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View Poll Results: How Often Have You Replaced Your Main/Primary TV In The Last 10 Years?
Never 28 4.96%
Once 221 39.18%
2-3 times 234 41.49%
4-5 times 56 9.93%
More than 5 times 25 4.43%
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post #61 of 139 Old 08-22-2014, 04:42 PM
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Went from a Toshiba 32" crt stereo to a 42" Toshiba LCD HD to now a Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-101.
When my Kuro dies i hope that the new OLED will be available for a decent price.
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One replacement in the last 10 years.




2003 Sony Trinitron 32"
2009 Panasonic Plasma 42"


We'll see what the future holds, perhaps an OLED in 2015...
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Do you watch till it dies or replace it every year or two? What drives you to buy a new TV?

Throughout my childhood, I remember visiting my grandparents and watching their Zenith console TV (which used a Space Command ultrasonic remote, the source of the term "clicker"). Back then, most folks kept their TV for 15 or 20 years before replacing it, usually when the old one finally gave up the ghost. And there was little need to—TV technology didn't evolve much in those days. Once color television was well established, TVs were much the same from one year to the next.

Now, of course, the replacement rate for TVs is much faster, because performance improves, screens get bigger, and cool new features are added while prices drop every year—not to mention that many believe modern TVs have a shorter life expectancy. This leads me to ask, how often have you replaced your main TV in the last 10 years? Has your pace of replacement increased over that time? What led you to those replacements?

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For me five, the first the Sony SXRD rear pro. went out, replace with W-4000 which the ex-wife has now, then had three Plasma, the Panny S-1 50 inch had it about a year and sold it and 58S2 had it for one year and sold that one too and lastly the VT-30 for last three years unless someone give offer I can't refuse this only in the man cave, right now the Vt-30 is best Picture I've ever had.
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For me five, the first the Sony SXRD rear pro. went out, replace with W-4000 which the ex-wife has now, then had three Plasma, the Panny S-1 50 inch had it about a year and sold it and 58S2 had it for one year and sold that one too and lastly the VT-30 for last three years unless someone give offer I can't refuse this only in the man cave, right now the Vt-30 is best Picture I've ever had.
The next poll should be how many wives have you replaced in the last 10 years? I bet about 30% would answer 1. If the term were 20 years I bet the answer would be about 50%. The follow up would be is the replacement a 3D model? To keep further on topic, was the new model curved or flat?

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Considering that I'm fairly new to the A/V hobby I've gone through a lot of TVs.
  • 19" Dynex LCD
  • 32" Insignia LCD
  • 40" Sony LCD
  • 47" LG 3D LED/LCD
  • 50" Panasonic 3D Plasma
Definitely some big improvements from each TV to the next.
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I assume that projectors are not to be included, if they are, I will vote again. Also, do you mean replace or rather buy a TV? A better question would be how many TVs have you purchased over the last 10 years. How many projectors? How many projection screens? Don't laugh, I know one member who has purchased over 17.

If I am thinking of using the data gathered in a poll to help decide if I want to advertise in this forum, I need to know exactly what the results mean.

If its all about generating hits a poorly structured poll question is perfect. It generates lot of hits based on the ambiguity of the question and the voters insecurity about if he/she answered the question asked and a need to explain the vote.
Well, I was specifically asking about replacing your main TV, not adding to your collection. I certainly could have asked how many TVs (and projectors and screens) people have bought in the last 10 years—and I may well do that in a future poll—but that's a different question than the one I'm asking here. In fact, in the OP, I was even more specific: "How often have you replaced your main TV in the last 10 years?" That allows for the possibility of moving what was the main TV to a secondary room while replacing it with a newer model. I admit that I should have explicitly included projectors, which some people use as their main "TV." Also, I should have used the word "main" or "primary" in the question itself.

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Designing a poll question is a science and I suspect the person who designed this question, who I respect and appreciate very much, is not skilled in this area. I am sure it wasn't his intent to design a trick question. Perhaps he will design a better poll. Perhaps limited to replacement of your primary viewing TV or how many TVs have you purchased over the last 10 years. Upgrade would not be appropriate because many upgrades in the era of LCDs would not be an upgrade.
You're right, I should have written the question itself as: "How often have you replaced your main/primary TV in the last 10 years?" I did say that in the OP, but it should have been in the question as well.

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Holy cow 15 tv's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .... That's an expensive habit..

I replace mine every 2 years when Costco warranty runs out. I do not want to be stuck with a brick I have to throw out, rather sell it and recoup some cash.

2 TV's in the house and it adds up fairly quickly.
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^ Kinda like with PC Graphics cards.........I like it, might be the way to go in the future.

Haven't really "replaced" (though if the DLP goes bad again........) but we have bought ....4 HDTVs....1 PJ....well 6 HDTVs if you count small ones.

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So, I think asking the question with the words main/primary would yield a different set of results and a very useful set of results as well. For example, my answer would still be one when I replaced my Pioneer rear projection set with a 64 or 65 inch Panasonic 1080p panel.

