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Since we've owned our Samsung PN58A550 Plasma (less than 2 years) it has always put out excessive heat. So much that we can only watch it for 2 hours without the room becoming unbearably hot, and that is with 2 fans trying to blow the air off the TV and out of the room. Is this normal?

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This is very normal. There is a joke out that Plasma screens are an excellent source of heat in the winter. Yes this is the very reason they started making LCD screens they dont heat up like plasma screens. Keep in mind your plasma screen has a gas in it that is ignited or lit by very high voltage. The only thing to do would be to sale theTV and replace it with the same size LCD screen TV. If you need to know the diffrence from a plasma screen and a LCD. The Plasma TV has a hard glass surface when you touch it. An LCD has a soft plastic screen like the one on your laptop computer. Never Touch a Plasma TV when its on.

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