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I have the Sony KV-30HS420 and watch many hours of TV a day/night...

NocturnalClown
11-13-2005, 10:26 PM
I need this thing lasting at least 7 years. I know $1000 isn't a lot for some of you guys to spend on a TV, but it is for me. I watch roughly 8 hours of TV a day...or at least have the TV on that much. I work out of my home so I rarely turn it off. I'm just afraid I'm running it into the ground. How long do TV's like Sony's KV-30HS420 last? Can I make it to the 7-year mark with as much television I watch?

Emsurfer
11-14-2005, 12:13 AM
I need this thing lasting at least 7 years. I know $1000 isn't a lot for some of you guys to spend on a TV, but it is for me. I watch roughly 8 hours of TV a day...or at least have the TV on that much. I work out of my home so I rarely turn it off. I'm just afraid I'm running it into the ground. How long do TV's like Sony's KV-30HS420 last? Can I make it to the 7-year mark with as much television I watch?

Looking at SONY, Panasonic, and Toshiba CRT track record, you are fine. You're lucky you didn't get a Samsung CRT. Then you would NOT be so lucky.
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doggie
11-14-2005, 12:40 PM
It's a good thing you have a CRT because I know 2 people who have burn-ins on their projection TVs because of the station logo on the corner of the screen. (I've noticed that most stations now use only a watermark.)
As for life, I think the picture will eventually become darker over time which you won't notice over the course of 5-7 years. The excessive heat that the CRTs generate especially in the summer can't be good either, so make sure you don't stuff it in a wall unit. I don't think 7 years is too much to ask.

RSawdey
11-14-2005, 09:57 PM
The type of RPTVs that suffer burn in are CRT based... 3 tubes driven very bright to light the large screen...

Phototone
12-25-2005, 10:03 AM
Not HD, but I have had a 25" RCA (labeled J.C. Penny) TV since 1980, and it continues to give a good bright picture that looks just like new. It is now dedicated to the bedroom, but it gets watched every day by my wife while she is dressing and putting makeup on. The last SD set I purchased, a Pioneer 55" RPTV (crt) continues to work satisfactory after 10 years. I can only hope my newer HDTV's will work so long, and so well. I have had to clean the optics on the Pioneer to maintain the image quality. The 25" set has had a minor amount of repair done to it, to repair the power switch.

NickH
12-25-2005, 04:36 PM
Its going to last you a long time, CRT has the longest lifespan of display technologys I beleave, LCD is about 12 -13 years if its on 10 hours a day so your looking at like about 15 or more years for a CRT tube set. You shouldn't worry at all. Turning down the contrast control a bit will make it last longer. I have the same set btw and just had it isf calibrated last night and it looks amazing i'd recommend geting it calibrated if you have the extra cash its well worth it.