How Old Is Your Flat Panel Tv?
Posted 23 August 2010 - 02:00 PM
You see at work as people are rapidly buying up to get into digital I often hear that their old CRT tv is about 20 years old.
Which is great for the old tech.
But we are also getting many repeat flat panel buyers because their existing newer tech TV's are kicking the bucket?
As yet I don't know of any that have made it past 7 years,perhaps this was approximately the time that they started to take off.
I mean when they first appeared they were in excess of 20K...ouch!!( about 10 years ago IRRC)
So only the very well healed would contemplate such a purchase back then.
It seems many are carking it nowadays after about 3-4 years because they are just economical to repair
Posted 23 August 2010 - 02:11 PM
I have a 6 year old Fujitsu plasma panel. IMO you still can't beat its rich, natural colours.
Edited by jsk38, 23 August 2010 - 02:12 PM.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 04:07 PM
anyway his dad had a 42 that cost 60k......At that time we had just bought a 42' top of the line Pioneer for 7k ish. And i noticed that the picture quality of my friends was crap. The price you pay for getting new technology back in the day. No idea when he bought it
Posted 03 September 2010 - 02:32 PM
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:25 PM
The picture is still fantastic even with today's standards and i believe equally as good as my x series Panasonic for normal TV viewing if not better.
however i could purchase a 65inch panel and get change left over for how much i paid for it back then and i probably could not give the panel away now, but i still love it!!!
Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:53 PM
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 05:14 PM
The kuro though if went bung, would want them to fix. Don't want to be replacing it with anything
Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:24 AM
Panny. 42" 6 Years old & $5000, built like a tank and going great, picture/contrast still good(touch wood).No HDMI is the only niggle.
Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:34 AM
Posted 13 September 2010 - 03:00 PM
It broke a couple of years ago, out of warranty, 2 boards failed, 300 later all good again. Have been considering getting a new plasma 54" or similar, but haven't.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:45 PM
My fathers ten year old 58" looks positively rubbish .
Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:00 PM
Four houses ago so it must be about that.
Still going great (touch wood).
Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:55 AM
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:23 PM
I live in hope Pioneer will start making TV's again one day so I can upgrade ....
Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:55 PM
Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:28 PM
Bought in 2003, still working. no inbuilt tuner. bought for $4k
Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:31 PM