Originally Posted by p59teitel
Per the 5080 Service Manual, there is one fan on the 5080, located on the "multi-base" section.
Anyway this is some more information on the 5010 fans.
I have been reading the service manual and found there are actually 4 fans on the 5010. Three external fans which can be seen at the top and one internal fan.
The fans are variable and there is a chart which gives temperatures.
Looks like they would come at low speed around 96.8F. High speed on the external around 116F. The internal fan has different temps.
Also I found this kind of interesting. The panel itself has temperature protection by plasma discharge which lowers the plasma count which in turn lowers brightness.
Also protection against panel cracking. Apparently even a bright window on the panel can cause enough of a difference in temperature in that area which then again it protects itself with plasma discharge.
Im just wondering if all of the plasma TVs from various manufacturers have all of this protection or is Pioneer the only one that takes this much precaution.