The life expectancy on our LCD and Plasma lines is a respectable 60,000 half-life. Meaning at 60,000 hours, you can expect the panel to lose half of the brightness from its "out of the box" picture quality.
Tube televisions, traditionally speaking, had about a 20,000-25,000 half-brightness life expectancy measured equally.
What live expectancy should one expect on a new Samsung TV. Compared to the old tube analog TVs, which use to last long time, are new LCD tvs suppose to last that long ?