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johno1234
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  #3157533 9-Nov-2023 11:34
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mattwnz:

 

The smart features in a smart tv are likely to eventually fail overtime due to software upgrades and built in obsolesce of the hardware being able to support newer software. Just buy a google tv chromecast, or fire tv, and plug it in, and  you will get that functionary back again. 

 

 

I've been slowly assimilated by the Borg apple ecosystem and have ditched all sorts of Android, FireTV, Chromecast and so on for Apple TV devices and Apple phones. They just seem to work. Maybe it's because I am getting older and lazier.

 

 


 
 
 

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  #3157534 9-Nov-2023 11:35
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All my recent AV equipment failures (one Pioneer AV receiver, one Onkyo AV receiver, one LG TV) have been HDMI related. Seems like it's not the basic functionality that fails these days (the screen or the amplifier), it's the connectivity.


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  #3157535 9-Nov-2023 11:35
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I have a 2018 LG, have the same thing keeps losing internet connection. Wonder if common fault.

 

It happens about once a week, so manageable at moment. Only wifi, as to far for Ethernet. I have to type the wifi password in for it to reconnect so it seems to keep losing the password. One night it wouldn’t connect at all, but next night it did. That’s only happened once where it wouldn’t work at all.

 

The HDMI connections are working flawlessly and do have an HD Apple TV on that one as back up, hope HDMI’s failing isn’t something else I’ve got to look forward to.

 

The wifi connection loss’s are after TV has been on for a while, so it would be heated up. When happens all other devices have no internet problems, so know it’s the TV.




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  #3157536 9-Nov-2023 11:38
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ChristineNZL:  I was surprised to read this. I must be rather old school…remembering the Philips K9 that lasted forever.

 

Off topic but I know where there is a still working Philips K9 :)





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  #3157541 9-Nov-2023 11:57
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nztim:

 

ChristineNZL:  I was surprised to read this. I must be rather old school…remembering the Philips K9 that lasted forever.

 

Off topic but I know where there is a still working Philips K9 :)

 

 

The K9 had a 10% faulure rate when new, once a few things were replaced there were more reliable. As a kid the next door neighbours K9 went up in flames. We replace ours when in was about 12 years old and replaced with a Thorn TX9 and the picture was not great, we had to replace the tube after 3 or 4 years and the picture was never the same, it was regunned, not brand new.

 

I did prefer the picture of the MK1 K9 as it had a delta gun tube.

 

John





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  #3157542 9-Nov-2023 11:58
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allio:

 

All my recent AV equipment failures (one Pioneer AV receiver, one Onkyo AV receiver, one LG TV) have been HDMI related. Seems like it's not the basic functionality that fails these days (the screen or the amplifier), it's the connectivity.

 

 

That's a shame. I only use my TV as a dumb panel connected to an Apple TV and Bose soundbar. So I don't care if the speakers, Freeview tuner or network interface fail, but if the HDMI interface fails then it's a waste of an otherwise perfectly good panel. 


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  #3157544 9-Nov-2023 12:05
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SATTV:

 

The K9 had a 10% faulure rate when new, once a few things were replaced there were more reliable. As a kid the next door neighbours K9 went up in flames. We replace ours when in was about 12 years old and replaced with a Thorn TX9 and the picture was not great, we had to replace the tube after 3 or 4 years and the picture was never the same, it was regunned, not brand new.

 

I did prefer the picture of the MK1 K9 as it had a delta gun tube.

 

John

 

 

As a kid had a Majestic ITR which caught fire while watching Radio with Pictures. It had many many faults.





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  #3157561 9-Nov-2023 12:15
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Two Panasonic plasmas, 50 and 42. About 2007. No smarts, and the following year it got USB ports, ours doesn't. Great picture, hasn't missed a beat. Supported by MySky, a Freeview recorder we dont use, and an Apple TV


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  #3157581 9-Nov-2023 13:37
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Spyware:

 

SATTV:

 

The K9 had a 10% faulure rate when new, once a few things were replaced there were more reliable. As a kid the next door neighbours K9 went up in flames. 

 

 

As a kid had a Majestic ITR which caught fire while watching Radio with Pictures. It had many many faults.

 

 

My parents had an Ultimate Vid-Matic when I was a kid, which I think was an NZ build PYE product. I will never forget the time when I turned it on and smoke started coming out of the vents at the back.

 

Thereafter I was always scared of any TV programming featuring fire because I would be left wondering whether it was part of the broadcat or whether the TV was actually on fire. 🤣


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  #3157739 9-Nov-2023 19:53
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Gosh, I guess as you get older you forget about all the appliances that blew up. I think it must be like how we think summers were warmer and drier back then too.

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  #3157795 9-Nov-2023 20:38
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Our Samsung is probably 15 years old. And just won't die. Unfortunately...


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  #3157829 10-Nov-2023 00:23
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I had a dumb LG 42inch tv purchased around 2009 that failed a couple of years ago - when I turned it on I just got the LG welcome screen and a clock but nothing else. I wasn't prepared to admit defeat so I watched a couple of YouTube videos, then removed the circuit board and baked it in the oven for 15 minutes. I had to do this a couple of times (can't have baked it long enough the first time lol) and it's been working fine ever since.

 

Having said that it is now just a spare TV. I have a 10 year old Samsung 55 inch in my garage that was in daily use until I upgraded to a 65 inch Samsung in the lounge last year. I haven't had any issue with the 10 year old one yet so on that basis alone I can recommend Samsung. I still use it a lot for watching instructional videos when working on my cars. 


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  #3157997 10-Nov-2023 12:35
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My Samsungs have all lasted at least ~10 years, without hardware or software issues.





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  #3158030 10-Nov-2023 13:48
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ChristineNZL: We have a 50 inch LG Super UHD 4K television. It’s 6 years old and had been a great TV until several months ago. The picture is still great, but it won’t stay connected to the internet via wifi or Ethernet. We’re also having issues with the HDMI connections. Googled TV lifespans and 6 years seems in the middle. I was surprised to read this. I must be rather old school…remembering the Philips K9 that lasted forever.

So my question is, does it matter what brand you buy when it comes to lifespan? Is 6 years all I can reasonably expect?

Thanks.

 

According to Consumer Magazine, 7-8 years is the expected lifetime for an average TV. 

 

They say "Our life expectancy figures are based on a mid-range appliance receiving typical use from a consumer who takes reasonable care of the product. If you buy a top-end or budget appliance, use it much more or less than might be ‘typical’ and don’t look after it, you need to adjust your expectations accordingly."

 

They also say "You should expect the operating system of a smart TV to remain supported for the life of the TV."

 

To me, that suggests that your LG TV should have lasted longer than 6 years.


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Thanks everyone. We’ve decided to replace it with a Samsung. The model we want was $600 cheaper over Labour weekend than it is now, so we’re crossing our fingers for a good Black Friday price.

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