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what does 60,000 Hour Panel Life really means?

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Does it mean, after 60,000 Hour Panel Life the tv would need another lamp?
post #2 of 8
LCDs don't have lamps
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Then how come some have 60,000 Hour Panel Life?
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Originally Posted by omeletpants View Post

LCDs don't have lamps

Oh yes they do! Most of them have multiple flourescent lamps. As far as the 60,000 hour claim: If they want to claim this, I hope they are willing to stand by it. If you watch your television 4 hours a day you should expect more than 40 years of service!
post #5 of 8
It's an estimation. For example, here is an article on plasmas:

What does 60,000 panel life really mean?



I've noticed a lot of LCD TV panels also making this boast. To me, though, it means that the Panel/TV will probably last as long as a CRT TV. From the article:

"This is a longer life than a tube based television."


In my short 48 years, the average color CRT lasted about 10-15 years. Plasmas, evidently, started off with fairly short lives. So, I think the statement is more of a statement about the longevity of the TV set... that it will last as long as CRTs of previous generations.

I am simply hoping for reasonable longevity. 10 years would be great, 20 years would be better (at less than 4-6 hours per day).
post #6 of 8
What does it mean? It could last that long............last bit of data I saw had the avg lifespan of HDTVs @ 3 - 4 years.
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Originally Posted by Spidergames View Post

Does it mean, after 60,000 Hour Panel Life the tv would need another lamp?

It means that the panel could run for 60000 hours. It does not mean any other part of the tv will last that long.

After every other part has been replaced (6000 dollars later) the panel will still be good.
post #8 of 8
Think of it like this. If your tv died of old age it would be 60000 hours old. But how many illnesses and surgeries were performed in it's lifetime?
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