What Is the Lifespan of a Plasma TV?

By Dave Lawrence

There are a variety a plasma TVs available on the market. The quality of plasma TVs has increased dramatically since their introduction to the market. The lifespan of a plasma TV is influenced by several factors.

TV Quality

A plasma TV is an expensive piece of electronic equipment. Consumers should purchase a quality brand plasma TV. A better quality plasma TV brand will provide a better return on the investment by lasting longer.

Early Plasma TV Models

The plasma TVs that came out in the early part of the 21st century were a product of new technology. The manufacturers claimed that the early plasma TVs had a lifespan of 30,000 hours. However, because of the untested technology, these early models tended to have a shorter lifespan.

Recent Models

The plasma TV manufacturers have greatly increased the lifespan of the TV through improved technology. A plasma TV can last up to 60,000 hours.

Increasing Lifespan

The lifespan of a plasma TV can be increased by placing it in a cool part of the room. The lifespan of the TV can also be increased by lowering the brightness and contrast levels.