Go Back TV - Video - Vintage Television & Radio Forums > Flat Panels & Digital Format

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2016, 11:42 AM
Eric H's Avatar
Eric H Eric H is offline
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: So. Calif
Posts: 11,388
I guess us Plasma users can now be considered Luddites.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 01:15 PM
Jeffhs's Avatar
Jeffhs Jeffhs is offline
<----Zenith C845
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fairport Harbor, Ohio (near Lake Erie)
Posts: 3,581
When are people going to get off this "LCD TVs only last two years or until the warranty runs out, whichever comes first" thing? The first LED/LCD flat screens may have had that short a lifespan, but the technology has improved a great deal since then. I know someone who has had her LCD flat screens (she has two in her house) for much longer than two years; both sets still work well. My own 19" FP is now five years old and works every bit as well as the day I purchased it.

Certainly, there are always going to be instances in which FP TVs fail within 2 years or less due to design flaws, faulty components, etc. but as a rule, if a FP TV lasts through the warranty without problems, the set will probably work for years. VK member EdinTX has an LCD FP with at least 50000 hours on it (as I just read in a post on VK from him this morning); the set apparently still works well.
Jeff, WB8NHV

Collecting, restoring and enjoying vintage Zenith radios since 2002

Zenith. Gone, but not forgotten.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2018, 09:16 PM
mbates14 mbates14 is offline
VideoKarma Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 951
To drudge up this old thread, my Samsung LCd monitor died last year, and it was purchased new in 2007. so I got 10 years out of it.

Then I have a Chimei monitor I purchased 6 months later and its still going right now. so 11 years so far, and going.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2018, 01:20 AM
Electronic M's Avatar
Electronic M Electronic M is offline
M is for Memory
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pewaukee/Delafield Wi
Posts: 10,397
I picked up a Sony super-fine-pitch HD CRT so I've got the best of both worlds in picture quality...And the worst of both in physical packaging specks.
Tom C.

What I want. -->

Reading between the scan lines since the mid 2000's.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ęCopyright 2012, All rights reserved.