A separate poll would be for replacement projectors regardless of the type of source. Though my current SonyVPL-vw1100ES is going on about 2 years, before that withing the last 10 years, I had several CRT FPs, Several Marantz digitals, several Sonys, a Samsung SP-A900B, an EE LED, and God knows what else I am forgetting like some JVCs. As for wives, I have only replaced wives once and that was over 30 years ago.

I see you edited the question but changing it in midstream won't make the results valid or accurate given how many votes were cast prior to the revision. BTW Nobody ever said your job here would be easy. This is a tough comedy club.

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I've only owned two TVs in the last 10 years, a 30" LCD and a 47" LCD. But I've owned 3 projectors as well. I typically use a projector as my primary display, but have a TV in another room.

So 1 replacement if you only count TVs, but 4 replacements if you count TVs and projectors.
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While I was weaned on a 27" B&W Admiral, my primary viewing in the past 10 years was a 42" Fujitsu plasma and then the best reason to upgrade, the new Kuro Pro110.
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I've only owned two TVs in the last 10 years, a 30" LCD and a 47" LCD. But I've owned 3 projectors as well. I typically use a projector as my primary display, but have a TV in another room.

So 1 replacement if you only count TVs, but 4 replacements if you count TVs and projectors.
I know the poll covers the last 10 years, but when I entered the HD revolution 14 years ago that's when I noticed suddenly changing TV's every 2 to 3 years. My first was an analogue 55 RPTV Toshiba, followed by the same model but in an HD version. Almost immediately had buyers remorse when first seeing a Pioneer Elite 53 inch RPTV. Shelled out $8500 in 2001 and thought my wife was going to kill me. 8 grand for a TV! Are you nuts! Then had to have 1080p resolution and picked up a Panny PZ800U plasma. Then came 3D and got a Panny VT30. My 4K fix is presently being fulfilled by the Sony XBR65X900A. Next TV will likely be OLED with 4K, natch....
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I never upgrade since i bought my tv. Still alive and kicking! Looks sharp and clear too!
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2002-2005 - 32" Sony Tube TV - First TV bought when I went to grad school. Worked great. Gave to my brother when I wanted to upgrade to HDTV.

2005-2011 - 50" Samsung DLP HLP5063WX/XAA - Worked great as well. Awesome upscaling of 480p DVDs to 720p. Replaced the lamp twice and finally gave away when the entire light engine needed replacing.

2011-Now - 55" LG LCD 55LK520 - $1000 Walmart special to replace the DLP (Didn't have much money at the time.) Works fine for my current space, but will be looking for something a little bigger within the next couple of years.
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3 in the past 7 years - the PQ didn't necessarily get better (aside from the initial move to HD), but the screen size got progressively bigger.
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A bunch (or too many) and I really don't remember the exact amount. Had a few plasmas in the living room, then moved to the bedroom, then given to family members.

I currently have two Samsung F8500 plasmas, 51" in bedroom and 64" in the living room. A 55" Sony W900A in the game room, a 40" Sony 40R450A in guest bedroom, and a Sony HW55 in the mediaroom. And I don't plan on changing any of them for a quite awhile.
Nice collection and a FP set up also way cool !

Sony 40R450A is my bedroom set it plays very well with it's Samsung SPVA panel , 5 other LCD's here and a Sammy Plasma oldest LCD is ~2012 PDP is 2013 so I'm good for a while . W900A are supposed to be V.G. ofc the f8500
are also No OLED yet ?
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Still using my old "big box" 50" Pioneer projection TV in the MBR (purchased in '88). Was the main TV till I bought a 61" JVC IDLA set in 2008.
Unfortunately the JVC's fallen victim to the 'yellow blob/burnt filter' issue. Still has an excellent picture, would not be looking now if it were possible to repair it. Very bummed it only lasted 6 years, was expecting to get at least double that out of her !!

It will be rotated into the MBR when I decide on a replacement & the old, trusty (but hulking) Pioneer will go to the scrap heap.
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So, I think asking the question with the words main/primary would yield a different set of results and a very useful set of results as well. For example, my answer would still be one when I replaced my Pioneer rear projection set with a 64 or 65 inch Panasonic 1080p panel.

A separate poll would be for replacement projectors regardless of the type of source. Though my current SonyVPL-vw1100ES is going on about 2 years, before that withing the last 10 years, I had several CRT FPs, Several Marantz digitals, several Sonys, a Samsung SP-A900B, an EE LED, and God knows what else I am forgetting like some JVCs. As for wives, I have only replaced wives once and that was over 30 years ago.

I see you edited the question but changing it in midstream won't make the results valid or accurate given how many votes were cast prior to the revision. BTW Nobody ever said your job here would be easy. This is a tough comedy club.
Yeah, a tough room, for sure! I realize that changing the wording midstream isn't ideal, but the poll has been active for only one day, so what the heck? I will do a separate poll for projectors next week. I had thought about changing this poll to "your main video display," then I realized that some people have both a projector and a TV in the same room, so I think keeping them separate is better.

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Scott, what if you have a wall with 3 displays and you have them on all the time?

