A plasma television will continue to operate beyond the 1/2 brightness state at 100,000 hours. An LCD with traditional bulbs will dim over time, as will the back light in an LED panel. Lower the contrast and brightness to extend the life of your panel. Odds are pretty good you will be ready to upgrade to a new technology before these televisions reach the end of their useful life.
In addition to lower power consumption, the AQUOS LED Series is built to last longer - as a solid-state light source, LEDs generate less heat and are more durable, leading to a longer lifespan – an expected 100,000 hours, two thirds longer than traditional LCD TVs. This TV series also uses eco-friendly components and uses no mercury – LED is a mercury-free light source. The units house fewer components with a reduction of heavy metals, which makes for easy recycling and an overall carbon footprint reduction.
One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day.
* This measurement is based on the time taken for the brightness of the panel to reduce to half of its maximum level. The time taken to reach this level may vary depending on the image content and the environment where the TV is used. Image retention and malfunctions are not taken into account.
Panasonic Rates Its 1080p Plasma HDTV Line to Play 100,000 Hours to Half Brightness
NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, the market leader in Plasma
TVs, today announced that it is rating its best-selling line of 1080p
Plasma HDTVs to play for 100,000 hours before reaching half brightness.
Based upon the U.S. average daily viewing time of six and a half hours,
Panasonic 1080p Plasma HDTVs could on average take more than 42 years
before they reach half of their original brightness level. Panasonic rates
its current line of 720p Plasma HDTVs to play for 60,000 hours to half
brightness or 25 years at six and a half hours per day.
"This is a significant step for Panasonic Plasma and something we feel
is yet another differentiator for our Plasma HDTV products," said Dr. Paul
F. Liao, Chief Technology Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America.
"What makes this milestone even more significant is that this rating is to
half brightness, not until end of life cycle. Even after 42 years, on
average, our Plasma HDTVs could still be able to provide their owners with
clear, crisp colorful high definition images."
"This is yet another example of Panasonic's drive to provide consumers
with products that deliver true value on many levels -- from outstanding
picture quality, and reliability to more environmentally conscious products
as well," added Liao. "Last year we were the first flat panel manufacturer
to eliminate lead from all of our Panasonic Plasma displays. To date, we
remain the only flat panel manufacturer to do that. Now, with our 1080p
Plasma HDTVs rated at 100,000 hours to half brightness, our Plasma TVs
could provide consumers with significantly more years of viewing pleasure."