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Posted 4/24/17
i used to own and deeply miss my sony 27inch trinitron/wega that thing was great and I need one for my classic games now but don't have the space even though these things are super cheap now

I use a 48inch samsung set (sadly only 720p I believe but may be 1080) not a smart tv either but just a few years old
and a 32 inch vizio I don't know much about
Posted 4/24/17

dulun18 wrote:
you must be one of those really early adopters

2005? Samsung introduced the first HDTV in 2005

a 55" LCD HDTV 720p for $25,000 !!

for the same price now i think you can get those 100" 4-8K TV ?


The first HDTV came out in 1998 (in the United States). By the time I purchased a 50-55" HDTV in 2005, they were around $2,800 (on sale) for a Sony LCD. If I recall, the most expensive one was around $8,000-9,000 at the time. I don't know where you're coming up with $25,000 for a 55" LCD. In 1998, I remember the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum had shown a NASA launch to show how HDTV would look. I did get to watch it (which was rather impressive), but couldn't afford it on my meager summer salary (I was a middle schooler at the time).

CRT televisions are kind of a "novelty" thing with hipsters and gamers now. That "retro look". It does help that CRTs are pretty decent when it comes down to it (more reliable).

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Posted 4/24/17
I haven't owned a TV since 1996.
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Posted 4/24/17
Yeah. Using one right now actually since our flatscreen stopped working.
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dulun18 wrote:

screenshots from The Last of Us game

I still have the 27" CRT tv in the storage room somewhere

it's like new pretty much .. but i doubt anyone will buy these bulky tvs now a day

recycle or donate? a rock and a hard place situation...




keep the tv you have

i think there's a class action lawsuit on going for the CRT .. so you can get $25 for it or something .. then you can sell/donate/recycle it

https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/closed-settlements/341715-crt-antitrust-reseller-class-action-lawsuit-settlement/
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Posted 4/24/17
We still have a TV like that, but we took it outside because we're about to get rid of it.
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Posted 4/24/17
Those old rear projection TVs are dying out. Once that bulb goes there's no saving it.
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No, I don't. I use to have an old Pioneer 65" rear screen project TV, but I rolled it out to my driveway one day and set it on fire.
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redokami wrote:

i still have one wit a built in VHS player I had to play my xbox 360 on it before I got my first flat screen, god that was a pain, with skyrim


OOO. I know that feeling. Damn glad when I got a flat screen.
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Posted 4/24/17
a smaller version but yes I still own the stone age box TVs.
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Posted 4/24/17
I've still got one in my garage havnt used in forever tbh fogot about it untill i saw this post lol
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Posted 4/24/17
Yes I do, but only because it's too heavy for me to move. Maybe it will be worth money someday?
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you must be one of those really early adopters

2005? Samsung introduced the first HDTV in 2005

a 55" LCD HDTV 720p for $25,000 !!

for the same price now i think you can get those 100" 4-8K TV ?

The first HDTV came out in 1998 (in the United States). By the time I purchased a 50-55" HDTV in 2005, they were around $2,800 (on sale) for a Sony LCD. If I recall, the most expensive one was around $8,000-9,000 at the time. I don't know where you're coming up with $25,000 for a 55" LCD. In 1998, I remember the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum had shown a NASA launch to show how HDTV would look. I did get to watch it (which was rather impressive), but couldn't afford it on my meager summer salary (I was a middle schooler at the time).

CRT televisions are kind of a "novelty" thing with hipsters and gamers now. That "retro look". It does help that CRTs are pretty decent when it comes down to it (more reliable).




are you talking about prototype ?

since the information i brought up in my previous post was from an article about samsung

No one heard of Samsung in 2005.. so for them to introduced their first HDTV for 25k in 2005 ? or is it 2004 ?

now.. Samsung is a household name pretty much.

QLED is pretty much their SUHD from last year.. it's still not OLED though

i hope to get a 65" OLED for $1000 in the next 2-3 years.. it will be a nice gaming tv
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