When will CRTs become obsolete?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Bexlee, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Bexlee

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    I would like to upgrade my TV, and was under the impression that CRT would soon be superceded by newer technologies. However, whilst LCD & the like are getting better in quality and cheaper in price, CRTs still seem to have the edge & a decent 32" screen can be had for about £700.

    So, is it worth waiting a little longer, or will CRTs still rule for years?

    I know this can't be answered definitively & that one could wait for new technology with everything and end up buying nothing! Nevertheless, some opinions would be of interest.

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    Interesting article in the Times regarding this, recently. 6th and 7th generation tech issues with LCD.

    Basically when PQ surpasses CRT, the need for a bigger screens increases (remember 28" are the best selling TVs), price per screen area matches and the footprint taken becames an issue. Resolution and HDTV will play a role.

    Therefore, you would sooner get one in a Tokyo apartment, than in a middle England lounge.
     

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