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Old 07-03-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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We still have two huge 32 and 27 inch million pound nonflat tvs. I don't know another word for nonflat. My husband is chomping at the bit to replace them. But I refuse to until they break. They are Sonys and over 10 years old so it may still be a while!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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I too have tube TV's (but do have a couple flat screens in locations where a tube TV wouldn't work).

If your Sony is only 10 years old, you will have a long wait before it dies. My Sony and Toshiba TV's are at least 15 years old and show no signs of quitting. I figure they'll go for 20-25 years.

I was shopping for a flat screen replacement and the sales guy did tell me that the new TV's only last 4-7 years.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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We still have two huge 32 and 27 inch million pound nonflat tvs. I don't know another word for nonflat. My husband is chomping at the bit to replace them. But I refuse to until they break. They are Sonys and over 10 years old so it may still be a while!
I had a 32-34 inch break down so I replaced it but otherwise no point IMO unless you are paying for HDTV etc. channels and the TV's don't have the functionality and so forth.

They aren't terribly expensive for a smaller one, so tell him if he wants one he should ask Santa.

Frankly, unless it's broken or horribly obsolete I don't bother swapping up. I mean if they are already in place and so forth it's not like the weight or bulkiness matters.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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of my 3 tv in my home 2 are crt tv and am not replacing them until they break... in some cases these tv have last 50 years.... the good old days ....when things last
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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We still have three CRT TVs in our house. I'm in no hurry to replace them, though one has a deteriorating picture. Frugal living or not though - if you enjoy TV I see no reason to replace the one you watch the most with a modern HD TV. Picture quality is so high today and you don't have to spend much to get it. Our old rear projection CRT set died several months ago and it was replaced with a Samsung plasma. OUTSTANDING picture quality and of course it is wall mounted now.

Modern flat panels, especially LCD models, don't use nearly as much electricity as a old CRT sets.

BTW - be sure to use a GOOD surge protector with any expensive electronics.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:40 AM
 
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Sony Trinitron TVs? I have 3 of them. 36", 27", and 19". They are VERY heavy (movers dread them) but they are very good TVs. I was told by an electronics guy that they are among the best TVs ever made. They will be around awhile. I'm moving in 6 months and will be leaving them behind, though.

The downside is they are not HDTV. I never cared about that until I switched to Dish Network and found out that many of the key features Dish offers are not available if your TV isn't HD. (whole house DVR, Blockbuster movie streaming...)
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Count me in. My TV in the living room is a 32" beast that weighs what seems more than me. And the TV in my bedroom is a 19" version of that one.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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i have two crts and one flat screen
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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We still have two huge 32 and 27 inch million pound nonflat tvs. I don't know another word for nonflat. My husband is chomping at the bit to replace them. But I refuse to until they break. They are Sonys and over 10 years old so it may still be a while!
I have a 27" Sanyo that shows no signs of quitting and I think it's at least ten years old. Probably closer to 15. My mom gave it to me when she bought a bigger one for her house. Mom and Dad didn't use it that much because it was in their bedroom but I've used it a LOT over the past seven years. I gave my 19" to my brother when I downsized.

I've kicked around the idea of a flat screen but can't justify the cost when the TV I have works great. I thought the 32" flat screen actually looked smaller than my 27" TV but I think that's because they are wider, side to side, but shorter top to bottom. If and when I DO go for a flat screen it will likely be a 40", or larger. I can get a nice discount on one from work.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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My living room has had the same 27 inch set since 2000. It will not change anytime soon.

And yes, it is a Sanyo that I bought for ~$200.
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