How Long Do Samsung Plasma TVs Last?

Current generation Samsung Plasma TVs with the Gen-5 display panel have, on average, half lives of 60,000 hours under normal operating conditions. That's more than 27 years if you watch your Plasma TV six hours a day. Older generation Samsung Plasma TVs with the Gen-4 display panel have, on average, half lives of 50,000 hours under normal operating conditions. That's nearly 23 years if you watch your Plasma TV six hours a day. The half life is defined as the length of time it takes for the Plasma screen' phosphors to lose 50% of their brightness.

    Most Samsung Plasma TVs have half-lives around the average. Your TV may have a half-life that is longer or shorter than the average listed above.  

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