Videokarma.org

Go Back   Videokarma.org TV - Video - Vintage Television & Radio Forums > Solid State CRT Televisions

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-02-2018, 06:03 PM
ESigma25 ESigma25 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 29
The end of CRT in America?

For years I was under the impression that there were no new CRTs manufactured for sale in the US (at least at retail) after 2004, as I had never found a CRT set made after 2004. However today I found a set made in November 2005. Is it possible that new CRTs were manufactured for retail sale in the US in 2006, despite me never having seen one personally?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-02-2018, 06:12 PM
KentTeffeteller's Avatar
KentTeffeteller KentTeffeteller is offline
Gimpus Stereophilus!
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Athens, TN
Posts: 578
I think 2009-2010 was the end of consumer CRT set sales in the USA. The last ones seem to be the Disney themed youth sets, made cheaply from leftover component parts.

Last edited by KentTeffeteller; 09-06-2018 at 09:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-02-2018, 09:29 PM
dishdude's Avatar
dishdude dishdude is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 519
I think you could still buy CRTs until 2010ish. The last ones were cheap offbrands from China, Funai and maybe an Orion. They even had digital tuners.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-02-2018, 09:50 PM
ESigma25 ESigma25 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 29
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the November 2005 set I got is either a Funai or a LG, it's a TruTech branded 13(?) inch TV/VCR combo unit made in Korea.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-02-2018, 10:41 PM
WISCOJIM WISCOJIM is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,945
My Sansui digital CRT TV was produced in October of 2008, and I know they still had CRT TVs in some stores locally at least through Black Friday 2010.



.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Sansui DTV1900A - October 2008.jpg (86.8 KB, 116 views)
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
  #6  
Old 07-02-2018, 11:28 PM
SpaceAge's Avatar
SpaceAge SpaceAge is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 250
This guy found a Sansui manufactured in November 2009: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LicDSxHEQcs

I love the video description (emphasis mine)
Quote:
I had to cut this video short because the people who own the house with this TV on it came out the door. This set has been out on this person's lawn for a little while.
Filmed by me with my laptop's webcam.
I’m trying to picture this. He must have been holding the computer against his chest with the screen facing away from him so that the webcam was pointed towards this trashed TV. In someone’s front yard, no less. Yeah, not suspicious at all...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-03-2018, 08:59 AM
jbattles's Avatar
jbattles jbattles is offline
jbattles
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ellijay, Ga
Posts: 93
I have a Sony kv27fs120 made in 07. Dam good set cant wait to get it of storage .
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-03-2018, 09:40 AM
andy's Avatar
andy andy is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 3,995
CRTs were still available in the 2007-2008 time frame. I don't remember exactly when the last CRTs disappeared from stores, but I would guess around 2010. Before that, flat panels were still expensive.
__________________
Wanted list:
RCA CTC-5
RCA CTC19 or 27
Sony KV-7010U
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-03-2018, 09:54 AM
dieseljeep dieseljeep is online now
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by dishdude View Post
I think you could still buy CRTs until 2010ish. The last ones were cheap offbrands from China, Funai and maybe an Orion. They even had digital tuners.
The last of the Funai's and Orion's seem to be pretty good. I have a few with the DTV converter board.
I have a few RCA jail sets with the DTV board. They work rather well. Built in 2009.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-03-2018, 10:47 AM
ESigma25 ESigma25 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 29
One of the clear ones? I want one of those...
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
  #11  
Old 07-03-2018, 11:02 AM
dieseljeep dieseljeep is online now
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESigma25 View Post
One of the clear ones? I want one of those...
You can own one easy enough!
I'll clear a few spaces in my PM box later today.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-03-2018, 12:30 PM
Steve D.'s Avatar
Steve D. Steve D. is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hollywood Hills, Ca.
Posts: 1,749
I recall about 10 years ago or perhaps a little later, seeing CRT sets relegated to a back corner of my local Best Buy store. Probably 6 or 8 different plastic cabinet analog table models. Screen sizes from 9" to probably 17" sets. This does not include those small screen, very cheap $10.00 CRT's found in drug stores & discount stores ect. These Coby analog crt sets are still listed on the Amazon site. Are they the very last of the CRT sets?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 51QM6G7NG5L.jpg (34.2 KB, 10 views)
__________________
Please visit my CT-100, CTC-5, vintage color tv site:
http://www.wtv-zone.com/Stevetek/
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-03-2018, 03:23 PM
Celt's Avatar
Celt Celt is offline
Peanut Head
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Paragould, Arkansas
Posts: 1,686
In 2005 I bought a 13" colour stereo Emerson with a built in DVD player.
It's build amazed me. They used a DVD ROM, like you would see in a tower PC.
All the resistors were gold banded and all the caps were Nichichon.
It also had two 3" round speakers mounted up front which gave decent audio.
I retired it when our cable went digital only...and gave it to a friend's grandkid to play
his DVD's on. It's still going strong too.


__________________

Let me live in the house beside the road and be a friend to man.

Last edited by Celt; 07-17-2018 at 02:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-03-2018, 07:56 PM
bgadow's Avatar
bgadow bgadow is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Federalsburg, MD
Posts: 5,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve D. View Post
I recall about 10 years ago or perhaps a little later, seeing CRT sets relegated to a back corner of my local Best Buy store. Probably 6 or 8 different plastic cabinet analog table models. Screen sizes from 9" to probably 17" sets. This does not include those small screen, very cheap $10.00 CRT's found in drug stores & discount stores ect. These Coby analog crt sets are still listed on the Amazon site. Are they the very last of the CRT sets?
That was the last one I really remember; Rite Aid drug stores had them for $10-20. There were also some cheap portable karaoke machines with a crt but I guess they don't quite qualify as a TV.
__________________
Bryan
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-03-2018, 09:08 PM
dieseljeep dieseljeep is online now
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgadow View Post
That was the last one I really remember; Rite Aid drug stores had them for $10-20. There were also some cheap portable karaoke machines with a crt but I guess they don't quite qualify as a TV.
I had to laugh about some of the fools on the E-place. They're asking $40-50 for this junk.
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ęCopyright 2012 VideoKarma.org, All rights reserved.