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Old 05-08-08, 02:36 AM   #25
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Remember that the 100 000 hours mentioned here is half brightness and does not equal life-expectancy. It's very rare to find electronics that have lasted over 5+years, much less 18.
I know a lot of friends and family who have gone through more than 5 TVs during the last 18 years, because they all eventually break down. You just got a nice set, and it's nice that it has lasted you this long, but it's an exception and not the rule.
I have:

1 - 27" ProScan that I purchased in 1992 which my kid now has in his room for his video games
1 - 27" Magnavox that my father-in-law purchased in 1994 and then gave me for my office
1 - 32" GE that was purchased in 1996 which is in my bedroom

None have ever been in the shop for any repair and all work great at the moment... I would have to disagree on your "exception and not the rule" theory.
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Old 05-08-08, 03:22 AM   #26
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Me too. My TV's seem to last forever. The TV we use for the security camera here at work is at least 25 years old.

The only TV that's not too old and is starting to die is my parents Akai 28", it's about 10 year old now. My 8 y.o 32" Tosh works like new and my 15y.o Sony is still going strong
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Old 05-13-08, 07:34 PM   #27
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My family has a small 13" color TV they use as a guest bedroom TV. We bought it in 1984. Still works fantastic, though obviously doesn't support cable without a separate tuner. I remember playing my Atari 2600 on it after we bought it.
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Old 05-13-08, 08:50 PM   #28
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Most electronics these days are not built for the long haul like things used to be made. Sorry to sound like an old fart but I truly believe this.
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Old 05-20-08, 07:12 PM   #29
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if I tried to run Crysis @ 1080i it would run like crap but if you have the graphics horsepower to run games like that then 1080p makes sense.

Im sticking with my 37" 720p till decent TV's get much cheaper and I have use for one.

The way I see it, If you can see the pixels at the distance you sit from the TV then you should upgrade.
lol I can see the pixels on my 24" Benq 241fpw monitor. Should I upgrade? Im around 2 feet away.
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Old 06-01-08, 01:46 PM   #30
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Not talking about gaming or monitors but more the RGnB pixels on a TV,
but thats the reason I use a CRT monitor
LCD is crap and blocky forcing you to use more AA and need a faster graphics card to get the same result.
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Old 06-02-08, 02:40 AM   #31
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Although we went kinda off topic... I have a 26 inch Zenith, that was bought in 1988, in went through a house fire and was paid for by the insurance. "The controls on the set were melted along with all the outside being charred black".

I just happened to check it to see if it worked and amazingly it did and still does to this day. The pic is still perfect for a standard res set. It's in my workout room.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:29 PM   #32
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Care to elaborate? Last time I checked plasmas were beating the crap out of LCDs in almost every aspect of picture quality there is. Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Pioneer have all increased their plasma production and the new models are tons better than their lcd counterparts.



Guess which of those are LCD?

Looks to me like the LCD's (on the far right) have the contrast way up, backlight to 100% and also set on like "Vivid" or something like that. My own 42" LCD does not look like that for dark scenes. I can also set the backlight level on my LCD from 0 to 100%. I think I currently use 60%, i'll have to double check.
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Old 06-23-08, 08:06 PM   #33
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there is a little bit of miss informantion in this thread, as always. buying an LCD or plasma depends how much movie watching you do, when(night or day time watching) and also how much you value a natural picture. even though TVs are getting better there is still a lot of junk out there! spend the money and get a good t.v and you wont look back. 1080p isnt everything, but if you can buy a current model in 1080p why not. if i couldve i wouldve waited for the 9th gen pioneer 50inch 1080p, but i found 42inch at a realy good price and this time next year ill buy the 50 inch and move the 42 to the bed room, this way ill have 2 t.v for the price of one.



i bought a pioneer plasma 1024x 768. - but i made sure i bought a good one.

http://http://www.nvnews.net/vbullet...d.php?t=115139

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