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I 've reading/hearing more and more lately about plasmas loosing their

brightness or fading over time...3yrs to be exact. Is this a valid concern?


Mine is about 14mo old with many viewing hours...so I've 22mo to go.... :rolleyes:
 

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Based on what the experts say they do fade over time. However, they are bright to start with (the brightness setting on my 1-year old Panny was set way down below the midpoint a year ago and have stayed there since) and the time interval is fairly long. My guess is that even in 10 years you will be able to calibrate the brightness to your taste.


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Yeah, what he said!

The newer plasmas are reported to give ya about 40-60 thousand hours before they wink out.

I'd expect the half life of these sets to be about as bright as when you first got it.

Cheers, VB
 

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Maybe after 10+ years it might be 1/2 the brightness (they are rated for 60,000 hours or so) but thats still brighter than CRTs after 10 years! CRTs lose brightness over time too.
 

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The earlier plasmas were rated at 10-20,000 hrs. Now I'm hearing 40-60,000 hrs. Have the newer ones really improved, or are they just starting to acquire real-life longevity data that allows them to raise the spec?
 

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Originally posted by ed2day
The earlier plasmas were rated at 10-20,000 hrs. Now I'm hearing 40-60,000 hrs. Have the newer ones really improved, or are they just starting to acquire real-life longevity data that allows them to raise the spec?
My guess is that both.
 
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