Do You Still Just Have A Tube Tv?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
February 16, 2009 10:10pm CST
I think there just making all tvs flat screened now. I had a tube tv which is basicly regular tv since 1990 in my living room and it finally messed up bad enough so i went out and got another one. There were no more boxed set tvs where i went to buy one at circuit city that was going out of business. I got a lcd flat screen tv. The thing about flat screens is they don't last as long as old fasioned boxed set tvs. I would have gotten another boxed set if they were there because i don't mind it. Now that I got an lcd tv the bad thing about it is the sound sucks compared to my other tv but still i enjoy having a flat screen.
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@lala501 (1533)
• United States
17 Feb 09
In my house I have three regular televisions and two flat screens. I like my flat screens better because there HD and I think they look way better then my regular televisions. I would get all flat screens but just throwing away my regualar televisions would be a waste of money.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
13 Mar 09
yeah thats worse than anything to waste things
• United States
20 Feb 09
my tv is new but its a tube kind.. i didnt like the price of the flat ones and some i hear dont last long and i dont have that kind of money to waste.. not like everyone i know has them so i dont really know what im missing out on anyways
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• India
18 Feb 09
I have CRT TV in my house in my place we don't have LCD TV's available at cheap price so we still did not replace the existing TV's. CRT TV's occupy more place and consume more power i also like LCD TV's if the price has decreased then i will go for the new LCD TV.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Hi elmiko! I still have my 2 older tv's which I will assume are the tube kinds since they are not flat screens and have the rather large backs to them. I am very happy with them. They have excellent picture quality and sound and are both RCA tv's. I know that when they go I will have no other choice but to get the newer flat screen models. I didn't know that by making the picture and screen flat that they would lose the sound quality. That is really a terrible shame! I do hope that my tv's continute to last for a long time. I have already had them for a number of years so I really don't know.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
13 Mar 09
yeah its kinda like the old car from the 70s i had which had better radio sound compared to the 1990 toyota i use to have but the toyota was worth it because it drove all the way from florida to tennessee on 16 dollars worth of gas.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Good points to look for when we have to go buy a new one thanks for info!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
13 Mar 09
your welcome
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
All of my T.V.'s are the regular T.V's. I have no interest in buying the new flat screen televisions. I usually buy my televisions at auctions because so many people are going with flat screens so they sell their old ones. I think the most that I have paid for one is 20 dollars. Who can beat that price. I also can not afford the flat screens.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
13 Mar 09
great deal
• Canada
17 Feb 09
I got a tube TV for Christmas from my father and grandparents, in 1993, and it still works just fine. I have no plans to buy a new TV unless this one breaks down, and I hope it never does. It will works perfectly. I'm not ready to trade it in yet. A very interesting question.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
13 Mar 09
the tubes last longer.
• United States
7 Mar 09
I bought a boxed tv last year at Sears. it use less than $200. I went to get the cheapest TV I could fined that fit in the space I had. It is a 27" TV. We love it. I do have a TV with a tube that was given to me and it works great. I do not know how old it is but it does not have a remote. I have to turn it on and off at the front.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
22 Feb 09
My large living room console color TV was a tube tv. It's been working without fail since it was new in the early '80s. It finally just gave up the ghost a couple of weeks ago. There's a lot good to be said about those older tvs! I do have other tvs in the house (bedroom & kitchen) and those have been replaced many times over the years...yet the old tube tv just kept on humming and delivering a good color picture. I have no desire to get a lcd, and as nice as they are, they look far too modern to fit into a house with lots of antiques. I like the fact that the newer tvs are coming out flat & space saving, but I have a hunch that they have a built in life expectancy where they will have to be replaced over and over again.
@wxx0418 (44)
• China
18 Feb 09
I just have a tv which is nearly same age with me. Last decades, definition was quite bad. just past 2 years, we change some parts of it, then purchase a equipment installed on the roof like a sun, in fact receive the signal better. Now is ok, thanks great mother. Finally we got an good image when we spend spring holidays afterwork.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
18 Feb 09
What is the brand name of the LCD that you bought? You really should be getting good sound. There's one brand out there that has very poor sound and you almost have to have a home theater system to get decent sound. I sell plasmas and LCD's amd guess what? Every t.v. that I have in my home is a tube tv. I love the flat screens because they're sleek and good looking and when my tubes break down, I'll replace them with flat screens. Just can't justify spending the money when I don't need to. Enjoy the t.v.