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  #2416527 12-Feb-2020 08:24
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Not my main TV, but still used every day, a Samsung 37" (LA37 something). No DVB-T, must have bought it in about 2007. Still going strong.

 

 

 

Bedroom TV now, with a chromecast and a DishTV T2100 attached.


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  #2416550 12-Feb-2020 09:28
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My brother and I bought my parents a Soniq 46" LCD tv for xmas about 12 years ago, theyre still using that as their main TV.

 

Me on the other hand.... I've got a 75" 4k.....   My kids use our older TVs.... we have way too many tvs.....


 
 
 
 


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  #2416551 12-Feb-2020 09:29
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Mine is a Philips 42” 1080p from 2007. The model 42PFL7422 has quite a few issues now.

First the audio sometimes doesn’t work so you have to turn it off and on from wall outlet.

2nd backlight flickers when a a dark scene plays. Kills the immersion.

Last there is severe image retention. Goes away but yeah definitely annoying.

Waiting for the PS5/Xbox Series X to come out and see what the requirements are for a new tv.

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  #2416558 12-Feb-2020 10:02
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My Samsung 55" LCD was purchased Nov 2010, so it's going on ten years old. It still works fine, though there's a bit of variability in the backlight, but not enough to replace it.

 

I also have a Samsung 40" 720p LCD that must be 12 years old that still works fine too. It was used a lot for a few years, and only occasionally since, but it works as well as when it was new.


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  #2416577 12-Feb-2020 10:17
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Sony bravia 4600z inch from 2009.

Replaced it last year because upgraded to 4k.

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I had an early Dick Smith branded 42" LCD. It was one of the first priced under $10,000. I paid $2500. It failed almost as soon as we got it. The motherboard had to be replaced under warranty. Then it failed again, also under warranty (no wonder DSE went broke). After that it lasted a few years and I used it as a monitor when we upgraded to a Sony. It failed once more, had some capacitors replaced. When it failed for the fourth time, I gave up on it and bought a Veon, which I am still using as a monitor. 

 

 





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  #2416584 12-Feb-2020 10:36
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Our 42inch Panasonic Plasma will be 13 years old this August and we still love it. We are however looking for an additional TV and hope it doesn't feel cheated on


 
 
 
 


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  #2416670 12-Feb-2020 12:04
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Sony 46 inch LCD inch with 1080P purchased in September 2006 still going strong.

 

Got it in Oz for AU$6110. Ouch!


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  #2416674 12-Feb-2020 12:11
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Panasonic plasma 42" (cant remember model), purchased around 2007, still going but starting to show signs of flickering.

 

Other wise, another Panny plasma 50", just coming on 9 years old with no issues.

 

 





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  #2416676 12-Feb-2020 12:27
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Those Panasonic Plasmas seem to last well.

 

My 2008 42" is still going strong. I recall holding out for the new season model as I wanted Freeview Terrestrial built in.
It is now the second TV, but still looks great. I ended up with a 55" 8000 series Samsung to replace it and while it looks good I couldn't get the extra spend past the finance committee to allow me to go to OED.
Still regret this fact as the Plasma's blacks are that little bit better :(

 

My only compliant is that Prime must have changed there codec when going HD and the sound volume on prime now fluctuates to the point it is unwatchable (cuts out a lot, or is very soft).
Every other channel has no sound issues, and the new TV also plays prime fine. 


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  #2416728 12-Feb-2020 14:28
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40 inch LCD Sony Bravia "KDL something" chiming in here.

 

Brought it about 2006? Still going strong. I'd like to upgrade, but kids that like to touch it, and the lack of pervasive 4K content means I'm going to wait a bit longer yet.

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  #2416743 12-Feb-2020 15:16
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Dairyxox: 40 inch LCD Sony Bravia "KDL something" chiming in here. Brought it about 2006? Still going strong. I'd like to upgrade, but kids that like to touch it, and the lack of pervasive 4K content means I'm going to wait a bit longer yet.

 

 

 

With 8K coming in, I can see 4k ones dropping a lot in price. Then we have micro LED screens coming in eventually to replace OLED.

 

I do wonder about the long term reliability of OLED TVs, what is the oldest someone has got? LCD ones seem pretty reliable apart from things like back lights.


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  #2417353 13-Feb-2020 13:55
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mattwnz:

Dairyxox: 40 inch LCD Sony Bravia "KDL something" chiming in here. Brought it about 2006? Still going strong. I'd like to upgrade, but kids that like to touch it, and the lack of pervasive 4K content means I'm going to wait a bit longer yet.


 


With 8K coming in, I can see 4k ones dropping a lot in price. Then we have micro LED screens coming in eventually to replace OLED.


I do wonder about the long term reliability of OLED TVs, what is the oldest someone has got? LCD ones seem pretty reliable apart from things like back lights.



I think that discussion might be better held in another forum. This one is about old HD and Full HD TVs

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Gemini:
mattwnz:

 

Dairyxox: 40 inch LCD Sony Bravia "KDL something" chiming in here. Brought it about 2006? Still going strong. I'd like to upgrade, but kids that like to touch it, and the lack of pervasive 4K content means I'm going to wait a bit longer yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With 8K coming in, I can see 4k ones dropping a lot in price. Then we have micro LED screens coming in eventually to replace OLED.

 

 

 

I do wonder about the long term reliability of OLED TVs, what is the oldest someone has got? LCD ones seem pretty reliable apart from things like back lights.

 



I think that discussion might be better held in another forum. This one is about old HD and Full HD TVs

 

 

 

The topic does say flat panel TV's, and is not specific to the resolution or HD. Infact many of the older LCD TVs were only 600 or 800 pixels, and some people are still using those, and they date back to the early to mid  00's.  OLED Tvs have also been around for quite a while, and the early ones weren't apparently as reliable. I think sony brought out one of the first OLED tvs in about 2007, so wonder if anyone has one of the early ones and if it is still working. 


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  #2417489 13-Feb-2020 16:43
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Main TV is still a Samsung LA40C650 from around August 2010.





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