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elevation limit for new Panasonic plasma HDTV

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For the past couple of months I've been researching the replacement for my 36" Toshiba CRT, and had narrowed my interest down, but a nagging question lingered: altitude limitations for plasma HDTV's from Panasonic. A search here brought up the thread from 2007, but I thought to post the question to Panasonic. Here's their reply:

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Thank you for contacting Panasonic e-mail. We can assist with your inquiry. The maximum elevation for the TCP50V10 is 8500 ft. The pressure may be too high at your current elevation for the TV to work properly. Thank you for contacting Panasonic.

As my front door is considerably higher than that ( +900ft), it looks like I'll be focusing solely on LCD displays. Yes, I have the same inquiry out to Samsung also, but no reply yet (though I'd be astonished if theirs was certified to 9,500ft).
post #2 of 9
In another forum they said the v10 was rated by panasonic to 9100ft.
May have to mount some fans as it will run hotter up there.
post #3 of 9
Panasonic Plasma panels are rated for 9,100 feet according to Panasonic documents, and have been for a few years now.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Many thanks for the replies, though I am a little confused when their customer support email answer sets a lower elevation limit than you assert.

Randy, are the documents to which you refer available for download from Panasonic?
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Originally Posted by Katzen View Post

Many thanks for the replies, though I am a little confused when their customer support email answer sets a lower elevation limit than you assert.

Randy, are the documents to which you refer available for download from Panasonic?

One link that i saved was a PDF of a 2008 Pro model brochure. I remember an earlier document where they raised the altitude rating from whatever it was previously to the current 9,100 rating. The Pro models use the same plasma panel as the consumer models so the altitude rating would carry over to all models of the same size range.

ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/pub/Panasoni...og_2008-10.pdf


OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Temperature 32°F 104°F (0°C 40°C)
Humidity 20% 80% (Non condensation)
Altitude 0 9,100 feet (0 2,800 m)
post #6 of 9
9500ft? Where do you live?
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Not too far from the Continental Divide.

Lots of really fresh air, loads of wildlife (including apex predators); a bit more than a rock's throw from the tree line. ( UV Index is probably about the same as the Australian outback - flatlanders typically turn medium-rare in half an hour in the summer in their shorts, etc.)

No paved roads for miles, no street signs to speak of, not a popular area for tourists either (no ski slopes/resorts).

Paradise!
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Thread Starter 
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Thank you for contacting Samsung Electronics.

We understand you want to know the altitude of the plasma TV. You want to know the panel life for the TV.

Plasma TVs do not operate properly above 6500 feet (approximately 1950 meters) and in most cases will
buzz loudly at or above that altitude. Consequently, Samsung does not sell a Plasma TV designed to be used
above 6500 feet. The life span for the TV is 60,000 viewing hours.

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us.

Thank you,
Samsung Online Support.

Okay, that definitively takes any Samsung plasma out of the decision-making remaining!
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Originally Posted by Katzen View Post

Not too far from the Continental Divide.

Lots of really fresh air, loads of wildlife (including apex predators); a bit more than a rock's throw from the tree line. ( UV Index is probably about the same as the Australian outback - flatlanders typically turn medium-rare in half an hour in the summer in their shorts, etc.)

No paved roads for miles, no street signs to speak of, not a popular area for tourists either (no ski slopes/resorts).

Paradise!

hahahaha! +1 :-D
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