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Old 09-26-2007, 08:06 PM
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I have a 1991 Sony KV27EXR25, and a KV27TS32 (Both 27" CRT) and a spare junked TS32 for parts, that has a tube that was run for about a year. It will fit in my EXR25, and when the set finally goes, I will install my spare tube.

Dont really care for flat screens. Have seen them just up and die suddenly too often!

Just got an RCA 32" widescreen CRT set for free that needed a new flyback transformer that cost me $22. It works great.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:08 PM
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A couple CRTs here, one bought (used B&O) several months ago. The only flat panel screen around here is my computer monitor. For big-screen movies, I use a projector.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:46 PM
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I have a Toshiba 36" set is is about 10 years old but works like new.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:54 PM
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I'm using an RCA 32" with the CTC-187 chassis. It was given to me at least 5 years ago and was a dead set. I replaced the horiz output transistor and a few capacitors around the horizontal circuit that checked bad on my ESR meter. It hasn't missed a beat since. Not bad, over 5 years service for around 10 dollars in parts and a little time. Have no plans to replace it unless it crashes too bad for me to fix. I don't see any programs on TV worth the kind of money they want for the new HD stuff. This old RCA looks good to me and the older I get the lower resolution my eyes get. I've got Directv so I think NTSC will be available to me for quite awhile.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:03 PM
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C - R - T

Is Good - For - Me

I have about 6 or 8 of them, from a couple of 13" to a 32" main teevee in the LR.

But the teevee I watch most of the time is a 13" RCA in my ManShun. I have to use my reading glasses to see the scores, though!
"Americans Hate Music, But They Love Entertainment" - Frank Zappa
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_fixer View Post
it's the only kind i own.
Main>Acurus L10/Bellari VP129,Acurus A200-Acurus A200X3-Beringer CX2310 X-over,Pro-Ject RM5SE/SpeedboxII/Sumiko Blackbird,Marantz SA8001 SACD,Magnepan MGIIIa,NHT W2 Sub,Cans:AKG701
Vintage>Yamaha CR2040,Sony SACD,Thorens TD160/Sumiko BP 2,Infinity Primus 360
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:10 PM
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Yup. I have a 1995-ish Sharp and a 1998-ish Sharp that both still work great. Why replace them if they still work? Besdies, all these mega-size flatpanels require a whole new living room furniture & sound system arrangement and I'm not willing to go there yet.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:17 PM
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I have a 1977 Sears brand 19inch color set with elecronic tuning. Played hours everyday,seven days a week. Never been fixed and still has a good picture. I guess I buy a new set when it breaks, unless I go first.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:31 PM
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All CRT TVs here - and all free! Two from freecycle (broken when we got 'em) and two are from Dad. Also have three tube sets - an Emerson B/W, a GE Portacolor, and a Zenith metal cabinet hybrid set - all working, but used only in winter to supplement the heat.

My brother recently replaced his 12 year old Sony with a cheapie LCD - damn CRT had the Sony "intermittent" cathode problem. Sony even published a service bulletin (attachment) for the problem - with NO solution! Open set and whack the CRT? Nah gunna do it....

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Old 09-26-2007, 10:37 PM
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Every night we have ONE TV a Philip's Magnovox 34" we bought from Sears a half dozen years ago. Works great. I'll replace it when it no longer works. With what I have no idea I do know it won't be any wider then 42" cause that is the widest cabinet that will fit in the Cabinet our son made his mom from a kit right before he went in the NAVY.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:02 PM
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I watch my four year old Sanyo as well as several 30+year old CRT based sets every day. I have no plans to change.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:05 PM
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They will have to pry my CRT from my cold ,dead ,fingers...

I'll stay far away from those flat screened TV's for as long as possible...

Even for my computer...I use a CRT...

Gary in Texas
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:16 PM
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Everyday sets for me are still CRT. Even at work most of the monitors are still CRT we just started to buy LCD sets.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:55 PM
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I have a Zenith 32" AVI series, SL3285, from around 1993 still in daily use. Also a Sony 36" wega. Have a total of 11 CRT sets and one Panasonic 3 LED Projector.
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Currently own 5 working Zeniths Color TV's and one needing repair. PLUS a Zenith Circle of Sound AM-FM radio.

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Old 09-27-2007, 12:29 AM
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I love and appreciate all of my antique TV sets and radios, but my entertainment at this point is nearly 100% digital, except for audio amplifiers/speakers. Over-the-air TV and radio are digital (except for a few analog-only radio stations), movie discs are digital (mostly HD), connection cables are digital (HDMI), displays are digital (flat panel and front projection).
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