Originally Posted by Steezus Christ
I thought I read that some plasma models can now last 120,000 hours before they reach their half life. I am not finding that article and I was wondering if that was the case or not. It seems like this years crop say 60,000 hours and I thought 2 years ago they were starting to reach 80,000 hours. What is going on???
First of all, let's be realistic about these numbers. What does 60,000 hour half life mean?
I believe it means if you keep your TV on for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in 6.85 YEARS, the max brightness would half of what it was capable of. Not dead, just half as bright for the max brightness.
A more realistic, yet still extreme number, would be 10 hours a day for 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year means it would last 16.44 YEARS, before it was not as bright.
Keep in mind, you are never using it at full brightness anyways.
So my question to you is: Does it even matter???