I have 9204 hours on my lamp and its still going. The lamp has never been replaced. The TV has been fine until last week when I turned it on and it switched off almost immediately and started to blink orange on the power but has not happened since. I'm upgrading this summer anyways
This set is over four years old at this point and I've been through a few lamps even though I restrict ons and offs to once a day. The Phillips lamp is still looking good but it has probably dimmed 10%.
I hate throwing away a set that is still serviceable but I don't want to spend a couple of hundred bucks on a new lamp either.
I have a Panasonic PT50LC13 that keeps shutting off and the power button blinks 5 times to every 1 time the lamp button blinks. I tried the lamp reset and that did not work. does anyone have any help for me.
Panasonic PT-50LCX63 Received almost exactly a month ago
Lamp Operation Time
Current Lamp: 241h
osd display: on
LON count: 70
..I'm only clocking in at whaaa, 8 hours a day? o_O
first of all my apologies for bumping such an ancient thread.. I don't know why I'm replying to this thread only that it came to my mind since today I finally replaced the Bulb on my Panasonic set
I was interested to find out how long it lasted.. 2004 my post was made.. it's now 2012.. wow, 8 years later and my bulb conked out
I guess maybe others would find it interesting how the "ancient" oldy sets are doing today.. the very 1st HDTV I've bought lasted 8 years before "it went dark"
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I found this thread when I was looking for a way to view my hours. Thought I'd give it a nice graveyard bump and share my stats.
I have a Panasonic PT-50LC14 and after about 8 or 9 years, my original bulb finally went poof. I've been getting the message about replacing the lamp for about a year now but I ignored it just to see how far I can go. Last night it finally popped and when I pulled it out of the TV today I saw that indeed the inside was in pieces. It had certainly been getting dimmer over the years but still viewable. I had bought a bulb only (no housing) about 4 years ago thinking it was going to die and pulled it out of the closet today. Used the same housing and replaced it. Wow! much brighter.
But thought I'd share my numbers.
Current Lamp: 18361h
LOG Count: 6622
Pretty amazing. 765 days of "on" time.
Unfortunately the TV has a slight yellowish spot in the lower left corner that I thought was the bulb. It's still there after replacement so I guess it's time to get a new TV. Amazing that I spent $2200 on this TV ages ago and I'm going to get the same size or bigger, better in every way, for less than half.
I inherited a 50LC13 from a family member after he lost his second bulb. He bought a generic replacement when he gave it to us and it only lasted about 10 months. I replaced it today with a Philips bulb so hopefully we'll get a little more life out of it this time around. For the TV itself, which as far as I know is on it's 4th bulb:
So, over 7 years after buying my Circuit City open-box floor demo PT-52LCX66, I finally replaced the bulb for the first time. The original was actually still working but was quite dim, as you might expect. Total hours on the original bulb were a relatively insane 13,739.
Ordered a new Philips bulb/housing (from Discount TV Lamps) and installed it this evening - I'd long forgotten how good (and bright) the picture can be on this TV!
I'm finally ditching my PT-50LC13 after mostly faithful service since 2003. If anyone in the area (Dallas, TX) could make some use of it for parts or tinkering, you're welcome to have it, but you have to pick it up.