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Old 01-15-2018, 05:16 PM
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In the 90s, My parents had an RCA floor model which had the glass doors at the bottom. Wouldnt call it High end, but more like middle of the road. 1995 or so.

The basement family room we had a projection unit. all the bells and whistles of the time. I think it was a Magnavox.
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:00 AM
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The CRT on this Sony is strong, I guess it wasn't used much. How can I keep it strong? I reduced picture from 100% to 50%, and calibrated the black level (which was already pretty much perfect for 7.5 IRE).
I imagine if you don't watch the hell out of it, it'll be fine.
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:36 PM
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Romania was one of the poorest countries in Europe in years 1992-1994. Between 1991 and 1998/1999 we had hyperinflation. One bread had a price of 10-20 Romanian Lei (Lions) * in 1991 and about 1.500-1.700 in 1999. So you can figure...
If you where a tv colector you could get even some hybrid color sets (especially from Germany, the main provider of second-hand marchendise to Romania).
2nd color sets where the chance for most people. New sets... expensive. Especially the ones from big brands. Popular diagonal: 21" = 54 c.m.s.

Most popular foreign brand of new sest: Korean "GoldStar" and "Samsung". There was an tv comercial "GoldStar, nobleţea aurului/GoldStar, the noblece of the gold". "Samsung" where lasting sets. 15-20 years, some even worked for more.
Another Korean brand (not so popular) was "MegaVision".
They usualy had 1-2 video inputs.
My maternal grandfather bought in June or July of 1995 an 21" "Panasonic", mono, teletext, A.V. input and 3.5 jack output in the front, S.C.A.R.T. connector in the back for about 1.280.000 Lei (minimal wage 75.000 Lei, avarage wage around 210.000 Lei). "Cheap", no?

The new "Electronica" Plant (the old one is at #82 Baicului (of Baicu, Baicu's) Street; later to become "Electronica Industrială", "Elcomp") splited into 2: "N.E.I." ("Network Electronica International") and "Thomas". "N.E.I." used some good components in the early years. Some set had less buttons then others. I don't know if they where ever where tv sets without A.V. input. Some had the useful teletext.
The new plant was wiped out during the economical bubble of the '000's to make room for offices (it was in the Norht Area where there are a lot of offices now); the old one still exist, but not as an electronic manufacturer (there are several buildings anyway).

We made black and white sets up untill after 1995, throu all that that sales declined and some people couldn't even afford and second-hand color tv set even after 1995! I had black and white up untill 2000! An "Sony" KV-21FT2K (21" screen), mono... but still costed about 7,5 minimal wages (sallaries) or about 3,5 avarage wages on 12-12-2000!!!

* the Bulgarian currency is called Leva, which also means lions.
the subdivision of the Romanian Leu is Bani, which also means money. So if you buy a bread that costs 2 Lei and 20 Bani you say 2 Lions and 20 Money Avarage price of bread is around 1 Leu.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:44 AM
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The first, really cool TV was bought by my father in Moscow in 1992 - Panasonic TX-29V1R. 29", 21 system, Dome Sound System, all my friends were jealous of me!
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:14 AM
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High-End Toshiba's in the 90-ies (US Market)
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:53 PM
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I actually owned two of the lowest end TVs from 1994 for a short period, an RCA and a Panasonic (the real cheap Panasonic where they stamped the name on instead of making it a badge). Both were RF only sets, about 19 inches, with the RCA being mono and the Panasonic possibly being stereo? It had two speaker grilles.

I very quickly got rid of them and I'm glad I did.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:08 AM
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35"... that's around 88-89 c.m.s.' Those sets where really big. And stereo. That was awsome! But I wonder how bought them.
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:47 AM
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And more? 45"... that's around 114-115 c.m.s.'
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:19 PM
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Wow! A 45" tube. I thought 36" (witch I have a JVC of) was the biggest production CRT.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:39 PM
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That must have weighed about 400-500 pounds...
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:00 PM
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Wow! A 45" tube. I thought 36" (witch I have a JVC of) was the biggest production CRT.
I thought it was 40"...I've seen a few in person.
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:40 PM
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Wow, the largest I knew about was 43":

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Old 06-09-2018, 08:12 PM
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And more? 45"... that's around 114-115 c.m.s.'
Oh lord I know someone trying to import one of those.
Shipping out out of Japan is insanity so instead he's trying to arrange it be delivered to a JDM export yard where one of his friends bought a car recently, then with the TV in the car it gets tacked onto the GVW which has a lower rate per-pound than that of just shipping the TV freight.

I cannot even start to think what kind of a support structure you would need to hold the TV anywhere other than directly on the the floor.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:42 AM
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It's is Sony))
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:38 AM
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Wow! A 45" tube. I thought 36" (witch I have a JVC of) was the biggest production CRT.
Keep in mind that in the US we measure visible screen size (since it was mandated by the government in the early 70's), but it the rest of the world, they kept using overall CRT size. That 45" Sony is probably 43" visible.
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