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Source: MediaBiz.comPanasonic Issues Bold Plasma Prediction
Given the fact that many, many flat screen TVs have been sold on the premise that plasmas are brighter but LCDs are longer lasting, Panasonic's assertion last week that its latest line of 1080p VIERA plasma HDTVs "might outlast their owners" came as something of a shock.
What's next? VHS is better than Beta? MP3s sound better than CDs (or LPs for that matter)?
"There has been a lot of misinformation circulating about Plasma HDTVs and longevity, and we're happy to once again set the record straight on the durability of Panasonic Plasma," said Robert Perry, senior vice president, Panasonic Display Products Company. "Quite simply, our Plasma TVs are built to last a very long time -- as much as 100,000 hours to half their brightness."
According to Panasonic, those 100,000 hours will account for more than 42 years of average viewing, before the sets reach half of their original brightness levels.
Ed. Note: In 42 years, I'll most likely be at half of my original brightness as well. :shrug: