LG launches retro CRT TV

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#1

LG launches retro CRT TV.

[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/2010/01/dC16cj.jpg[/newsimage]Hate HD? Missing the old days of cathode ray tube televisions? Still stuck in the 60s? LG plans to scratch your itch.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/lg-launches-retro-crt-tv-25319/](http://www.myce.com/news/lg-launches-retro-crt-tv-25319/)


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#2

Thats cool but you can go to just bout any garage sale or Good Will and get all the old cheap analog color TV’s you want.
I used to repair and sell used CRT color TV’s as a money making hobby back in the day and still have quite a few parts and maybe a set or two lying around.
It just wasn’t worth the effort after everyone started wanting HDTV’s and flat panel sets and almost nobody does board level component repairs any more.
Now all those TV’s I sold and scrapped might be retro and worth money…:eek:
You can’t hardly give away a old analog TV now here as they are just about useless, thanks FCC…


#3

When do they plan to market the matching Beta Max player?


#4

FOR ME PERSONLY IT’S A WASTE OF MONEY, like Dartman mentioned garage sale, that’s a sort of recycle and love for old style TV’s and Radio’s!


#5

The set looks cool. It would be good as a prop in an old-style themed restaurant or store, but that’s about it. Just a prop, not useful otherwise.


#6

I have a couple of Sony Trinitron 32" XBR’s that will give a lot of new TV’s the run for the money and they sure display regular cable and satellite channels better. I too had a repair shop and still have a couple of these Sony’s that are in perfect working order.


#7

Wonder if it has a digital tuner??


#8

[QUOTE=paulw2;2489568]Wonder if it has a digital tuner??[/QUOTE]

Yes it has a updated digital tuner.

:cool::cool:


#9

Don’t laugh, but I just bought a new 27" CRT TV for my mom for her birthday. She doesn’t like 16:9 (complains that everyone looks squashed) and watches mostly analog 4:3 cable.

Cute little LG – too bad it isn’t in the states, and only in Korea. I have an old GoldStar 12" BW set made in 1981 that is still going strong! :wink:


#10

Surprised you could even find a new 27" CRT set. Last I heard nobody was even making the tubes anymore but that’s probably not fully true obviuosly, or wherever you found it has a bunch of leftovers they are selling.
I seriously considered buying a 36" 4:3 HD CRT set as most of my viewing at that point was still non HD normal material but figured I’d like wide better for my movies.
When I don’t stretch non wide material I end up with a 27" screen just like I used to have:confused:
You still get the very best black levels and color out of a CRT anyways as they’ve had almost 90 years to perfect them if you count some of the very first prototype CRT sets.