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Anyone else prefer the old tube TV's

 
Anonymous Coward
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Anyone else prefer the old tube TV's
I've seen lots of thes new LCD flatscreen tellys, but i just can't get on with the picture quality, something does'nt seem quite right with them to my eyes. I go to friends who have modern, expensive LCD flatscreens, but i'm always glad to get back to my old tubetv, even though it's a lot smaller.

The picture on a tube TV seems more natural to my eyes, especially when it's showing live tv from a studio, something that can really show how bad some of these LCD tv's can be.

Anyone else feel the same?
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09/05/2008 05:27 PM
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HELL NO!!!!You're crazy...hd is where its at.
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09/05/2008 05:28 PM
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HD is sweet.. I cant ever go back!
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09/05/2008 05:31 PM
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burnit
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09/05/2008 05:31 PM
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BLU RAY FTW!!!!!!!
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09/05/2008 05:34 PM
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I prefer a bevelled screen. While it works it stays.
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09/05/2008 05:36 PM
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I believe its because LCD's and plasmas are so fucking bright that it doesn't look real. I have an LCD but i turned the brightness down quite a bit and it looks great.
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09/05/2008 05:36 PM
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Hi TeeVee people, I prefer...NO TV!!!!!!!
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09/05/2008 05:54 PM
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I bought a flat screen (Not the flat panel) tube type tv two years ago and I love it. It was a Phillips and it is super. I don't like those new flat panel tv's....the picture looks weird and I hate those three feet wide and 12 inch high pictures.
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09/05/2008 05:57 PM
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Re: Anyone else prefer the old tube TV's
I bought a flat screen (Not the flat panel) tube type tv two years ago and I love it. It was a Phillips and it is super. I don't like those new flat panel tv's....the picture looks weird and I hate those three feet wide and 12 inch high pictures.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6863

Yeah i have had a 28 inch panasonic flat screen tube tv and it's got a fantastic picture. No LCD TV, irispective of price can match it in picture quality as far as i'm concerned and i'll be keeping it as long as i can.
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09/05/2008 06:00 PM
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I wish I had an old tube/ tube TV. One that went snack, crackle and pop when you fired it up. I liked hearing the electrons banging around in there.
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09/05/2008 06:03 PM
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I have a 1985 24 inch Toshiba tube job that is still running great.
Only thing I ever did to it was dust it off and change the batteries in the remote.
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09/05/2008 06:04 PM
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Re: Anyone else prefer the old tube TV's
I have the last big Sony Trinitron made - the 40" direct view tube set.

It weighs nearly 300 lbs, takes a special stand to support it, and the picture is superb!

I also have a 1080i Samsung 40" flat screen lcd that is about 1 year old.

My latest purchase was the 60" Pioneer Kuro Elite and it cost a pretty penny even with a discount. The technology is plasma. Of course it's 1920x1280 for a display of 1080 and it has about every feature they can build into it. It can even be remotely fine tuned by a pro adjuster from the factory over the internet!


All three have great pictures.

The best hands down winner is the sony tube set. The closest second is the 60" pioneer and the Samsung comes in a close third.

The big tube sets are no longer made. If and when the picture tube goes on this Sony I think I may have it replaced once just to keep it going for a few more years. Yes, it is that good.

The quality of an HD picture today so good most of the time you're splitting hairs between good, great, and really-friggin'-amazing. That's sort of where these three sets fall. When I hook up a Blue Ray Disk to the pioneer, the quality improves a bit over broadcast HD. Then it clearly ties the sony tube set. But with HD over Direct TV sat service, the best picture is on the Sony.
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I wish I had an old tube/ tube TV. One that went snack, crackle and pop when you fired it up. I liked hearing the electrons banging around in there.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 497889

My Toshiba does that too, but only when the humidity is high. Once I turn the a/c on, that problem is gone.
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09/05/2008 06:17 PM
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no... plus tube televisions/monitors put out harmful positive ions... LCDs do not.

LCDs ftw
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09/05/2008 07:31 PM
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I've seen lots of thes new LCD flatscreen tellys, but i just can't get on with the picture quality, something does'nt seem quite right with them to my eyes. I go to friends who have modern, expensive LCD flatscreens, but i'm always glad to get back to my old tubetv, even though it's a lot smaller.

The picture on a tube TV seems more natural to my eyes, especially when it's showing live tv from a studio, something that can really show how bad some of these LCD tv's can be.

Anyone else feel the same?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 484870

I agree with you. The flat screen tv's seem to have pointy heads on people. Instead of the picture being natural, it seems to pull things to a bad angle, like pointy heads and distorted distances. I don't like them and thanks for reminding me about this so I can get another rounded screen before they no longer make them.
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09/05/2008 07:42 PM
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I still have old tube sets. LOL Hell, half the time I'm not even looking at the screen, just listening while I'm doing something else.
Personal responsibility - try it sometime. Quit blaming others for your bad choices. Consequences happen.

