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I have a (nearly) 5-year old plasma with NO DEAD/STUCK pixels... am I lucky?

Is anyone here with a 5yr old plasma as fortunate as me?

I have a Viera G20 that I bought brand new back in 2010. Other than the slightly increased black level the G20 has been super reliable... no burn-in and dead or stuck pixels.

50 inch Panasonic Viera ST60 (only used for movies)
50 inch Panasonic Viera G20 (only used for sports & gaming)
46 inch Panasonic Viera G10 (retired)
50 inch Pioneer Elite 111FD (ISF-Calibrated by Chad B) http://hdtvbychadb.com/isf-calibration

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It's not that you're lucky, it's more like you're not unlucky since you aren't experiencing any problems. My Plasmas are all working fine as well, as they are for countless other owners around the world who are not having problems. The TVs are simply operating the way they were meant to, nuthin lucky about it.

Now i hope i didn't just jinx us
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When I retired my 50PX60U for a 60ZT60 it had more than 5,000 hours on it and no dead/stuck pixels. I don't even recall the vintage of that set for sure; 2006, give or take.

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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I don't think any of my HDTVs has a dead pixel.

I know the 42" panasonic plasma I use as a bedroom TV doesn't because the pixels are fairly large and it would be easy to see a dead or stuck one. That set is about 3 years old. I've doen some casual inspecting of my f8500 and I don't see any but I'm not going to run any dead pixel tests.

I did run a dead pixel test on my LG 55LS5700 in the past year and it didn't have any. I haven't watched my Samsung A330 in a long time because it's relegated to guest room duty but I did check the pixels on it a few years ago and it also came up clean.
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When I retired my 50PX60U for a 60ZT60 it had more than 5,000 hours on it and no dead/stuck pixels. I don't even recall the vintage of that set for sure; 2006, give or take.
Yeah, measuring in hours rather than the year of purchase is a bit more meaningful. Only 5000 hours for retirement, though? My Samsung PN59D8000 (coming up on 4 years of service so far) has 9286 hours as of this moment. No stuck pixels...nor am I expecting any.
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Yeah, measuring in hours rather than the year of purchase is a bit more meaningful. Only 5000 hours for retirement, though? My Samsung PN59D8000 (coming up on 4 years of service so far) has 9286 hours as of this moment. No stuck pixels...nor am I expecting any.
Forgot to mention that my Viera G20 has +/- 25,000 hours, and is usually on for 12-15 hours a day in the living room.

It's also connected using this equipment
http://www.amazon.com/APC-LE1200-Aut...tage+regulator

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50 inch Panasonic Viera G20 (only used for sports & gaming)
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Forgot to mention that my Viera G20 has +/- 25,000 hours, and is usually on for 12-15 hours a day in the living room.

It's also connected using this equipment
http://www.amazon.com/APC-LE1200-Aut...tage+regulator
Why? You have unusual power issues in your area?
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Is anyone here with a 5yr old plasma as fortunate as me?

I have a Viera G20 that I bought brand new back in 2010. Other than the slightly increased black level the G20 has been super reliable... no burn-in and dead or stuck pixels.

And there's an easy fix for that just so you know

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/167-pl...overnight.html
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I have a Panasonic plasma TV that I bought in 2003. When I retired it last year, it still worked perfectly. No dead or stuck pixels, no burn in, picture still looked good. However, the picture quality on my 60ZT60 is much much better!
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Yeah, measuring in hours rather than the year of purchase is a bit more meaningful. Only 5000 hours for retirement, though? My Samsung PN59D8000 (coming up on 4 years of service so far) has 9286 hours as of this moment. No stuck pixels...nor am I expecting any.

Retirement as in upgrade. I still have the older set, just don't use it.


It's only me in the house and I'm often out. So, the TV is mainly on for just a few hours some nights and maybe more on some weekends if I'm not at the GF's place or wherever. In the summer I spend fair bit of time on other things, motorcycling, boating/fishing, etc. As well, I used to travel for a couple weeks at a time on business but that travel has slowed down over the last year or two.

