Originally Posted by jjeff
^^^ I agree, your numbers seem out of whack
I could almost believe mine at 9.4hrs/day which at first seems kind of high but it's probably on most every evening 4-10pm plus a little in the morning. Add to that longer weekend and summer hours when my kids are home from school and it just might average 9.4hrs/day. No idea whats going on with your hours though.....for how you describe your usage I'd be more inclined to believe 3,986 instead of 39,860 hours....
For kicks you could read the numbers again, then leave your TV on for several hours, then take the reading again. The longer time you leave it on for testing the better due to the fact you wouldn't know if it was just about ready to switch to the next whole hour and same thing goes for when you read it again it may be at the beginning or end of the next whole hour. If you wanted a more accurate reading 10 hrs ON would help average out things, just a thought.
I'm going to be looking at a used 52" W4100 like yours this weekend, I really love the features and picture of my 46" but I'd like something a bit bigger. When I purchase my 46" I believe the 52" was quite a bit($500??) more than the 46" so I ended up with the 46". It's served me very well which is why I'd kind of like to get a similar model and retire mine to the basement Wii TV
I'd love to put it in the bedroom but a 37" is the max for the cabinet it's in
Well I picked up the 52" W4100 and believe it or not it only had 9,796 hours and 1739 power ons
Almost 1/2 the hours mine has and less than 1/4th the power ons of mine, that I've never had problems with! Dang and for only $550 which as noted above was basically how much the 52" was over my 46" back in '08. Oh and has been stated above the trick for displaying hours on the 52" is exactly the same as the 46" model.
I calibrated all the inputs exactly the same as my 46" (instead of doing it from a test DVD the way I did on my 46" back in '08, which took days to tweak) and I'm happy to report the picture looks just as good, if not even a bit more punch to it(brighter whites, similar blacks). It's only 6" bigger but boy it sure seems bigger and will be nice, especially for wide screen BDs, all in all I'm very happy and thanks again to ed_in_tx for posting the secret code
It's nice to just know the hours are actually less than my 46" which again has been problem free. I can't explain why fritz1's shows so many hours but in the case of both mine I think the hours are accurate. The guy selling my 52" said it hadn't been used that often and from the hours I believe him.
Now I wonder if this thread will slumber for another year........and interestingly enough it was a year before that post that it sat dormant for a year.......Edited by jjeff - 2/2/13 at 3:56pm