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Old 12-21-20, 12:26 PM
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My main TV, a Sony Bravia 32-inch set, was purchased in August 2007 and is still working fine. It was August 8, the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death and TCM was running a bunch of his movies and I watched VIVA LAS VEGAS on the new set.

My bedroom set, a 19-inch Insignia ($69) which I bought because it was the only 19-inch set with a headphone jack, was purchased in 2017 and still going fine.

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Old 12-21-20, 07:55 PM
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46" Sony Bravia from May 2011. Zero issues. Still love it. I remember the month and year because my friend had to help me pick it up from Best Buy and we saw Hangover 2 in the theater beforehand.


My office TV - 24" LG - is only a couple months old. I mainly have it on in the background (baseball, football, news) while I'm on my desktop computer.


And then I still have a 19" Sharp tube TV that I bought in 1999 with my allowance money (I was 15). Why am I keeping it? So I can still play my N64! Playing a N64 on a HDTV looks horrible and gives a massive headache



Old 12-22-20, 03:40 PM
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Main screen in the living room probably gets replaced when it comes up to 10 years. Not that it's not in decent condition but we're usually swayed by some great deal and then we hand it off
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My main TV in my home theatre is a 75” Sony 4K. 3 years old, still works great (it damn well better for the price).
My old main TV was a 50” Panasonic 1080, purchased in 2009. That still works very well. I moved it into our utility, storage, gym room. It was too good to get rid of.
I had a rear projection TV before that one and it would crap out, have to get new bulbs, etc. Trashed it.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My 42" 1080p Toshiba LCD from 2009 is still going strong. It's funny because the original one we bought was a dud (the back light never worked ) We use it in the spare bedroom only.
My 65" 4K LG OLED from 2018 still works fine, but I had the panel replaced (for free!) after 6500 hours of use and some pretty distracting red degradation. New panel looks excellent.
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Our main TV is a 70" Sony Bravia, it will be six years old on Boxing Day. It has some slight banding issues, and the 3D never worked that great on it, I'd love to replace it with an 80" 4K set, but that will be a hard sell for my wife.

Our oldest current TV is a 32" Insignia from 2007 in our bedroom that still works fine, but we hardly ever use it, so I guess that's why it's lasted 13 years.

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Panny 50" plasma purchased 12/07
Still works as good as new - though I am about to pull the trigger on a new TV once I figure out what to get.
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My current Hisense HDTV is 3 or 4 years old. The 21" Mitsubishi CRT I had before that was going on 30 years old and still working.
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I still have a 21" Mits CRT that is at least 25 years old, and it still works perfectly! Those things are workhorses, and I'll never get rid of mine. Perfect for properly displaying 4x3 images at sub 720x480 resolutions, such as when playing old DOS games.
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Old 12-31-20, 07:53 PM
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Previous to the 65" Vizio LED I bought earlier this year, my previous 27"-32" LCDs lasted anywhere from 8-10+ years.

One of them I still have and will hookup in another room eventually and the other I sold on Craigslist for cheap years ago.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

I have a Samsung 32" 720p HDTV that I've had since 2008. It's started to have pixelated lines on the screen when I turn it on but they go away after a few minutes. I'd like to upgrade to a 4k TV this year.
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You’ll definitely benefit in seeing the huge difference when you get a 4K, especially if you get one with HDR and/or Dolby Vision.
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You’ll definitely benefit in seeing the huge difference when you get a 4K, especially if you get one with HDR and/or Dolby Vision.
I'm starting to look at tvs but it probably going to be a few more months as I have a few other expenses to get through right now. I was looking at this Sony TV.
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The 43" tv would be a good size for my living room and it includes HDR and Dolby Vision.
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Old 03-29-21, 01:58 PM
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My 65" LG LED TV is only five years old, but I'm thinking of upgrading to a larger (77") OLED once the reviews of the new 2021 models come out...there's nothing wrong with my set as-is, I just want to make the OLED upgrade soon. The downside? Losing 3D capability - although, honestly, I only use it a couple times a year.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

Got my Sony 900f last May, in lieu of being able to go to Las Vegas. Moved the 4-year-old Samsung KS8000 upstairs. I generally upgrade TVs as often as I buy a new car, which is to say I do so probably much more often than I should.
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