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Old 09-19-2009, 07:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning to buy additional LCD for my older PC. I need smething low end, and i found some nice good condition models (samsung 19") pretty cheap, but second hand, about 4 year old. I was about to buy it. But than some of my friends warned me thaat LCD panels begin to die after about 5 years of functioning.
I always thought it was better than CRTs and my last CRT (samsung 17) held up for almost 10 years.

Is it true that the LCD life is so short and i should never go for second hand???


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Old 09-19-2009, 07:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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CRTs definitely last longer.

I wouldn't say you should never go for second-hand, but four years is a bit too much for me personally.

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Old 09-19-2009, 08:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely agree that CRTs last longer. I still have CRTs from the very first computers I've had, more than 10 years ago.

And 4 years is kind of old. Depending on how the person used it before, or if it's super cheap. But now a days new LCDs are pretty cheap. Less than $100 can get you a nice one.


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Old 09-20-2009, 08:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My T.V. (52" LCD) has a lamp lifetime of 50000 hours, so roughly 6 years. By time your new LCD burns out, they'll be phased out, with something better.
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