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Old 10-01-2013, 18:04
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A friend of mine is very kindly giving me his 50 inch plasma panasonic when he gets his new led. what i want know is does leaving the plasma on standby all the time when not in use does this reduce the life of the plasma or effect the plasma cells
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:13
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Not that I'm aware of. Standby reduces the power consumption of the unit to minimal, the picture and sound capability of the TV effectively being turned off. I'm sure Nigel Goodwin will be able to advise.

50" plasma. .you lucky git. Not quite sure why your mate is giving up a plasma for an LCD. Plasma is still far superior, even now.
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:26
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this is the plasma my mate is giving me TX-P50VT20B and this is the one he is getting TX-L55WT50B
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:43
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The electronics that drive the screen are inactive during standby so there is no effect on life of it.

I suspect after a couple of weeks your neighbour will be banging on your door pleading for his old VT20 back.
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:12
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I wouldn't say no to the TX-L55WT50B, but as in-focus suggested above, I think the OP's mate has got too much money to throw around, and doesn't realise the quality of what he's already got.
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:44
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anything about taking the plug out when not in use?
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:25
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If you like, but it's not necessary. It probably only uses 0.5 W

Edit. Standby power consumption 0.4 watt. From the argos web site, They still sell it...1099.99
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:52
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My friend does know what a quality tv he has at the moment but has we all know when plasma"s go you cannot get them regassed personally i would rather have LED but it is a very kind & generous of him to give me such a good t.v.
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Old 10-01-2013, 23:07
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its a cracker that tv. I have the G20 , G 30 and VT 30 , all 50 inch
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Old 11-01-2013, 14:36
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My friend does know what a quality tv he has at the moment but has we all know when plasma"s go you cannot get them regassed personally i would rather have LED but it is a very kind & generous of him to give me such a good t.v.
I have a plasma tv.
What is regassed?
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:25
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I have a plasma tv.
What is regassed?
A load of complete rubbish which a few misinformed people spread in the early days of Plasma and has unfortunately lingered on.
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:53
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Thank you Nigel.
You always give good information.
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Old 11-01-2013, 17:18
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My friend does know what a quality tv he has at the moment but has we all know when plasma"s go you cannot get them regassed personally i would rather have LED but it is a very kind & generous of him to give me such a good t.v.
And his username is TechnoGeek
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Old 11-01-2013, 17:58
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From what i have been told & read about plasma"s once the cells dies that"s it there finished, this is why im trying to get some advice from supposedly better informed people on here about plasma"s as for the nickname i love technologly
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Old 11-01-2013, 18:03
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From what i have been told & read about plasma"s once the cells dies that"s it there finished, this is why im trying to get some advice from supposedly better informed people on here about plasma"s as for the nickname i love technologly
Youre getting a 50'' plasma for nothing, and yet you seem more worried about and faults it may or may not develop

Get it, plug it in, and just enjoy it

and whilst youre waiting for it read this.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/
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Old 11-01-2013, 20:31
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From what i have been told & read about plasma"s once the cells dies that"s it there finished, this is why im trying to get some advice from supposedly better informed people on here about plasma"s as for the nickname i love technologly
Not worth worrying about. It'll probably be fine for several years. Just don't set the contrast too high, particularly with bright stationary images....especially if it's used to play games.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:04
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From what i have been told & read about plasma"s once the cells dies that"s it there finished, this is why im trying to get some advice from supposedly better informed people on here about plasma"s as for the nickname i love technologly
Sorry, but again you've been reading (and 'informed') utter and complete rubbish.

Cells don't 'die', there's no gas to re-gas, or anything else silly.

The wear out mechanism on Plasma is the gradual reduction in brightness as the phosphors that generate the visible light wear out.

But most will have failed long before that happens anyway.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:42
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Dony Pannys have an on/off switch on the front/top?.......just switch off with that.
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Old 12-01-2013, 17:39
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Dony Pannys have an on/off switch on the front/top?.......just switch off with that.
Well, he could. But that wouldn't solve the problem that he doesn't have.
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Old 15-01-2013, 14:58
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I wish I had a pal that would give me a 50" telly for eff all.
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