New Panasonic VIERA plasma said to have 42 year half-life

So if a Panasonic VIERA plasma’s screen has a half-life of 42-years, that states that the screen will loss all it’s brightness in 84-years. Or 2093. Or when George Bush VI takes office. Or when we might finally have flying cars. Or when…you get the idea. CEPro presents an interesting question on this claim, “Will you die before your TV?”

Hmmm. So even if the half-life of the plasma dictates the life of the unit, that would mean a 25-year old in 2008 will be boring his grandkids with home movies later. Kind of like how many of us gathered around the Grandma’s ‘ol wooden console to enjoy M*A*S*H. 

Still, are current TVs going to last that long? Let’s see. There are power surges, cracked screens, broken buttons, theft, random issues, and just plain boredom. Some sets just might make it through our current economy and well into the next recession, but chances are, you’re not going to die before your TV.

image source: CEPro