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Old 10-28-20, 01:20 PM
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What is the current lifespan of your TV?

I have a 47 inch Samsung 4K smart TV that's going on 4 years now. I bought it in November of 2016 and it's still working.

What about the rest of you?
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

I have a Panasonic Plasma 50" that I bought in 2009, still going strong, just moved it to another room when I went 4K.
Old 10-28-20, 01:26 PM
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I upgraded from an old plasma with some burn-in to a LG OLED this past holiday during after Christmas sales. I'm hoping to get 10 years out of it.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

Oldest I have is a Sharp 52" 1080p - from 2008. Cost nearly $3K and has survived a direct lightning strike to our house and another power surge a couple of years after.

Other 3 TV's currently in use are between 2-5 years old at this time.
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My first non-crt tv screen from the mid-2000s, died about two years ago. It appears the power supply went kaput. Haven't replaced it yet.

My second non-crt tv screen from around 2010, is still my main tv. (A samsung 55"). Once this screen goes dead, it will be replaced immediately.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

We still watch the Panasonic 42" plasma that I bought in 2008.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My 50 inch from 09 and 60 inch from 13 Panasonic plasmas are still going strong. Some burn in on the 60 inch.
My current main tv is a Sony 900h. It’s about two weeks old.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

Brought a 46" Samsung 1080p back in te day with 5 year warranty. BB came out & replaced a couple of capacitors 4.5 yrs later. Gave it to my
brother & snl & it lasted 5 years more. Next was 50" Panny plasma & only lasted 2.5 yrs.Current TV is the Samsung UN58J5190AFXZA. The
5 year warranty will end 01/2021.

Brought my Mom a 50" Sharp after the 42" 720p Panny plasma kicked the bucket. Also a few years ago brought a TCL 49S405 for downstairs.
The picture quality in 1080p or 4K looks the same. But for under $200 what the heck.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My main TV is a 46" Samsung 1080p LCD that I bought in 2010. I paid about $1350 for it at the time. It is still working fine, but too keep it working find I had to replaces a couple of capacitors a couple of years ago. It only cost me $40 to fix it, and that included buying soldering equipment. I was pretty pleased with myself that I was able to do it considering that I had never soldered anything before.

I'm probably going to replace it with a 4K unit very soon though (as soon as I get a PS5, most likely), and move the old unit to the basement (and the basement TV to my daughter's room). I expect the new unit to be much cheaper than my last one.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

I have 32 in Samsung LCD tv in my bedroom that will be 9 years old on Christmas. The Sony LCD TV in the living room is at least ten years old. I keep wanting to get a new one, but I think I'm going to wait until they die.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My 1st HDTV, which was a Dinex 27" 720p, died about a year or so ago after about 9 years. It was basically being used by my Dad since he just needs a TV and doesn't give a shit about picture and such.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

One LG 42" from 2009. Still going fine, although I have repaired it twice. A minor repair, but for someone not willing to poke around, it would've been done for.

Another LG 65" approx 8 years old. Occasionally, it has a problem with local dimming in one segment. Boosting the backlight, slightly, seems to alleviate it. It's done this a couple of times. Hopefully it won't get bad enough that I need to repair it. I wouldn't look forward to disassembling a 65" screen.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

I have a Panasonic 43" LCD TV that will be 10 years old in January and is still in great shape. Finally upgraded when I came across a clearance model Samsung 65" 4k with all the bells and whistles and paid less than I did a decade ago.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

The colors on my Sony LCD from 2006ish kept getting whacked out so I went 4K last month.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

I've never had a TV die on me.

Had an old 19" TV from 1995 till 2009 when I gave it away to a friend and it's still working today.
I was given a 19" LCD just prior to that... and well I gave that to a friend last year and it's still working today.
In 2011 I bought a 1080p 40" LCD TV, and in 2018 I sold it to a friend and it's still working today.
In 2015 I was given 720p 32" LCD TV, and in 2018 it became my daughters TV.
In 2017 I bought a 4K 40" LCD TV, and it's my main use TV today.
In 2018 I bought an RV which came with a 720p 28" LCD TV wall mounted. It still works today.

I don't have any plans or intentions to buy another TV anytime in the foreseeable future. I'm actually looking at possibly purchasing a couple 1440p 144hz gaming monitors though in a few months.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

I've had a Vizio 4k tv about three months now.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My mother's Sharp Aquos from 2009 is still working.

Last time I saw it, it had developed some banding issues (dark streaks down the screen) and had some image retention issues.

It can retain images rather easily, mostly static graphics (she watches a lot of QVC, and there's a constant graphic box on there) and news channels that have static graphics, and those can leave colored spots on the screen, but they go eventually go away.

The banding, if that's what it is, are dark streaks -- there's a big blotch that runs along the top edge of the screen, and then dark streaks that run down the screen vertically. They're generally only visible under certain conditions, like when the image on the screen is mostly gray. They're difficult to see in bright scenes.

Other than that, the picture is still pretty good. The image is pretty sharp and the colors are strong.

She also runs it constantly; eight-to-sixteen hours a day. She leaves it on even when she isn't watching it, so it's probably gotten more use than a typical eleven to twelve year-old set.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

My Sharp TV got a slight “blotch” in the upper left corner after just a year or so. One reason why I sold it and got a LG nearly 4 years ago, haven’t had any such problems with it.

My parents are still using a Samsung LCD bought in 2009 and it still works like new. I don’t know how much or little they use it, probably not as much as I use mine.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

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I have 32 in Samsung LCD tv in my bedroom that will be 9 years old on Christmas. The Sony LCD TV in the living room is at least ten years old. I keep wanting to get a new one, but I think I'm going to wait until they die.
After talking with my sister, the tv in the living room is 15 years old.
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I have never had a TV that failed before. One old tube tv that got dropped and blew the tube but nothing has ever broken from remaining stationary.

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My parents had a 10 year old Sony die this week. But it was one of those models that only old people seem to have. You know the kind without an 'off' button & only gets Fox News, I tend to think it probably committed suicide.
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Come to think of it I've only had one 13" black and white TV from the 1960s die on me in the late 1980s. That was the only TV that died on me in all my 47 years. Of course, before the 2000s people actually repaired TVs unlike today where if it breaks, you chuck it out ...errr... "recycle" it.

I currently have a 32" Toshiba (2006), a 40" Sony (2009) and a 55" Toshiba (2012) which all still work well. I've managed to sell my old TVs before they broke down or became too expensive to repair.
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Re: What is the current lifespan of your TV?

Our living room tv is a 65" Sony X850C. It's about 5 years and gets a LOT of use. We've got a 40" Samsung in the bedroom that's about the same age.
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Bought my 55" LG 55LW5600 LED-LCD 3D HDTV Sept. 2011, and it's still working great. It's my main Laptop computer screen so since the pandemic, it's been on an average, 12 - 15 hrs a day. According to my Product/Service Info screen, Used Time: 32,779.
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14 year old 65inch DLP, replaced the bulb many times, and had the processor swapped once, which is why I’ve let it hang on... I placed an order for a new 65inch OLED from Costco coming Tuesday, can’t wait!

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