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Old 07-24-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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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!
Hi crankywithakeyboard--

I had a 20 inch CRT in my bedroom that I eventually gave to a friend because I never watched it. The mom still has two or three of the old dinosaurs around from the mid 90's, and neither shows any sign of quitting any time soon. I have a 40 inch flat-screen in the living room that barely gets used because I cancelled my cable a while back.

I question the wisdom of keeping multiple CRT's in the house if they're used a lot, though? Inch for inch, they consume a lot more electricity than the new LED/LCD TV's. Over a number of years, it may wind up costing you more than buying a new TV up front.

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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I don't have a flat screen. My apartment is furnished and the clunker that came with it works just fine. I watch about 4 hours of tv a month
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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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 2 old style TVs (one large & one small) with digital converters.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Got 1 flatscreen 32 inch. It was on sale for like 199$ so I bought it. My bedroom and kids bedroom has normal 27 inch tv's.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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My old beast finally died, so I got a new flat screen about 18 months ago. I hope that this one lasts as long as the last one did. Sadly, I don't expect it to.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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I have a 32" Toshiba regular type TV. I think I bought it...1991? Worked great all these years till just lately I noticed that it occassionally the display will flick to a little intense color before flicking back. I hope I can find someone who can fix it if it comes to that. It weighs a ton and will be tough to take in but I hate the new TV's. Too black, too hard color, hard defined lines, I don't like it at all honestly and it tends to make me feel a bit sick.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a flat screen but not a big screen. Everyone else in my family, siblings and our grown children,
have at least one big screen TV, some have more than one.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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CRT's require more wattage (typically 100%+ more power) than LCD's of a comparable size.

Are you really being frugal or just cheap?
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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i also have 2 crt tv with that free tv box on top and have no problem with them
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a flat screen but not a big screen. Everyone else in my family, siblings and our grown children,
have at least one big screen TV, some have more than one.
When I posted this our flat screen worked. Now, after almost 7 years, it quit so we are back to
the old regular Sony TV we had before..wonder how long it will last?
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