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crazy bidding on a high end crt in japan
Topic Started: Oct 1 2017, 10:04 PM (160 Views)
Grizzmeister
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Oct 1 2017, 10:04 PM
How much would you spend on a good crt?
Back in the late 90's I paid roughly $800 for my 32 inch Panasonic Tau. Here in the United States we don't have SCART but my Tau did have S-Video and component inputs. The picture quality on that heavy beast was amazing! :yeah:

How much would I pay for a high quality CRT television today. I doubt I'd be willing to pay more than $50. That's because most of my video game collection supports progressive scan and the stuff that doesn't I can easily emulate via the Wii or on a Raspberry Pi.

Recently I was fortunate enough to get a really nice 14 inch Toshiba CRT for free. I figure between it and my 20 inch Toshiba that I bought new around 2005, I'm good until they either put me in an old folk's home or I die. :lol:
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Grizzmeister: yeah, that crt was a new one or second hand? 800 bucks for new one sounds like a normal price for a decent crt back then no?

Yes it was new. The reason I bought the Panasonic Tau when I did was because the price had just dropped from $1,000 to $800.

Here in the U.S. you can still find nice used CRT's for free. Most of the time the owner is willing to give the set away to anyone who is physically capable of carrying the television off. That's because anything over 25 inches is fairly heavy and also because many landfills don't accept electronics.

So at what point does it make more sense to invest in something like a Framemeister rather than pay an outrageous amount for an old CRT?
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