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Re: Who still has a tube TV - that they still use?
Posted by Cary (more from Cary) on Mon, 7 Nov 2016 15:21:43
In Reply to: Who still has a tube TV - that they still use?, Dean, Mon, 7 Nov 2016 12:09:32
We still have one sitting on the shelf as a bit of a relic. A $70 portable we got before we were married. Since the switch to digital it doesn't receive anything (hmm... ought to check). But my wife thought a lot of TV was better in black and white. Wait, and there's another in my son's room that he picked up off the street to connect his xbox to. For a while you'd see quite a few on the street on the weekends. Around here it's pretty common for people to put things that they don't want out, and a lot of it gets picked up.
We have a nice dumb HD that fits just right between the bookshelves in the 'media room', and a smart dvd player for netflix and such. I'm still amazed by the picture. We don't do cable, so there's still a bit of old-school fiddling with the flat digital tv antenna to get the game in clearly. HDMI is pretty nice -- you can play things off of a $100 tablet and the quality is pretty good.
I think the switch from tube to HD flat screen, along with dropping of analog broadcast and the rise of streaming here in the US produced a consumer technology shift we're not likely to see the likes of again.
Just as well, I have better things to spend money on.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Who still has a tube TV - that they still use?, Dean, Mon, 7 Nov 2016 12:09:32
- I've got two., EricG, Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:01:14
- Re: Who still has a tube TV - that they still use?, JTRI , Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:27:44
- Re: Who still has a tube TV - that they still use?, mlc , Tue, 8 Nov 2016 07:30:44
- 30" Panasonic, JMJinNC, Tue, 8 Nov 2016 06:38:19
- Re: Who still has a tube TV - that they still use?, Cary, Mon, 7 Nov 2016 15:21:43 <-- Viewing This Message
- Still use them every day, JerseySaab , Mon, 7 Nov 2016 13:34:42
- Re: Who still has a tube TV - that they still use?, BarryMabel , Mon, 7 Nov 2016 13:00:50
- Re: Who still has a tube TV - that they still use?, IndySaaber , Mon, 7 Nov 2016 12:59:50
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