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Are we being spoiled these days

EvilEdna

Established Member
A few years ago a friend of mine spent nearly £2500.00 on a Philips 32 inch flat screen tv, he thought it was the dogs (so did i), to be honest looking back it was not that great, how times have change, now you can get a 65 inch 1080p all singing and dancing tv for that, and yet we still moan, why? come on people we have never had it so good.
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
It's called progress so don't knock it, like you say we have never had it so good.:)

I paid £5k for a 50" rear projection tv back in 1992, £1200 for my first VCR 30+ years ago,£600 for my first DVD player and £40 per laser disc back in the 90's.

Young whippersnappers these days don't know how lucky they are .:D
 
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Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Cue Monty Python sketch...
 

Scooby2000

Distinguished Member
I paid £550 for my first DVD player and £350 for a PS3, the uproar over the initial PS3 price was way OTT IMO people calling it a con etc lol clearly demonstrated the change in our culture for me. Expect more for less, not even quantity over quality, people expect quantity and quality at a bargain price, no wonder we make so little in the UK.
 

vickster

Distinguished Member
I paid £550 for my first DVD player and £350 for a PS3, the uproar over the initial PS3 price was way OTT IMO people calling it a con etc lol clearly demonstrated the change in our culture for me. Expect more for less, not even quantity over quality, people expect quantity and quality at a bargain price, no wonder we make so little in the UK.

Nah we just exploit the cheap labour in the developing world to make it for us and complain when stuff gets more expensive or the quality is poor :rolleyes:
 

redaprilia

Established Member
£2.5k for a philips lcd tv ? that does not sound quite right , the very most expensive model in that screen size was 32pf9731 and included those silly ambi lights for about £1800 which very quickly ( circa 6 months ) fell to circa £900 . What model did your friend purchase ?
 

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
The OP said Flatscreen TV - not LCD.
I imagine he's referring to a CRT model (probably top of the Matchline series).
 

redaprilia

Established Member
The OP said Flatscreen TV - not LCD.
I imagine he's referring to a CRT model (probably top of the Matchline series).

Yes I was forgetting the crt range , there was indeed some matchline & designline / classicline TV's in that price range . How times have really changed !
 

mike7

Distinguished Member
The first Plasma I saw on sale in the UK was a Philips, not sure how big the screen was, but it looked huge at the time. Designed for the American market the definition did not even meet UK SD standards. The price, as I recall, was around the £10k mark ! It was playing a VHS tape and the aspect ratio was set up totally wrong. Onlookers thought it looked marvellous.
 
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