Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Sansui77

10 Year Old Pana TV's will not dieeee

Recommended Posts

Hi All,

 

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!!!!!!

Edited by Sansui77

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Samsung just released their new 8K TV's so will wait until the 4K comes down in price

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Edited by Assisi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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 ....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


The last of the Kuro ... and Pana/Kuro VTxxA TVs ....  really still are quite good, considering the age.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeh i have 3 kuros all still going strong.
And a pioneer from 2004 still going fine.
The only problem with these plasmas is the heat. Great for winter, terrible for summer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Edited by Janjuc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


You can pry my Panny plasma from my cold dead hands. It has its foibles but the image quality is just lovely imo. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.....!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yep can hardly fault Panasonic as a brand, have a 42inch that's around 10 year old that's starting to switch on and off on its own but will be using it until it goes boom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...