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Do you still have a CRT (non-flatscreen) television or monitor in your home?

Yes, and we still use it every day
26 (15.7%)
Yes, but it's a spare, and doesn't get that much use
30 (18.1%)
Yes, it's in storage, we just haven't thrown it out yet
25 (15.1%)
No, although we've had one in the last couple of years
47 (28.3%)
No, I can't even remember having a non-flat screen around here
38 (22.9%)

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Watching old-school TV?
« on: August 21, 2017, 02:26:15 PM »
We had a CRT television for the very longest of times.  :) But we bought our first flat-screen two years ago with our tax refund.

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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 02:41:15 PM »
We just got rid of ours earlier this year.
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 03:06:26 PM »
We still have two! It's a turn dial from the late 70's. The other one is a a portable black and white from who knows when.
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 03:25:30 PM »
Hmm.. I know we haven't got any still in usage, not sure if we have an old one lying around or not.

We still had an old CRT TV for years, too :) Only switched to a flat-screen when the old telly finally gave up the ghost.
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 03:40:29 PM »
None of the options really fit my case (I selected the spare one because I guess it's as close as I can get). We have one, in my bedroom, that I use as a gaming TV for my Nintendo Wii (all our other consoles are plugged into the main flatscreen in the living room). I play it occasionally. I would not call it a spare TV, but a gaming TV.
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 04:02:13 PM »
We used to have two, one in the front room, and the other in my room. They're long gone now though
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 04:33:44 PM »
Yes, the TV in my bedroom is a CRT TV. However, the picture tube is going, so I will need to get a new TV soon.

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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 04:58:51 PM »
We used to have one until about ten years ago. :P Nowadays, all we've owned are flatscreens.

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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 09:18:29 PM »
I think we have one in a closet.  My husband has a bunch of things in that closet I want to throw out so I'm not allowed to look in it anymore.  :lol: :P

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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2017, 09:55:18 PM »
yes we have one. it's in the media room (library). my brother uses it to play super nintendo and sega genesis. I use it to watch my vhs that i refuse to give up.
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 11:30:36 PM »
While my family has had lots of TVs through the years, I can count the number of TVs and monitors I have personally owned on one hand and only my first computer had a CRT that is probably still lurking in the basement.

Does anyone else remember rear projection TVs?
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2017, 11:33:31 PM »
i remember using a CRT for most of my life :+ ) when my dad moved just this past year he got a big fancy digital one.

i also just a few months ago bought a bunch of old vhs classics, and now i dont have a player for them! what happened to all those built-in-vcr tvs we had when i was little ...
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 01:22:34 AM »
we have one in the basement that we use for video games, and two in storage "just in case" :-P
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2017, 02:01:56 AM »
Nope. We got our Samsung flat screen a few years ago after our livingroom monologue TV started having the screen go bad and then we replaced the free monologue one that we got from a hospital a year or two ago with another flat screen. My parents however are still using a really big monologue television and it still suits them just fine.
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Re: Watching old-school TV?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2017, 06:28:04 AM »
We've only had flatscreens in this household but want to get a small crt to be able to play old gameconsols. Unfortunaly every other gamer out there has the same idea so they're getting hard to come by.
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