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Poll: How often do you replace/upgrade your TV

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Yaayuh!, 5 Apr 2021.


How often do you replace/upgrade your TV?

  1. Every year

    1 vote(s)
  2. 2 Years

    1 vote(s)
  3. 3 Years

    2 vote(s)
  4. 4 Years

    5 vote(s)
  5. 5+ Years

    53 vote(s)
  6. 10+ Years

    24 vote(s)
  7. When it Breaks

    52 vote(s)
  8. When new significant features are added (e.g. 1080P, 4K, HDR, 8K etc)

    26 vote(s)
  9. When any new model is available

    0 vote(s)
  1. Yaayuh!


    Joined: 5 Nov 2010

    Posts: 21,863

    My last TV was 10 years old before I replaced it and bought only my 2nd TV since I moved into my own place 15 years ago.

    Child on the way and it gets more use now anyway so I doubt that'll happen again. I've put 5+ years as I aim to get it through the warranty period, so absolute minimum of 5/6 years.
  2. 2004typer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,233

    Location: Up North

    Been on average about every five years, latest upgrade has been a 65inch OLED from a 55inch LCD.

    Generally, when the newer tech gets down to consumer pricing, I'll bite.
  3. AyeAyeAhoy!

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,171

    I finally bought a new TV about 3 months ago - my 13 yr old 32" monster finally died - started stinking of smoke.

    Slightly daft as I work in TV :D
  4. krooton


    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 27,365

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    2004 - 28" CRT
    2008 - 32" 720p Panny LED
    2010 - 42" 1080p Panny Plasma
    2014 - 40" 1080p Sammy LED
    2019 - 50" 4k Hisense LED
    2021 - 65" 4k Hisense HDR LED
  5. melmac


    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

    Posts: 9,965

    Sitting Room

    1997: My First TV was a 32 inch Sony Trinitron

    2004: I replaced this with a 42 inch Panasonic Plasma the TXP42UT30.

    2016: Got my First OLED, with the LG EG55910V and retired the Panasonic plasma.

    Computer Room/Home Cinema room/Office

    2009: I bought a Pioneer LX5090.

    2020: I replaced the Pioneer with an LG 55CX

    In the Poll I answered that I replace my TV every ten years or more.
  6. something daft already!!


    Joined: 11 Jan 2007

    Posts: 6,499

    Location: South East

    3-5 years for me. However, I still have my Samsung 21" CRT from 1997 gathering dust. I just can't part with it.
  7. gitbags


    Joined: 17 Nov 2011

    Posts: 723

    Location: By the Sea

    Still running a Panasonic 42inch gt30, don't see me replacing it until it dies to be fair.
  8. tom_nieto


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,421

    Location: Birmingham

    My main TV is a 2010 Panasonic plasma (50” V20) which is going to be kept until it breaks!

    I have bought a TV for another room (cheap Song 50” LCD) in the interim so not sure if that counts as a replacement. Had a really nice 42” Panasonic plasma bought in 2008, but that was a shared TV with a mate so was sold when we moved house.

    I think I’ll look to upgrade the TV if we move to a new house, but not required just yet.
  9. kona786


    Joined: 25 Jun 2007

    Posts: 18,593

    Location: Downtown

    My parents are still using their Panasonic 46PZ85 Plasma since 2008. What a trooper that is.

    For me...
    2014 Samsung 46F8000
    2019 LG 55 C9
  10. beachBOYken


    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,884

    Location: London

    5yrs roughly, providing there is some good new tech/features that make it worthwhile. Now days a new tv takes a good 12 months to be fixed/improved with firmwares, so buying a new tv every year is just daft:D

    That's why I think it's always better getting the last years model because it been improved or small issues fixed, not that I did that last year as I got the CX, but plan to keep that for the foreseeable.

    Also buying a TV every 4-5 years +, you are likely to see and appreciate any improvements much much more, than seeing very minor improvements buying a tv every year or two.
  11. Steeps


    Joined: 8 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,304

    Location: Bedfordshire

    2006: Hyundai Q320
    2019: LG 55" B9 OLED

    New living room, had more space. Fancied an upgrade.
  12. Judgeneo


    Joined: 15 May 2010

    Posts: 10,107

    Location: Out of Coventry

    2008 - 720p Sony Bravia 32"
    2019 - 4k Phillips 55"

    Though now I have my house and progressed a bit in my career, I doubt I'll wait 11 years between upgrades again :p
  13. Troezar


    Joined: 6 Aug 2009

    Posts: 4,939

    1998 Panasonic 32" CRT - very heavy!
    2010 Samsung 46" LN46C750 - still using it nice picture
    2022 XXXXXX OLED 65" - planned purchase

    I like to get my money's worth!
  14. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 38,365

    Was there an issue with your Panny plasma in 2014? otherwise I'm surprised you opted for a downgrade and then plunged into the world of hisense who do have some decent models but majority are garbage.

    I replaced my panny plasma with a Sony FALD. It's a side grade IMO where the Sony has 4k and HDR. It will never compete with the deep blacks even with FALD or the individual pixels lighting up themselves.

    I'm waiting for OLED to mature some more or a competitor to arrive.
  15. Sp00n


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,277

    Location: Brighton

    2009 - 32" LG
    2012 - 32" Samsung EH5000 (still going, relegated to bedroom TV)
    2013 - 42" Samsung F5000 (died in 2018)
    2018 - 43" LG UJ630V

    Have just replaced the backlit on the LG which should hopefully keep it going until the next upgrade, which like most will probably be OLED, but I imagine it'll be some time before they are in my price range.
  16. krooton


    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 27,365

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    It was a 42" mid-range plasma (S20) and was attached to the wall of the flat.

    I split up with my gf, and left it there, as I didn't have room in a house-share for such a big tv.

    And the first Hisense was an absolute bargain (£250) and was to tide us over when we moved in to our house (I sold the 40" Sammy for £200).

    The current one is a very decent U8Q that I got at a good price (I'm more than happy with mid-range tvs)
  17. john_smith


    Joined: 19 Oct 2010

    Posts: 327

    2001 - 2010 - Toshiba 50" rear projection.
    2010 - Current - Samsung 55" 1080p flat screen.

    So i'm due a new one!
  18. rallyslag


    Joined: 30 Sep 2008

    Posts: 878

    Location: surrey

    I replaced my 2010 Panasonic 42" plasma 18 months ago with a 55" Panasonic OLED. The plasma went down my shed and then decided to pack up so have just put a mid range 50" Hisense down there. Its not bad for a Cheap £400 TV but not a patch on the OLED!
  19. Alibaba99


    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,526

    1993 - 28" CRT (no name from Currys)
    2003 - Panasonic TX-36PD30 (80kgs of CRT goodness)
    2012 - Panasonic TX-P50GT30B (still in use)

    Waiting for OLED/4K to be slightly more sensible money before making the switch from plasma.
  20. Yaayuh!


    Joined: 5 Nov 2010

    Posts: 21,863

    I skipped the plasma stage, I couldn't get over the flickering on my parent's Panny and models I saw in shop, it was horrible. I assume this got better as the tech matured over time or required some setting tuning to get rid?