Just curious if there are any studies, or reviews, or personal opinions on how many hours of life a modern Panasonic/Samsung/LG may have.
There are no studies or reviews about any TV's longevity that i know of, but my general experience with modern electronics over the past twenty ears is that there is always a small chance of a failure on anything that contains electronics be it a clock radio, a car, or a TV. Modern Plasmas actually tend to be more reliable than the old Tube TVs were. The more complicated the device, the higher chance that an internal component can fail. Sometimes that failure is within the first few days, other times it's within several months or several years.