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Old 04-01-2011, 02:20 PM   #31
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who the fuck is this the cat fag?
Watch the language, this insn't the bar, or gamming forum..
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #32
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who the fuck is this the cat fag?
Geez! That 27" TV is almost as old as you are.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #33
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i dont care i've seen HD and there really isnt that much difference. only certain people actually notice the difference in quality
Using a 'top-o-the-line' 20 yr old Laserdisc player, I can see how it is hard for HDTV to compete.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:48 PM   #34
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you know the funny thing is it is exactly 2 years younger than i am. it was made in March of 1994


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Old 11-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #35
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Got my Philips CRT and a Westinghouse LCD at the same time in 2005. The CRT looks awsome to this day and the Westinghouse looked like crap 3 years later.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:10 PM   #36
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Might be ancient history but:

My parents had a TV that would need to have its tuner disassembled and the contacts inside cleaned at about six month intervals.

An aunt had a TV with a different cabinet but the same electronics that had the same problem.

Both were the same brand. Weren't a discount chain's store's in house brand (which was much less common at the time). One just had a few extra "wood" details on top.

I accompanied my father a few times to a local store as he carried a paper sack full of vacuum tubes to test at a self service vacuum tube tester. A reference chart on the tester directed customers which of a couple of dozen sockets to plug the tube into and which setting to use on several dials. The store staff didn't get involved until the malfunctioning tube was identified and the replacement had to be retrieved from the locked cabinet that formed the base of the tester.

OTOH, I used a name brand CRT (solid state except for the CRT) on a daily basis for over twenty years with only two trips to the shop to have some board contacts cleaned (the first time I was shocked that the charges were so low).
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:07 AM   #37
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I think the build quality of older TVs was much higher partly due to the fact that there was some pretty high voltages running around in the case, people were OK with large heavy sets so miniaturization and efficiency and wow-factor was not a priority, and there were no fragile "memory" circuits to worry about: memory consisted of where you left the dials when you shut it off.

Today's TVs are basically computers behind a plate of glass, and we all know how long they last.
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:43 AM   #38
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I think the question is almost a moot point. Even if the older TVs are built better they simply can't do what newer TVs can. If you want to be caught in a time warp with your Members Only jacket and 4:3 27" TV, sweet. But I'll take my 16:9 flat panel anytime (granted it probably is not built as good as the tanks used to be).
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #39
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Probably true. Has anyone had a flat screen last 20+ years? We gave away or donated all of our CRT based sets still working.

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #40
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i dont care i've seen HD and there really isnt that much difference. only certain people actually notice the difference in quality
Seriously, all joking aside, if you cannot tell the difference please make an appointment with your ophthalmologist. With my glasses off I cannot tell the difference but even with them on I have only partially corrected vision and to me the difference is stop in your tracks obvious!
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #41
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Probably true. Has anyone had a flat screen last 20+ years? We gave away or donated all of our CRT based sets still working.
I don't think flat panel Tv's have been around 20 yrs - the earliest I recall were plasma EDTV (480p) panels at about $5-$10K in the early 200-2001 time frame.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:15 PM   #42
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I still use a Sony 34" xbr HD CRT
as my main Tv, my son has a flat sharp
the PQ is really nice, but it seems a bit "garrish" over my Sony.
I look at it like this, they have been making crt's for how long now?
since the 40's and before, so it stands to reason the makers know
about this stuff.
The new Tv's are just that new! I see lots of issue's here and there
on HD forum with flat panels.
I suppose I'll just run my sony a while yet.Considering it was $600.00 new in the box, It's huge and heavy, but I love the PQ with my Oppo bdp-93.
The funny part is I want a big screen, but I'll wait a bit longer.
Be patient, and probably end up with something really nice.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #43
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I agree, I also have a sony xbr 34" crt as my main set hooked up to a 7.1 surround system, and i will put that pq against any current lcd or led out there.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:18 AM   #44
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Does anyone still make 1080i tubes anymore?
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:19 PM   #45
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I agree, I also have a sony xbr 34" crt as my main set hooked up to a 7.1 surround system, and i will put that pq against any current lcd or led out there.
I agree 100% with the PQ but your limited in size I believe the Sony KV-40XBR800 is the largest Sony CRT But that's a huge footprint vs something 6" to 1.5" deep and to 70"+
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