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Hi Have this model for about 5 years and picture faded this morning. connected to cable and tested with a DVD input same result...is the TV repairable or do we need to get a new one? thanks

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Unfortunately plasma TVs have a certain shelf life, the plasma only lasts a few thousand hours, i would'nt competely scrap the TV, put a small ad in the newspaper asking to buy a plasma, same model that has been hit by lightening or power surge with an offer, chances areyou might be able to slavage the screen.

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