lifespan of a crt rptv?

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  1. Jimi C

    Jimi C Screenwriter

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    Im getting pretty close to buying my first big screen, i dont want to spend over 2k and the idea of replacing bulbs is keeping me away from lcd and dlp. How long should i expect a crt rptv to last, if used on average of 6-8 hours a day and properly calibrated?


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    Jim
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    likely a good 10 years or so. This is not to say that a resistor or capacity won't fail during this time ...

    some times ... stuff just breaks.

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    average on an rptv is the same as a standard crt about 10 years (again average)
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

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    Except for electronic failures somewhere, the lifespan of CRT's is oft quoted to be around 10K hours before they become unusable, but this assumes proper use, and not abuse of the tubes by overdriving them, etc.
     

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