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I was at JB the other day and seen some wonderful TV's on display. The salesman asked can i help you?, I said to him i'm just looking and maybe an upgrade soon but i mentioned that i'm waiting for both of my Panasonic TV's to die. He laughed and made me think all these new lovely TV's on display won't last 10 years.

 

Both my Pana's just won't die..... Not even from a lighting strike... well that's a bit over the top but i just can't see the point of upgrading both perfectly working TV's. One was built from 2009 (37" LCD) & the other from 2011 (50" V10 Plasma).

 

I'm worried when they need to be replaced that the new TV's will only last 4 years if i'm lucky. 

 

P.s I have 3 x Sonic 40" LED (E40W13AU) from employees with faults at my work. I've repaired one, the other had a faulty LED strip..(Bin) and the last one has a faulty main board. There not even 4 years old. DO NOT BUY THIS BRAND!!!!!!

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Could wait for a couple of more years for OLED technology to mature, and prices to come down.

I see your fancy TV’s and raise you our Loewe Xelos CRT, which remains our only telly!  I’ve replaced the same blown fuse 3 times - it blows every 6yrs or so.....!

my pioneer kuro(last and best) is coming unto 10 years old... nope no sign of imminent death or anything     doesnt worry me ... can keep doing what it its doing ....

Yep I still have an old 50" plasma Panasonic kicking on strong as well as a 43" Pioneer also have more modern Samsung and LG plasma's which are showing no signs of slowing down can't see a reason to replace them apart from the good feeling of buying something new.

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I shocked the Loewe rep at a recent exhibition when I said that there was a major problem with their TVs.  She recoiled in surprised shock.  I said that they do not wear out and I did not need a new one for my now 13 year old TV which is still as good as the day I bought it. 

John

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my pioneer kuro(last and best) is coming unto 10 years old... nope no sign of imminent death or anything :D 

 

doesnt worry me ... can keep doing what it its doing ....

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My 58" V series is still going strong too.

 

I'm planning to replace it with a new 65" Panasonic OLED this year. Seems a bit sad as there's nothing wrong with it, but I want to get on that 4k bandwagon as I'm streaming at that quality now...

 

The 58" will live on in the bedroom though.

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don't take any notice of the sales person, when I was shopping for my 75" they were all trying to tell me to buy a samsung.

I think they are paid a higher commission to unload the samsung tv's.  when I went into HN the second time to look at the pansonic 

I stated to the sales person I wanted to look at the panasonic and he stated very good choice. I asked him wasn't he going to tell me samsung was a better tv.  this guy knew what he was talking about.  

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I have a ten year old Panasonic that's just been replaced by a 60 series 50 inch.  The 60 series definitely has a better picture especially on HD material but the old plasma has much better sound.  I found out how to get the screen hours and the old one has around 7000 which over ten years seems to be surprisingly low.   I put the old Pana on Ebay and it sold for not a whole lot.  The buyer never contacted me so it's still sitting here.    Guess I should advertise it FS on SNA.

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I have a ten year old Panasonic that's just been replaced by a 60 series 50 inch.  The 60 series definitely has a better picture especially on HD material but the old plasma has much better sound.  I found out how to get the screen hours and the old one has around 7000 which over ten years seems to be surprisingly low.   I put the old Pana on Ebay and it sold for not a whole lot.  The buyer never contacted me so it's still sitting here.    Guess I should advertise it FS on SNA.
Thats happened to me before. I guess 3 months would be enough time to be safe
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My ~2010   P54V20A is still going strong.    Best $100 I've ever spent  (bought used with intermittent power issue, but has been fine for me).       Because of the fault I've been expecting death at any moment but it refuses to go.       I've got no need for 4K at the moment so I'm happy for it to hang around while I continue to watch OLED prices come down.    

 

the V20A replaced an older 42" plasma which I subsequently gave to my sister and is also still ticking along fine.  

 

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I do have an LG C8 65" OLED but only due to the failure of a great Samsung plasma under insurance - would not have actually purchased OLED yet. I believe the 4K format has a lot more maturing to do yet. 4k material looks great (mostly youtube), my Bluray player upscales to 4K so the Blurays look good too (once I get an actual native 4k player it will be great), however there's a bit to be desired in smoothness / judder department and sub 1080 FTA tv (including ondemand) looks pretty crap/rough - totally outshined by my old plasma. Shame there was no (cost effective?) way to implement 4K on plasma. I am actually questioning whether consumer ever needed anything better than 1080p res and how much of a marketing ploy (get your upgrade bug going) is the whole 4K/8K urgency. There is an improvement - definitely, however is it as much as is being spruiked - don't know and very much doubt it.

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Hi All,

 

Another with a 10yo Panasonic 50" plasma that to me doesn't look any different than when new.

 

I also have a 58" Samsung plasma, about the same age, which since Christmas time has developed a faint purple hue across the top of the screen, it is about 5mm wide and only shows up when there is a white or very pale colour in that area. If some has had a similar problem, do you know how long it may take before failure??

 

Cheers,

 

JJ

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My 42 inch Pana is now 12 years old and still works like new :)

I do have 4 more, they are 2011, 2014 and 2015 models - so, hopefully they will all keep working. (They are in my house as well as parents.)

When I can get NBN and free to air quality TV I may upgrade to 4K, but at the moment my Panasonics are doing well.

