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PillPusher
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I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
Bought in 2010. 50” Viera. My 2 year old was standing right in front of the tv today and smacked it real hard. It went off and now I have the “7 red blinking lights of death”. Some basic googling tells me this can be fixed if the SC board needs to be replaced. I think I’m just going to chalk it up as a loss and appreciate all the good times I had with the TV. Does anyone have any experience with this problem? Possible cost to get fixed? Possible value of broken tv just to get rid of it? We had a good run.

I’ve been wanting a bigger TV anyway.


mctiger1985
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
Same boat here. Toddler lost control of something today and damaged the screen pretty badly.


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TBoy
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
I still have a Panasonic plasma. Great TVs. Can’t get em anymore.


Chitown_Badger
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
Mine from probably 13 years ago is still going strong. 50" PX75U...a quick search tells me it's from the 2007 era.
This post was edited on 10/15 at 10:39 pm


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mingoswamp
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
I had a 2004/2005 Samsung 42" that I replaced both sustain (?) boards after it was 8 years old. After removing the exterior housing it was all plug & play as far as the installation goes. I think it ran about $75 a board and kept it alive for another 5 years or so.

If it had not been $3K new, I wouldn't have bothered.


MDB
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
I have 10-year-old 50” ($1200) and 8-year-old 65” ($3500) Panasonic plasmas. Both have excellent color and resolution and little, if any, motion blur. Kick arse for both movies and sports.

I want bigger TVs (85 & 75) and 4K but I’m not sure the current units are any better than what I have.

Plasmas are just so good but when they do surrender their pixels to TV heaven I’m not going to plunk down hundreds to revive them.


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s14suspense
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
That sucks, I'm still using my Panasonic VIERA TC-P50G25 50-Inch 1080p from 2010 in the bedroom. Finally found a TV that fit the space in Built-in for the livingroom that was as good as the old plasma. 55" OLED looks fantastic.


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dome53
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
I keep putting off getting a new TV bc with a Toddler, all I have time to watch are sports. At 720p content, my 2011 Panasonic is as good as any TV on the market.


ATLsuTiger
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
Good run indeed! RIP to your plasma.

My P65VT60 is still going strong.


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Chitown_Badger
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
quote:

At 720p content, my 2011 Panasonic is as good as any TV on the market.


But you're missing out on upscaling. I'm hoping to see a significant improvement with my new purchase.


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Crow Pie
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
I have two 2010ish Panasonic Plasma TV (42" and a 65) that I simply couldn't discard when the new flat screens arrived a few years ago. The 65 still is the best TV I have for sports.


PillPusher
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
I can’t tell you the hours that were on the tv. It probably ran an average of 7 hours a day for 10 years. Still looked incredible. Damn daughter!!


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MDB
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
Downvote in err. Sorry.


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HubbaBubba
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
My 50" Panny plasma is still going strong. Amazing image then when I purchased it. Amazing image today. Performed a service level calibration on it after it had 100 hours on it. It has never required it since. Skin tones are perfect. Blonde hair doesn't have a hint of green or blue. Black faces don't have a hint of red or blue.

Temptation to replace it with a 4k set is alive in me, if course, but then realization hits me that I would be unsatisfied with anything but an OLED, and frankly, I'm putting a kid through college and so, it will just wait.


MDB
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
These damn Panasonic plasmas just won’t give up their ghosts. My 65VT50 has run from 9 am till midnight everyday for the last 8 years. My 50VT25 in the bedroom has gotten 2-3 hours of daily use for 20 years and no sign of backing down.

I’ve got that 85-inch I want to scratch but my current plasmas and current prices still have me balking.

BTW, just what are the signs your Pana plasma is going bad?


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
Still have a Samsung plasma from about 2009. Still runs great and is our gym TV.


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AZBadgerFan
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
I had a similar issue with a 60" Pioneer Kuro plasma set. Had the seven blinking blue lights and then no picture. The set sat in an unused bedroom for a year or so before I Googled the issue and found some You Tube vids on how to solve the problem (needed to replace the circuit board). I ordered a new circuit board online and fixed it in about an hour. I think it cost like $50 and the TV looks as good as new.

My main TV is a 65" Panasonic Viera I purchased at Costco for about $1,300 just before they stopped manufacturing plasmas (I was told they bought the technology from Pioneer). I was going back and forth on replacing it with one of the 82" QLED Samsung's but the picture is just so good on the Panasonic I'm staying put.



HubbaBubba
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re: I think my Panasonic Plasma has died
And like with OLED, you get superior side viewing.


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