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Old 07-03-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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Me too! I bought mine in 1996 and it will have to die a slow death before I buy a flat screen anything. It's a big mother but is works very well.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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This is one area of technology where new really is better... Once you get a decent HD flat-screen TV, you will have no idea why you spent so long with an old 700 pound fuzzy globe. And they're really not that expensive now.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I would have, but now I ended up with 2.

TV in the bedroom used to be a 10 year old 19" CRT, but it died about 1.5 years ago, had to replace it, and the only things available are flat screens.

Used to have about a 27" floor TV for the living room, over 20 years old. It was just too bulky for the smaller apartment we moved to. Still have that TV in storage. Went without a TV in the living room for a while, until one day my wife just came home with a flat screen for the living room.

I dont really feel that bad at the end of the day. Both TVs together, a 46" and a 32" costs less than $1,000 total, and one is an LED the other LCD, so they save considerably on power, plus they have HDMI and VGA ports.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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The only reason we have a 26" flat panel tv is because a friend gave it to us. New in the box. His dad won it on a golf tournament and they already had plenty of larger tvs and didn't want it.

We have it hooked to a computer and also use it as a giant monitor and watch programs online. We get several local tv channels on the rabbit ears antenna.

Previous to this we had a tiny 13" crt tv.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I still have an old TV in my living room. Not going to replace it until it dies. I bought it cheap at Walmart ten years ago and it's still going strong. We had to replace the TV in our computer room with a flat screen last year. 3 years ago our old VHF TV, the one with a turn knob with only 12 channels on it, finally died so I bought a huge CRT for only $2 at a yard sale. It was on its way out, but it lasted 2 years, so I figure I got my money's worth.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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This is one area of technology where new really is better... Once you get a decent HD flat-screen TV, you will have no idea why you spent so long with an old 700 pound fuzzy globe. And they're really not that expensive now.

Speaking for myself, the Sony TVs aren't fuzzy globes. They have a flat screen though they are tube TVs. The picture on them is very good. How much more detail could I possibly be missing?
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Another benefit of the old ones...
They hold up better when you have kids. Wii controllers that got out of hand (literally) won't damage them and a flying pillow or whatever else goes airborne won't knock them over.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When I saw a 19-inch flat for $95, I broke down. Cable costs more than that every month, why scrimp on the hardware. But the speakers were so crappy, I had to look for a set of Logitechs on line for $20.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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I have a 32" Toshiba that I got off Craigslist for $100 in 2008. It continues to work fine. Not sure how old it is, but its not a flat screen. I won't be buying a new one until it breaks, and even then, I might end up buying a used one again, as I've gotten 4 years out of this one now.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I did until just last year. Had a 10 year old Sony in the living room that weighed 175 pounds, and a TV in the bedroom that was in my parents retail store in the early 80s, so like 30 years old. We gave in and got a 60 inch for the living room and used the points from that to get a flat screen for the bedroom, so I was until recently, but no more.
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