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Can a plasma TV burn out?

Last Updated: 16th January, 2020

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Technically, burn-in is a permanent form of imageretention. Or, if you want to look at it the other way, imageretention is a temporary version of burn-in. This is becausewhen it comes to current-gen plasma TVs, actualburn-in is highly unlikely and extremelydifficult.

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Also question is, how long does it take for a plasma TV to burn?

Just as with any TV technology, display lifespancan also be affected by environmental variables, such as heat,humidity, etc.. However, in most cases, a Plasma TV canprovide many years of satisfying viewing. Keep in mind thata CRT TV loses about 30% of its brightness after about20,000 hours.

Secondly, can a plasma TV be repaired? Plasma TVs can crack or scratch easily, but aslong as there is no plasma dripping from the TV orany effect on the television picture, it's safe to fix aplasma TV screen yourself. You may be able to fix aplasma screen without taking it to atechnician.

Beside this, how do I know if my plasma TV is bad?

Several common symptoms that could indicate to the viewerthat the Plasma TV is beginning to fail include:

  1. A vertical or horizontal line can appear and remain on thescreen.
  2. Ghostly images or a greyish effect that appears somewhere onthe screen and either disappears after a while or never goesaway.

Why were plasma discontinued?

Since that time, shipments of plasma TVs havedeclined substantially. In late 2013, Panasonic announced that theywould stop producing plasma TVs from March 2014 onwards. In2014, LG and Samsung discontinued plasma TV production aswell, effectively killing the technology, probably because oflowering demand.

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