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Old 12-14-11, 06:41 AM
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Anyone still own a CRT Television?

I didn't have a television before I moved, but since cable is included in the rent here, I decided I'd find a TV on craigslist. I found someone giving away a 27" CRT. I got one of those really cheap particle board TV stands at Wal-Mart and the the stand bowed under the weight of this massive thing. I went to Home Depot and reinforced the stand with some large steel angle brackets. It looks like it will hold...at least for a while =)

Anyone else still making use of a CRT and refusing to spend money on the new technology?
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Old 12-14-11, 07:34 AM
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I've a 20" flat screen CRT in the bedroom.
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Old 12-14-11, 07:36 AM
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Yep, 25" CRT monster. It has a green tint to it that just can't be tuned out, but it works.

Good thing I don't watch TV.
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Old 12-14-11, 07:37 AM
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We still have 3 in the house -- living room, my daughter's room, and a spare in my room (strictly for hooking up to the $3 VCR, until I can get the DVDs to replace them). The 25" in the living room will be going away this winter, when my tax return buys me a different flatscreen -- my present flatscreen will go in there, and my new one will use almost 40 watts less juice! (At that size, both types use about the same....)

The weight is a major issue; I'm not getting any younger, and the 'arthur' in my shoulders makes lifting a CRT a problem. The flatty is light enough to throw!

It's one of the few luxuries I've allowed myself, with the massive savings from not owning a car.
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Yep, 2. When they break and I can't fix them then they'll be replaced.
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I have a Sony 27 it still has a great picture. It also fits in the TV cabinet.
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Old 12-14-11, 07:50 AM
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I feel you can't beat a CRT picture. When our 25 year old Sony finally lost it's color calibration, we gave it away on craigslist and went out and found a flat screen 32" Sony Wega that was only a few years old for under $100.00. The owners were moving and didn't want to haul the tank across the country. This particular model is known to have a chip problem and when if finally burns out the TV won't turn on. Well, after a year of ownership ours burned out and I ordered the parts and replaced the two chips (under $20.00). So far it's working great.
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Old 12-14-11, 07:55 AM
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four! One is a RCA 29"!
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yep...25" Toshiba w/ built in DVD player. Works just fine with the cable.
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Got a 36 inch Panasonic that outweighs a Smart Car and a Sony Trinitron that Edison might have tinkered with.
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Old 12-14-11, 08:25 AM
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36" Sony WEGA Trinitron - 480P

19" RCA
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Got a 36 inch Panasonic that outweighs a Smart Car and a Sony Trinitron that Edison might have tinkered with.
I think I have the same Panasonic in a basement guest suite. When I finished the basement I built it in so until I feel like another reno, it stays. I think it gets used about 10 times a year. I don't look forward to hauling it up the stairs.
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Old 12-14-11, 08:29 AM
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Yes, a 32 inch Toshiba in my living room. I keep waiting for it to break but the darn thing keeps chugging along.
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I had one and threw it away. THen I bought one for my rental and the tenants broke it. I bought a 50" plasma last year and sold it for pennies on the dollar. I''d rather not be watching tv for some reason. I like pie.
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I think I have the same Panasonic in a basement guest suite. When I finished the basement I built it in so until I feel like another reno, it stays. I think it gets used about 10 times a year. I don't look forward to hauling it up the stairs.
Got one of those in the basement too. The wife and kids want to replace it with a flat panel, but I'm not buying it. It works fine, picture is ok for the age of it, and it is the least used TV in the house. Plus it takes two men and a boy to move it, so it's staying where it is until it dies a smoldering death and HAS to be moved, or someone other than ME moves it out of the basement.
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I finally got rid of my last CRT TV this fall. It was a 36” widescreen Sony. It had a great picture but it was made right before the HD revolution and didn’t have any of the HDMI or other modern connections. I would have kept it for use in a spare room but it weighed over 200 pounds and was absolutely massive. I gave it to someone I worked with.
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Last I saw it, it was sitting on the floor at Best Buy looking real forlorn as it awaited recycling.

The poor thing had gotten a magenta area in the upper right corner and was prone to blackouts.
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No TVs in my house. I don't have a computer monitor either, other than what's built into the laptop.

I did have a 27" CRT SD TV from 1999 until 2007. My first wife took it with her. I bought a 32" HD LCD to replace it, but later got rid of it. My second wife had a 42" plasma (it could heat the room!). She took it with her when she went. I have no plans on replacing it (or her).
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Nope. My last one started smoking, so off it was sent to the recycler.
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Every TV in our house is CRT. Five of them.
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Originally Posted by Will G View Post
Got a 36 inch Panasonic that outweighs a Smart Car and a Sony Trinitron that Allan DuMont might have tinkered with.
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Anyone else still making use of a CRT and refusing to spend money on the new technology?
I still have two of them. One of them is 24 years old. The other is a 16:9, 32" HD CRT.

The 32" TV is a tough 2-man lift.


EDIT: No flat screen TVs in the house.
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I still have a couple. Just replaced my last CRT computer screen, though I still have 3 good CRT monitors taking up space...
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I replaced my 1993 32" Magnavox CRT with an LED flat screen this past summer. I remodeled my living room and the only place for the TV was above the fireplace; the CRT was too big to fit. I still have a smaller CRT TV in another room.
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We still use a Sony Trinitron CRT-based TV in our family room. We plan to replace it with an LCD when it reaches the end of its useful life, but the damn thing just refuses to die. (I think it's about 15 years old.)
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