A weighted answer, i suppose.
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I think if your a true Videophile you'd find it difficult
not to change your primary display at least a couple times
inside 10-years. And that going back over the last 20-years.
20-years is gonna mean at least 3x changes in technology.
And when you change your probably gonna choose something
that is state of the art at the time that will last at least 5-years.
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Scott, what if you have a wall with 3 displays and you have them on all the time?

A weighted answer, i suppose.
I suppose so!

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The next poll should be how many wives have you replaced in the last 10 years? I bet about 30% would answer 1. If the term were 20 years I bet the answer would be about 50%. The follow up would be is the replacement a 3D model? To keep further on topic, was the new model curved or flat?
I like curve and flat, for the next TV 65inch OLED 1080P which nobody has made yet.
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Read the questions please. I was asking about the replacement wife not whether smallish panels should be curved or flat. Advertising is brain washing the public into thinking that a curve is a desirable characteristic of panel TVs. More immersive. How can even a 65 inch panel be immersive? I would totally disagree and i will never buy a curved flat panel. i would never have a curbed projection screen unless I was using a anamorphic lens in front of the primary lens and then a curve is a requirement to eliminate pin cushioning. But I wouldn't argue about a replacement wife having appropriate curves for her size.

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I define "primary" as family/living room for us, the basement HT is an escape zone, not a daily usage zone.

2005 42" HDTV 720p slimline (14" thick) Sony still works fine.
Paid $2.2 k back then at Feb-2005 Presidents day sale.

Guess what, it has a cable card slot and I'm using that
No rental fees at all it's free!!!!!


I've looked at HDTV's every 2-3 years since buying that, and knew that new tech was always just around the corner.....
Now I'm waiting on OLED to break the $2k barrier @ 50" size, when that happens then I'll upgrade.

I helped fund computer R&D from 1984-1995 by spending $34k on home computers, always "needing" - no lusting - to have the latest.

Finally I got off that bandwagon, learned my spend $$ lesson.

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I have twice. First replaced my trusty SD Sony 32" XBR from 1995 with a 50" Sony LCD RPTV. Then I replaced that with my 65VT50. I have no plans to replace it in the next 10 years!

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Designing a poll question is a science and I suspect the person who designed this question, who I respect and appreciate very much, is not skilled in this area. I am sure it wasn't his intent to design a trick question. Perhaps he will design a better poll. Perhaps limited to replacement of your primary viewing TV or how many TVs have you purchased over the last 10 years. Upgrade would not be appropriate because many upgrades in the era of LCDs would not be an upgrade.
Funny how the vast majority of us managed to figure out the meaning quite well.

Oh well, you can't please everyone.
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Funny? I think it is amazing. Simply amazing. I never ever would of thunk.

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hmm so I went to college in 2000. At that time I got a 32" Toshiba crt. Great picture at the time and a good dorm room tv. Internal tv speakers stopped working a while ago and it has developed an audible electric whine (I still have but plan to recycle soon).

In 2001 I got an apartment and bought a Sony VPH-1272q projector through ebay for $300. Drove about 5 hours to pick it up. Could do 720p/1080i natively and had excellent PQ in light controlled environment. Had brand new tubes with only 1000 hours when bought. Got a spare set of tubes for $100 and used that until 2010 when I bought an Acer H5360 720p 3d projector. The Sony VPH-1272q was given to my parents and they still use in basement theater. Stays calibrated fairly well but I need to change out the tubes to the spare set soon. The H5360 has great 3d and decent PQ. I'll be upgrading this once 4K projectors drop in price in the next few years.

In 2011 I also had to get a second place in another state for work so I bought a 40" TCL 1080p lcd tv. Surprising good picture once calibrated. It moved back to my original home with me a year later and I still have that in the living room (lots of sunlight in there)

This year I've kind of gone nuts repairing tvs off craigslist. In the past 6 months i've fixed a Samsung HL72A650 72" dlp 2008 model ($100 to buy, $26 in capacitors and some soldering, $80 for new oem bulb), a samsung HL-S5067 50" 720p dlp (was totally free, new bulb $62, fan replacement - $20) and in process of repairing a Panasonic P65S2 65" 1080p plasma (Bad SC board - about $100 to repair. bought for $200). The 72" I'm keeping as a game day tv in one end of my finished basement and for 3d pc gaming, the 50" is going to parents and the 65" will be going to my brother-in-law. Lots of deals out there if you can diagnose and fix tvs.

My primary display is the projector so my answer is two. The living room is only used for tv if I'm lazy or the projector is already in use.

I guess I'm that guy that buys good previous generation display tech most of the time to keep costs down and to get the best deal per dollar spent.

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Read the questions please. I was asking about the replacement wife not whether smallish panels should be curved or flat. Advertising is brain washing the public into thinking that a curve is a desirable characteristic of panel TVs. More immersive. How can even a 65 inch panel be immersive? I would totally disagree and i will never buy a curved flat panel. i would never have a curbed projection screen unless I was using a anamorphic lens in front of the primary lens and then a curve is a requirement to eliminate pin cushioning. But I wouldn't argue about a replacement wife having appropriate curves for her size.
Stick to the topic, I don't talk about my personal life on this forum.
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