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In the Pioneer manuals they were always pictured laying flat on a table like service with the stand being attached with the plasma laying on its side flat:
Panasonic recommended always transporting their plasma TV's vertically to avoid potential damage to internal components. When I bought my 42inch plasma many, many years ago I was also told to leave it for several hours after transporting for the 'plasma to settle' before switching it on... 🤔I'm pretty sure BB's right - was told that when we brought the first one home.
That's consumerism for you. Nothing to do with China. People are demanding bigger TVs for a fraction of the price. That's why Pioneer shut the shop, Panasonic has closed its factories etc. You get what you pay for. I've asked you this before. How much did you pay for your plasma TV and what size TV you can you get today at the same price? How is it possible when price of everything else has gone up? Again, it's nothing to do with China making inferior quality on purpose. They manufacture anything to spec. My Oppo 103D which I bought in 2014 is still going strong after 8 years. Never missed a disc. You can Google and check where Oppo is based.I am a great fan f PLASMA Tvs if compare a "new" standard 4K Chinese TV 50 inch with a 3D Panasonic 2011 model with standard speaker and either 46 or 50 inch "real screen" The Panasonics come back the better TVs better picture at 60 hz compared with 50 hz a more rich look especially sports . Sounds are generally better too. And would a Chinese made TV last as long ? well answer is simple even a 2k 4K Ultra 8k ,Ultra TV at 50 inches or any size for that matter are not made to last , it is as simple as that . 5 Years on a Ultra 4k 8k Tv is about it Chinese are not silly why would they make a TV to last ? Most buyers change every 3 years now Once that warranty is gone that is it .
Are you comparing Plasma vs LED here? Of course Plasma wins for contrast and color, it’s just inherently better than LED… though it had its other trade-offs (power, heat, brightness, care to prevent burn-in, size/weight, etc). The trade-offs were worth it for me to have a plasma, and we definitely enjoyed long-term use out of it.I am a great fan f PLASMA Tvs if compare a "new" standard 4K Chinese TV 50 inch with a 3D Panasonic 2011 model with standard speaker and either 46 or 50 inch "real screen" The Panasonics come back the better TVs better picture at 60 hz compared with 50 hz a more rich look especially sports .
This feels more… emotional than logical. Most TV panels are actually made in South Korea (a longtime US ally, very closely tied to our economy and they to ours). There are some Chinese companies that buy Samsung or LG panel parts and finish assembly in their country by adding the image processor, trim, stands, etc before putting their brand on the outside, but that’s no different from what US companies like Westinghouse do.And would a Chinese made TV last as long ? well answer is simple even a 2k 4K Ultra 8k ,Ultra TV at 50 inches or any size for that matter are not made to last , it is as simple as that . 5 Years on a Ultra 4k 8k Tv is about it Chinese are not silly why would they make a TV to last ? Most buyers change every 3 years now Once that warranty is gone that is it . Over the years i have read reports from many people and experts who have had these Ultra 4k TVs and the worry is That when they go wrong ( which they do) The parts cannot be found . "I wonder why?" Often the cost of the TV going back is simply not worth it. Even at £2k for a TV . They simply scrap the TV . A mate of mine , received a TV from John lewis ( great company to buy from just done expect them to pick up the old TV as they will not ) Bought and paid cash £2500 for a 70 inch TV one of those with 3 screens , to make up the 70 inches . The middle screen went AWOL within 9 months of buying it . They was very good and replaced it , but as i said before the driver refused to pick it up . The replacement was fine . My mate being an enterprising electrician , looked at and bought another screen for £130 . ( ie the middle bit ) worked for another year and then bang , all went dark . End of the TV . Considering he got a new TV and a second one . He did well . But he did mention , these TVs are absolute rubbish inside . Horrible to work on Cheaply made and put together
I was told the same thing! They said that plasma needed gas every year just like they told you. It put me right off plasma TVs for years.new member here, reading this post with interest,many moons ago i was a door to door sales rep selling white goods and tvs and dvd players,on one of our training courses i asked if we would be selling plasma tvs as opposed to crt sets and the answear i got was ,plasma tvs will need regassing every yr and the cost would outweigh any profits the company would make,needless to say said company soon went under after a while!!!!!!
Am I missing something? It is upright.Check out this guy on AVF the Pioneer has got to be kept upright!
For sale is my Pioneer PDP-LX5090 50 Inch Plasma. I'm only selling as I stumbled upon at KRP-600m a little while ago and the 5090 has just been getting lonely in the back room. It's in perfect condition, from a smoke-free home and is still an awesome TV, I just want it to go to its next home...www.avforums.com
He will be gassing next!
They certainly were heavy! The stand and Soundbar added to weight too.Pioneer PDP LX 5090 is a superb tv but boy is it heavy in my view not suitable for wall mounting in a modern property. having owned 2 Pioneer both 4 and 43 inch and a LG 50 inch i can tell you they are terribly heavy . Current models are my 3rd and 4th Panasonics a 46 2010 and a 50 inch 2011 3D model . i would not change them for all the world of even 50 inch 4k models of today. These are likely to be the last PLASMA now as it is now getting difficult to find them anymore . I probably end up with either a LG 50 with satellite or the TCL 55 as my max price is likely not to be above £500 for a new TV now . But until then i keep both