My Brag Thread :)
I started this w/ the plasma, but now am moving on to the other stuff. I just received (or hope to soon) the following things
PS3 Gold Bundle from yourps34free ---> Order Placed
$250 Paypal from yourfreeflatscreens ---> Received
$300 Paypal from yourfreevideoipods ---> Received
$250 Paypal from flashipods4free ---> Pending Approval
$300 Giftcard from Freegay ---> Pending Approval (Of course)
24" Dell Widescreen LCD ---> Pending 1 green for my referal
It just showed up, so I will have to post pictures later tonight....This was my first DIY and I'm pumped about it right now...even giddy )
Congratulations! Where'd you get it from?
onlinerewardcenter ----> Nuitech
You have a list of offers? I know you probably hate when people ask that but you make me want to do it really bad.
how long did it take from finish to start?
I'm thinking about doing this site. Congrats.
[quoted1ae12f313="rodne2000"]how long did it take from finish to start?
I'm thinking about doing this site. Congrats.[/quoted1ae12f313]
Same here but I know Nuitech is notorious for having OOD's on the last page that are satellite or road loans but I'm waiting to hear back from ILoveToys. )
[quote1fb0e10662="JKirk"][quote1fb0e10662="rodne2000"]how long did it take from finish to start?
I'm thinking about doing this site. Congrats.[/quote1fb0e10662]
Same here but I know Nuitech is notorious for having OOD's on the last page that are satellite or road loans but I'm waiting to hear back from ILoveToys. )[/quote1fb0e10662]
It is very easy to do. You dont really have to do any OODs (like credit cards and loans), even if you did it's well worth it.
You know I can't give you a list of offers....I wanted to say I started in early March, but I did only 2 or 3 offers at a time, and would wait for credit. The last page was a little tough. I did do 2 CC offers which are stupid, but I'm good w/ those and don't hardly use them....In all the total cost to me was $275 about, and that includes 106.90 that I was blind sided w/ on WhiteOverNite.....Not bad seeing the shipping receipt said it cost 1579...I'm going home to take pictures now...They'll be up in a couple hours....
How long did it take to ship from your voucher got processed? And what kind of TV is it?
Here are the not so great pictures I just took of it....Not my camera and I don't really care to figure out the best setting.....My voucher was processed a day or 2 after they received it...Got the TV about 2 weeks later...It's a Panasonic TH-42PD60U
Its a better plasma than they had sent I think )
That is really nice, wish I had one.
How worried do I need to be about burn in?
Nice dude. congrats
[quote609026e414="ILoveToys"]How worried do I need to be about burn in?[/quote609026e414]
Do some research on that model and see if people are having issues. Or get dmorris in here, he is real good at this stuff...
Plasmas are more susceptible to image retention than any other flatscreen technology, but things have improved with more recent plasma generations. You'll have to be careful not to pause a DVD/PVR/video game, or in 43 mode, and then leave it for hours and hours. But through normal use and just a little care, you shouldn't have much trouble with it.
Most of them have screensavers of some sort built in, but the problem is the screensaver isn't smart enough to detect a paused image (at least not on my Panasonic). It comes on at either a fixed time or a fixed interval, which is annoying if you're actually watching TV at the time.
my dell flatscreen goes into powersave mode.
I heard that Plasmas die or stop working after so many hours of use? (100,000 hours or somtin' like that).......dmorris68? )
i would guess it depends on the set...
[quote212aa8f2f9="Ryizan"]I heard that Plasmas die or stop working after so many hours of use? (100,000 hours or somtin' like that).......dmorris68? )[/quote212aa8f2f9]
No, its around 60,000 hours, which is more than many tube based televisions. Most "problems" with plasmas these days are overblown, the new models are hard to burn in, and last a long time.
Right, plasma half-life is around 60K to 80K hours now. Which means at that time your TV will be about half as bright as when new. If you calculate that out, with 8 hours per day of TV watching, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, that's 6.8 years. Virtually nobody watches that much TV, so a more realistic estimate would be around a minimum 10 year useable lifetime. So half-life is no longer really an issue.
Burn-in, on the other hand, is still a real problem, but as I said one that has improved with recent generations and as long as you don't go off and leave your Xbox paused for days at a time or use the TV exclusively in 43 mode, you should be okay.
added some more prizes...