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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%
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:19 AM
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Twice, the first time Samsung DLP because I wanted a plasma. Unfortunately it was a Kuro.

So I replaced that because I had to watch something other than the red-tinted Pioneer Kuro. I was also in the market for a new receiver, and stayed far away from a Pioneer one, and always will. Can't trust their brand anymore.
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Replaced a 19" or so Sony Wega tube tv my wife still had from college with a 40" Sony EX500 when we moved in together in 2010. Last April we replaced the Bravia with a 60" Panny plasma and moved the Sony downstairs to the non-theater living area.

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Twice, the first time Samsung DLP because I wanted a plasma. Unfortunately it was a Kuro.

So I replaced that because I had to watch something other than the red-tinted Pioneer Kuro. I was also in the market for a new receiver, and stayed far away from a Pioneer one, and always will. Can't trust their brand anymore.
Not that it matters, because they're out of the TV biz, but yeah, your experience is atypical with Pioneer KUROs.
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2-3 times, but all TV's were hand-me-downs: a tube TV I used till 2009, a 32" LCD I used till a month ago, and I just bought my sister's 40" LCD for 100 bucks.

But I think I'm finally going to step into the 21st century: I'm saving up to buy an HDR TV when they come out... possibly the 65" Vizio R series. Lack of 3D I find bothersome... but if I was going to get 3D I'd only want the glasses free 3D if they look good... but doubt I could afford it anyway if they come out this winter. So I might hold out on 3D until Gene Dolgof's non-stereoscopic 3D hits the market. In any case I might be 4 if I buy in 2015
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If you jumped from a Sony Crt to a Pioneer Plasma consider yourself a lucky person.







I can't said much about panasonic because it took 5 years to reach those Pioneer blacks.
Exactly what I did, in 2008.
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I've had maybe three flat panel sets in the last ten years or so, if only because I needed to get more out of them as time went on.

I first had a Westinghouse 32" which was a Best Buy Black Friday special. It was the one that quickly developed the line running down the right side of the screen. I tossed that a few years later for an LG 32" because A] it was simply a better brand and B] it had 1080p which the Westinghouse did not. I eventually let my brother have that set after I decided to get the one I have now, a Vizio 32" with 3D capability; I went with Vizio because I couldn't find a 3D set smaller than 40" from anybody else, or at a price point that I felt comfortable with.

But before any of these I had a CRT HDTV from Philips for a while--that thing was an 83-pound tank with a 24" screen that was smaller than the rest of the casing around it. I let my dad have that when we all moved out of the old family home and into other residences, and he has since replaced it with his own flat panel screen.

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Still using my 27" Sony Wega from late 2001.
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I've yet to replace mine in the last ten years. Bought the best you can buy in 2005 (Fujitsu 50" plasma) and it still looks phenomenal. Too bad they aren't still making TVs because nobody came close that long ago. No I don't have 1080p but who cares at 50"? This set suffers most from not the greatest black levels.

Next purchase will likely be OLED when the prices come down and the bugs ironed out.
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Jan 2008, Pioneer 151
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On my 6th but many were replaced due to malfunctioning.
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Twice, the first time Samsung DLP because I wanted a plasma. Unfortunately it was a Kuro.

So I replaced that because I had to watch something other than the red-tinted Pioneer Kuro. I was also in the market for a new receiver, and stayed far away from a Pioneer one, and always will. Can't trust their brand anymore.
The fact is that you can't trust ANY of the mainstream electronics companies products anymore. Everything is throw away. Trust me, i am on my 6th tv in the last 10 years, many developed issues.

To be honest that pioneer kuro you had was one of the last tvs made to a high level of all around quality. that is generally speaking of course. Any electronic component can develop a problem regardless of how well its made.

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One, did it in 2009 only because my 15 years old 29" TV died, I´ll be getting a projector next month, but that is not a replacement of my "old" 32" TV, it´s a complement of my system.
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So I replaced that because I had to watch something other than the red-tinted Pioneer Kuro..
Wow. No issue here, either I'm lucky or I was able to calibrate it out without any problem.

I'll be happy to post my settings in an owners thread if someone wants them.
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3. Two Samsung plasmas broke, one after 2 years of use and one after 6 years.

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crt broke, got 32 lcd, that broke in >18 months, so warranty replacement to current 37"

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Twice in the last 10 years with hope it will only be once in the next 10 years!

First time was in 2009 to move up to HD. I bought a TC-P46S1 to replace an old 32" JVC CRT. The second time was in 2013 as we had a bigger place which could fit a larger screen and the TC-P65ZT60 fit the bill nicley. The old Panny has now replaced dated 27" Sony Flat Screen CRT in bedroom.

If screen size or better screen tech (OLED) comes along in the next ten years with a good price point I might need to upgrade again.

I wonder if I get a 100" 4K OLED for the living room will the 65" be to much for the bedroom?
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Either 3 or 4.

