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I'm such a geezer.

A few months ago I was walking through SF airport (but maybe it was Washington Dullas, I was in both on the same trip), and there was a fantastic display of old TV's, radios, amps and such. It seemed like there was half a km of displays. I remember thinking about the old tv's on the plane. We had one in our living room when I was a kid, a little black and white, and I think it was quite heavy. I remember my Dad and I going to a shop with a tube tester and stock of tubes when there were problems. Evetually we had quite a large 26" colour tv musta weighed over a hundred pounds. My whacko mothers three sleeping cats fit on top without scrapping for space.
A few years ago, I brought home a 46" Sharp LCD, marvelling at how thin it was and a great deal at around $2200. That was a fraction of a similar sized Plasma when they came out - my buddy went to atlanta to nab one of the first available in North america and I think he paid over $8000. But man the Sharpe is heavy, easy over 110 lbs.
Same TV now is about $750 maybe. Now the SOTA is LED and they only weigh half or less than an LCD. And you can get 60" for less than I paid a few years back for the LCD. And thyre becoming throw away....


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