 

By the way I bought a Loewe in 2000. It was a great TV except that it could not handle temperature changes - interesting problem as it was close to our wood stove in Adelaide which means there were lots of temparature changes. Cost me  about $350 every few  years to fix. Finally died at age 11 due to a lightning strike

 

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I went from  a perfectly working Sony Trinitron KV HR 36 crt TV to the last of the Plasma's  Panasonic VIERA  65' VT60 Series the month they stopped making them around 2014. I too wont upgrade until the Plasma dies or TVs are replaced with Holograms...

Stump

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I to have a 10 year old 50" panansonic plasma still going strong, plus a 60" Viera VT60 series when they stopped making them in 2014 and won't be replacing them either! Great product.

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On 24/03/2019 at 10:14 PM, Mat-with-one-t said:

I see your fancy TV’s and raise you our Loewe Xelos CRT, which remains our only telly!  I’ve replaced the same blown fuse 3 times - it blows every 6yrs or so.....!

I craved one of these tv's. Instead I bought a Metz Artos 82. It's now at my in-laws house, still works but they have lost the remote.

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On 25/03/2019 at 2:33 PM, Stump said:

I went from  a perfectly working Sony Trinitron KV HR 36 crt TV to the last of the Plasma's  Panasonic VIERA  65' VT60 Series the month they stopped making them around 2014. I too wont upgrade until the Plasma dies or TVs are replaced with Holograms...

Stump

Awesome tv! I remember going to JB Hi-Fi to look at these.

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13 hours ago, Mr_Gadget said:

Metz Artos 82. It's now at my in-laws house, still works but they have lost the remote.

 

If a suitable remote is needed, looks like Logitech have this brand and model in their database to program their Harmony remote controls.

 

Perhaps other "universal" remote(s) may also have it built in as a selectable choice?

 

Cheers.

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10 hours ago, abeernut said:

 

If a suitable remote is needed, looks like Logitech have this brand and model in their database to program their Harmony remote controls.

 

Perhaps other "universal" remote(s) may also have it built in as a selectable choice?

 

Cheers.

Doesn't matter, only the grandchildren used it to play on the playstation, they don't use it anymore. Thanks anyway and handy to know though.

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18 minutes ago, SLE355 said:

The D8000 let go today, bad timing for an 2018 OLED. 😡

you want 2019... one of the panas that have all bases covered ! 

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47 minutes ago, SLE355 said:

The D8000 let go today, bad timing for an 2018 OLED. 😡

I just bought a Sony A8F Oled to replace my Pana plasma (with its bright vertical green line)....the Sony picture quality is awesome. 

 

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On 13/02/2019 at 11:43 AM, Janjuc said:

I also have a 58" Samsung plasma, about the same age, which since Christmas time has developed a faint purple hue across the top of the screen, it is about 5mm wide and only shows up when there is a white or very pale colour in that area. If some has had a similar problem, do you know how long it may take before failure??

 

Cheers,

 

JJ

 

I have an early-mid 2000's LG plasma which has done this for at least 10 years. Don't hold your breath waiting for it to cark it.

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On 08/05/2019 at 4:58 PM, betty boop said:

you want 2019... one of the panas that have all bases covered ! 

Yeah, hopefully getting the D8000 fixed and will get one later in the year when prices come down.

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On 08/05/2019 at 5:29 PM, Whites said:

I just bought a Sony A8F Oled to replace my Pana plasma (with its bright vertical green line)....the Sony picture quality is awesome. 

 

Still some around but a bit pricey compared to what the Pana was a month or two ago. If they bottom out under 3K i could jump though.

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@SLE355 I was waiting as well, but finally gave in when the green line appeared more regularly and JB had their 20% off Easter sale combined with current Sony $300 eftpos card. Ended up costing me $3,300.

 

Worth every cent.

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I just bought a Sony A8F Oled to replace my Pana plasma (with its bright vertical green line)....the Sony picture quality is awesome. 
 

I’m in the Pana plazzy gang but I must admit that A8F picture is mesmerising
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My old man has a Pioneer 50” plasma that’s more than 10 years old.

 

Still works and looks as good as the day he got it.

 

Its hard to imagine any of the current tvs lasting as well.

 

My VT60 won’t be going anywhere soon....

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Just spotted this thread and also an old pana owner which has outlasted three bloody samsungs and is soldiering on on playstation duties in my teenage sons room and beleive me it gets some serious hours of workout in there.

They dont make like that anymore!

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On 13/02/2019 at 2:43 PM, Janjuc said:

Hi All,

 

Another with a 10yo Panasonic 50" plasma that to me doesn't look any different than when new.

 

I also have a 58" Samsung plasma, about the same age, which since Christmas time has developed a faint purple hue across the top of the screen, it is about 5mm wide and only shows up when there is a white or very pale colour in that area. If some has had a similar problem, do you know how long it may take before failure??

 

Cheers,

 

JJ

My Pioneer Kuro has been doing exactly this for a few years now. Very noticable during the Winter Olympics or Sat arv SBS figure skating which myself and the missus like to watch but besides that we dont really notice it and it doesnt bother me. I keep thinking we will upgrade to a Panny Oled one day but we are not flush and buying an Oled is such a moving target. I think ill wait till the Kuro is pretty much umwatchable. Might be a year or 2 off yet. 

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My LG telly from 2010 still going strong and getting compliments on picture quality from visitors.

 

I can't remember what kind it is. :D 

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Just now, Darren69 said:

My LG telly from 2010 still going strong and getting compliments on picture quality from visitors.

good ot hear daz. I had a complement just the other day, someone visiting ... this is a plasma ? looking at my pio kuro with some appreciation and with the look as though they had just spotted a rare species of wildebeest ...:D 

 

.... and then said ... amazing isnt it people just throw them away ? 😛 

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