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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Can someone tell me a way to check the hours on my 2007 Panasonic TH-50PX600U? Mine has been on at least 8 hours a day since it was purchased. I would love to know how many hours are on the old girl. She still looks new!
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Can someone tell me a way to check the hours on my 2007 Panasonic TH-50PX600U? Mine has been on at least 8 hours a day since it was purchased. I would love to know how many hours are on the old girl. She still looks new!
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I have a Panasonic plasma TV that I bought in 2003. When I retired it last year, it still worked perfectly. No dead or stuck pixels, no burn in, picture still looked good. However, the picture quality on my 60ZT60 is much much better!
Just out of curiosity: how much did you pay?

HDTVs came to my area around that time. I think the first one I saw in person was at Circuit City and it was like $9999.99. My tongue hit the floor but I knew buying one was a ways away.
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Just out of curiosity: how much did you pay?

HDTVs came to my area around that time. I think the first one I saw in person was at Circuit City and it was like $9999.99. My tongue hit the floor but I knew buying one was a ways away.
I got a really good price at the time: $3,200 delivered.
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Be careful. Not responsible for accidents or screwed up TVs.

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...ur-plasma.html
Thanks I used this method and it resulted in the following after converting:
33879 hours of viewing
or 1,411.625 days
or 3.86 years

Anyone have more on their plasma than that?

WOW and it still works and looks PERFECT! I sure miss Panasonic Plasmas.
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Thanks I used this method and it resulted in the following after converting:
33879 hours of viewing
or 1,411.625 days
or 3.86 years

Anyone have more on their plasma than that?

WOW and it still works and looks PERFECT! I sure miss Panasonic Plasmas.
That is a lot of tv on time! I thought mine was bad but you make me feel better Still, now that I do that calc, I'm at 386 plus days! Over a year! I gotta go outside more....
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Thanks I used this method and it resulted in the following after converting:
33879 hours of viewing
or 1,411.625 days
or 3.86 years

Anyone have more on their plasma than that?

WOW and it still works and looks PERFECT! I sure miss Panasonic Plasmas.
I had a Panasonic PH10 with 34,xxx hours on it, still looked great but there was a very feint lettering left behind from years of running advertising loops, nothing you could see in real content just on yellow or white slides
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I had a Panasonic PH10 with 34,xxx hours on it, still looked great but there was a very feint lettering left behind from years of running advertising loops, nothing you could see in real content just on yellow or white slides

Wow yours has more hours than mine? I thought I would have the record lol. Congrats. There was nothing like a Panasonic Plasma was there? I could kick myself for not buying the ST, VT, or ZT at BB when they went on sale back in late 2012. I thought about it but wasn't paying attention to the Panasonic announcement that they were going to stop producing them for the rip off thats called 4K.
Now some of those Pannys are in the 7K range if you can find one new in the box.
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There was nothing like a Panasonic Plasma was there?

I like to think there is something "special" or "magical" about the picture of a Panny. Maybe it is just wishful thinking or my own preference, however biased.


Some describe the Panny picture as being more cinematic, in comparison to a Sammy which is more digital or artificial. Maybe the sense trying to be conveyed is the Panny is more "lifelike" or "real," either [actually] or to the mind's eye sense of real to the movie world...which may be some what idealized within the mind and the medium of the art itself.
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I like to think there is something "special" or "magical" about the picture of a Panny. Maybe it is just wishful thinking or my own preference, however biased.


Some describe the Panny picture as being more cinematic, in comparison to a Sammy which is more digital or artificial. Maybe the sense trying to be conveyed is the Panny is more "lifelike" or "real," either [actually] or to the mind's eye sense of real to the movie world...which may be some what idealized within the mind and the medium of the art itself.
I think the Samsung TV's are more likely to display a pronounced soap opera effect. I for once, can't stand it, but some people allegedly like it.


I have had a very hard time the last year shopping for a TV to replace my 7 year old Panasonic plasma. It is a 50", been through 3 moves (dropped once), and still works perfectly, and looks almost as good as the day I got it. There is nothing at the big box stores that I would replace it with. I was considering a sony XBR for my basement TV, but just wasn't happy with it for the price. I settled on a JVC projector.


If Panasonic could just make a 100" Plasma for a reasonable price......
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If Panasonic could just make a 100" Plasma for a reasonable price......

...And be able to roll it up and ship it in a tube...


Maybe OLED will one day achieve that dream...

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...And be able to roll it up and ship it in a tube...


Maybe OLED will one day achieve that dream...
Hahah - the roll up and shipping would be a neat feature, but unlikely in any time soon with any technology.
Even my projector screen was an ordeal to get home.
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