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09/05/2008 07:49 PM
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Don't flatscreen tvs use more electric?
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09/05/2008 08:24 PM
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Glad to see i'm not the only one who prefers the cathode ray tube to LCD's.
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09/05/2008 08:33 PM
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Glad to see i'm not the only one who prefers the cathode ray tube to LCD's.
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sockpuppet sheeplebah burnit

Im going to let the TV go when the big digital change take over happens........
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09/05/2008 08:37 PM
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Re: Anyone else prefer the old tube TV's
My best TV I have is my early 90s 27inch Hitachi..Ive had a Plasma and a LCD..Sold the Plasma and put the LCD in a spare bedroom.

My old TV wins hands down for overall picture quality.

May try a flat screen again in a few years...Funny thing is friends come over and tell me how good my Picture on my old set looks ( They all have new stuff )...I do wish it was bigger,but oh well.
Acceptance is a Two-Edged sword...
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09/05/2008 08:39 PM
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Re: Anyone else prefer the old tube TV's
I bought a flat screen (Not the flat panel) tube type tv two years ago and I love it. It was a Phillips and it is super. I don't like those new flat panel tv's....the picture looks weird and I hate those three feet wide and 12 inch high pictures.

Yeah i have had a 28 inch panasonic flat screen tube tv and it's got a fantastic picture. No LCD TV, irispective of price can match it in picture quality as far as i'm concerned and i'll be keeping it as long as i can.
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You betcha!!!!
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09/05/2008 08:42 PM
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Love the new LCD's, but I prefer the old free TV. Well, not free but the the cost of the set and electric was all. Variety didn't matter because we were all out doin' real life stuff anyway.
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09/05/2008 08:43 PM
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If you see some 20-30 inch type sets at yard sales etc. etc for cheap that work pick up a few and keep them for spares.
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09/05/2008 08:45 PM
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its called CRT not a tube tv

anyway yeah i see what your saying, certain times a CRT can reproduce color better then any modern tv. Photograpy professionals still used CRT up until a few years ago, because color reproduction can't be beat. Finally LCD has caught up with iLPS screens and the like..but they are $$$

I had a 27' sony trintron from 1991 that i gave away last year when i finally boughta 46' Samsung LCD. I miss my old Sony, the picture was still good even after all those years.
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09/05/2008 08:47 PM
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Walmart still has 20 inch RCA and I think Magnavox tv's in the 140 dollar range and they are flat screen cathode ray tube type. I have been in Circuit City and Best Buy and told them I don't like the flat panel pictures...especially the ones that are really wide and not very high and my eyes keep looking back and forth...
Munster

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09/05/2008 08:50 PM
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its called CRT not a tube tv

I had a 27' sony trintron from 1991 that i gave away last year when i finally boughta 46' Samsung LCD. I miss my old Sony, the picture was still good even after all those years.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 464327


Yes, a Cathode Ray Tube. Good point. There were actual tube televisions which used a CRT.

And the Trinitron TV's of the 90's were hard to beat.
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73 Mitsu DLP FTW
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09/05/2008 08:55 PM
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73 Mitsu DLP FTW
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Wowzers, that's like the IMAX in a living room. Just curious, how far do you sit from the screen for best results?
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Re: Anyone else prefer the old tube TV's
I have 3 tv's here (living room, bedroom and kitchen) and have fiber-optic access for them and my pc. One is a 13inch color I got for my daughter when she was 13 and she is 27 now. The color is great and everything, a little small but while it works why get a new one. Then I have a 19" that DH got at a yard sale for $3 (no I am not kidding) A couple of years ago when everybody was out paying megabucks for the HD plasmas, the reg TV's went dirt cheap. The 27" in the living room was about $250. Back in the old days I don't even know if they made 27" color so that is an "upgrade" for me.lol
These TV's are all tubes and I like it that way. I've seen the flat screens and they hurt my eyes for some reason. Maybe it's because the picture is too sharp. I mean everything's extremely life-like but it seems like the picture "jumps out" at you. Guess it's just my eyes because everybody else raves about the pictures.

My daughter has one of those flat screens that are wide but not as tall and I don't like her picture because it looks stretched out. I'll stick to my tube jobs, the rest of you can stretch your credit cards to pay for the latest technology :)
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Re: Anyone else prefer the old tube TV's
hands down CRT tvs where the best picture quality without the grain. I have a 13, 2 27s, 42 crt based sony tvs and they all perform better than my sony 55 lcd projection.

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