Originally Posted by Tiz
I think a big problem with the longevity of electrical items here is bad power supply and surges.
I've got UPS between the sockets and anything of value that I really don't want to fail.
Even if the item is a second it will probably give good service. A tv would be classed as a second if it had more than specified failed pixals, most tv's have one or two. If they are in the middle of the screen it would be much more of a problem than tucked away on the edge. There are only a few screen makers, LG being by far the largest, same with mother boards, so whatever the brand they share many components. The PC industry being another example.