10 or 11 years ago, I bought a Samsung HD projection TV (when Plasmas were $$$ and LCDs didn't exist yet).
8 years ago, I sold it and moved cross country. Bought a 27" HD CRT.
4 or so years ago, I replaced it with a LCD. The CRT was never sharp - going from that to the LCD was like night and day That one did move cross country with me, mostly cause it isn't huge and doesn't weight over 100 lbs lol
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My 1991 25" tube gave up the ghost in 2010 and I briefly used a 2000 27" tube I had in another room (didn't like it as much as the 25") before getting a 720p 50" plasma Black Friday 2010. I sold the 27" after dropping cable TV in 2011 since it didn't have a digital tuner. No plans for another TV in the foreseeable future.
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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.
They you will say it just has to be an 8K OLED 50" TV for under 2 grand.
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They you will say it just has to be an 8K OLED 50" TV for under 2 grand.
Honestly no, 4k resolution with all the other expected (wider color, better contrast, etc) is all I need in a 50-55" UHDTV, surely nobody really expects 8k to ever-ever become a reality in TV's under 100-120" range??
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I've never replaced my TV. I'm still using a Proton VT-296 27-inch CRT standard definition set as my one-and-only TV (purchased new in December 1990).
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I went from a 27" full screen HDTV to a 32" vizio lcd. I then switched to a 42" Panny plasma. just a size upgrade. The kids still use the vizio for the X-Box 360. Moved the 42" from my toy room to the bedroom, and moved up to a 55" 3-d LG. Love the 3-d (passive), and I like the picture better than the plasma. The LG is a edge lit lcd. It's also nice that it is only 1.2" thick at its thickest point.

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1992-2000 Magnavox 19"
2000-2013 RCA 26"
2013-present Samsung 46"

The first 2 continued to, and the RCA, still does, work as hand-me-downs for others.

Real reason for replacement? Same as most these days, I suspect. I buy all my gear at once to work together for what I need and can afford. When compontents start to go, I figure it's time to upgrade. And when your standard of living goes up, you want, can afford better.
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Honestly no, 4k resolution with all the other expected (wider color, better contrast, etc) is all I need in a 50-55" UHDTV, surely nobody really expects 8k to ever-ever become a reality in TV's under 100-120" range??

An 8K 22" TV set will come out... High PPI is a good thing...
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Every 5-6 years for me, never felt the need to chase the latest tech. Newest TV was bought last year so by the time I'm ready to replace it the 4k format should be all worked out. I'm waiting for the better color gamut and contrast levels to catch up to the pixel count, that's where the real gains will be made.

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twice, but only because I royally f'd it up the first time.


-2004 my brother bought a 46" hitachi RPTV (crt). it was phenomenal, and to this day one of the top tvs I've ever laid eyes on. at the time he lived at home, a couple years later he moved out and left the tv, and I kind of inherited it.


-2010 I decided it was finally time to get a 'flat panel' since crt was no longer available and the hitachi wasn't calibrating as perfectly as it used to. grabbed a Samsung pn50B530, which is one of the worst TV's I've ever owned...


-2013 after years of trying to justify replacing a fully working tv, the hitachi(that I moved into the living room) completely died. I moved the b530 into the living room and bought a Samsung 64F8500. after making the mistake of thinking newer was automatically better when I bought the b530, I told myself I was only going to look at the best. for me it was a toss up between the f8500, vt60, and zt60, and I opted for the f8500 because it was immediately available, several hundred dollars cheaper(over a thousand cheaper than zt60), and in the store I preferred the look of the f8500 over the vt60 slightly.


I don't like to buy TV's for no reason. I don't get rid of them until they break normally. I'm quite certain the tv that will replace the f8500 will be an oled, and likely not for several years. most of the TV's in the house now are less than 5yrs old, which means none of them are 'on their last legs'. that and, I don't want to replace TV's with anything I find 'worse', and in all honesty, I HATE what is out there in the market right now. I actually prefer the dynex ccfl lcd(my oldest, and lowest quality tv) to the edgelit led's on the market right now.

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This poll may not reflect accurately the replacement habits of many TV owners, because the conversion from Analog To DT took place just five years ago. That probably forced a lot of people to purchase new TVs ahead of what they would have done otherwise.
this is VERY true


I definitely bought my first flat panel because of the format change(most specifically I 'needed' an hdmi input), and then I bought my second because cheap flat panels were garbage compared to crt.


if it wasn't for the format change, I likely would still have a few crt's around, and if crt's hadn't been discontinued, I'd still have one in my main room because I wouldn't have been so dissatisfied with the one I bought 3yrs ago and been wanting to replace ever since.


although I'm sure looking forward, we can expect some kind of similar transition at least once ever decade or so anyway. so maybe we should expect that as part of the upgrade trend.

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First was a RCA 27' console to
Pioneer 40' RPTV to
Sony 43' RPTV to
LG 42' Plasma to(First HD set)
Samsung 50' Plasma to current
Panasonic 55' Plasma
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In 2003 had 50" Panasonic - no tuner - which was replaced in 2009 by 58" Panasonic (still in master bedroom) which was replaced last year with 70" Sharp. Panasonic plasma had better picture, sharp LED gives motion artifacts or video like picture which I don't like. It's big though.
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2008 - Bought a 40" Sony Bravia W series (along with 1st Blu Ray player also a Sony)

2013 - Panasonic VT50 55" (along with Oppo 103 and a modest sound system for it, not from a "box" either)

The Sony Bravia is in the bedroom now, still going strong.

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