'assuming
' it's a CCFL
. Would someone please enlighten me?