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(Some Guy)   In historic shift, America has reached Peak Flat-Screen TV   (paidcontent.org) divider line 146
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2012-03-28 11:37:53 AM
Who exactly is frightened by this?
 
2012-03-28 11:45:07 AM

St_Francis_P: Who exactly is frightened by this?


Samsung shareholders.
 
2012-03-28 11:45:19 AM
In other words, people are only upgrading, not replacing CRTs, and people are probably waiting a little longer instead of getting rid of the perfectly good 35" to buy a 50" LCD.
 
2012-03-28 12:08:03 PM
Well I still have my tube TV. So I guess we haven't hit that peak just yet.
 
2012-03-28 01:07:19 PM
It'll be a cold day in hell when I replace my plasma TV with a 3D piece of crap.
 
2012-03-28 01:11:19 PM
I'd like a 32" flat screen for the bedroom, but I'll wait until the prices get to around $125 - $150.
 
2012-03-28 01:13:36 PM

St_Francis_P: Who exactly is frightened by this?


Not me. I don't even own a TV.
 
2012-03-28 01:13:54 PM

Cythraul: Well I still have my tube TV. So I guess we haven't hit that peak just yet.


That word peak...
 
2012-03-28 01:14:39 PM
Old people have no desire to get an HDTV. My grandmother, father, mother and other older relatives not only continue to watch their outdated old CRT TV's, my mother even went out and bought a new (used) CRT TV as her only TV a couple months ago. Friends of mine 55 and older also seem to have no desire to buy an HDTV.
 
2012-03-28 01:14:42 PM

Cythraul: Well I still have my tube TV. So I guess we haven't hit that peak just yet.


Me too.
And I'm in no hurry to upgrade. I don't have cable, so I don't watch high-def shows, and Blu-Ray doesn't impress me all that much.
 
2012-03-28 01:16:23 PM

OregonVet: St_Francis_P: Who exactly is frightened by this?

Not me. I don't even own a TV.


what's a "tv"?
 
2012-03-28 01:20:32 PM
How much cheaper would TV's be if they were just "monitors?" Why do we even need TV tuner components anymore? What's the market demand for people that want a 55" TV so they can hook it up to an antenna? Are there any cable / dish companies left out there that don't require one of their proprietary cable boxes?
 
2012-03-28 01:25:00 PM

Walker: Old people have no desire to get an HDTV. My grandmother, father, mother and other older relatives not only continue to watch their outdated old CRT TV's, my mother even went out and bought a new (used) CRT TV as her only TV a couple months ago. Friends of mine 55 and older also seem to have no desire to buy an HDTV.


My dad is 75 and LOVES HDTV. His brothers and sister have all converted, too. The screens are big and they can actually see stuff.
 
2012-03-28 01:27:08 PM
They just made them too good.
 
2012-03-28 01:32:59 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Cythraul: Well I still have my tube TV. So I guess we haven't hit that peak just yet.

Me too.
And I'm in no hurry to upgrade. I don't have cable, so I don't watch high-def shows, and Blu-Ray doesn't impress me all that much.


Well I haven't got one because I'm a cheap bastard. I'll get around to getting one eventually, especially if I decide to buy a TV gaming console.
 
2012-03-28 01:33:35 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: It'll be a cold day in hell when I replace my plasma TV with a 3D piece of crap.


So, not until next week, then.

Gecko Gingrich: St_Francis_P: Who exactly is frightened by this?

Samsung shareholders.


Actually, Samsung is one of the few doing a really good job on the high end. There isn't much for the 8000 series to compete with on the bezel thinness and display thinness categories. They're gorgeous TVs.
 
2012-03-28 01:47:20 PM

OregonVet: St_Francis_P: Who exactly is frightened by this?

Not me. I don't even own a TV.


Allow me to do the honors.
 
2012-03-28 01:54:26 PM

unyon: Actually, Samsung is one of the few doing a really good job on the high end. There isn't much for the 8000 series to compete with on the bezel thinness and display thinness categories. They're gorgeous TVs.


Spend a lot of time examining bezels and marveling at the thinness of your TV casing, do you?

To each their own, I guess. Personally, I use mine to watch TV shows, movies, and play video games.
 
2012-03-28 02:05:24 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: unyon: Actually, Samsung is one of the few doing a really good job on the high end. There isn't much for the 8000 series to compete with on the bezel thinness and display thinness categories. They're gorgeous TVs.

Spend a lot of time examining bezels and marveling at the thinness of your TV casing, do you?

To each their own, I guess. Personally, I use mine to watch TV shows, movies, and play video games.


He also spends a lot of time marveling at certain people's business cards.
 
2012-03-28 02:21:04 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Cythraul: Well I still have my tube TV. So I guess we haven't hit that peak just yet.

Me too.
And I'm in no hurry to upgrade. I don't have cable, so I don't watch high-def shows, and Blu-Ray doesn't impress me all that much.


On a tube TV, it wouldn't.
 
2012-03-28 02:44:04 PM
If Fartbama would just open up the Alaskan diode field for drilling, this wouldn't be an issue!
 
2012-03-28 03:13:33 PM

Lando Lincoln: How much cheaper would TV's be if they were just "monitors?"


Not really much cheaper, if at all... I don't think those components really add much to the overall price.

I mean, go look at prices for 24" TVs vs. monitors... is there much of a difference for the same specs, other than one can pull in digital TV signals and the monitor can't?
 
2012-03-28 03:17:02 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: It'll be a cold day in hell when I replace my plasma TV with a 3D piece of crap.


I hear ya. Love my T.V. I know that 3-D T.V.'s are a little clearer in 2-D but I can't justify the price. Plus mine does just fine.

Now if only I knew what kind of sound system to hook it up too. Everyone tells me not to get Bose cause they're over priced, but I can't ever get a straight answer on what I SHOULD get.
 
2012-03-28 03:19:34 PM

alwaysjaded: ecmoRandomNumbers: It'll be a cold day in hell when I replace my plasma TV with a 3D piece of crap.

I hear ya. Love my T.V. I know that 3-D T.V.'s are a little clearer in 2-D but I can't justify the price. Plus mine does just fine.

Now if only I knew what kind of sound system to hook it up too. Everyone tells me not to get Bose cause they're over priced, but I can't ever get a straight answer on what I SHOULD get.


Earbuds. They're the pinnacle of sound technology.
 
2012-03-28 03:39:52 PM
What's nice is that these TV's are going for incredibly cheap right now. Walk through any Best Buy (the horror!) and scan the price tags, it's a bit surreal looking around and seeing 40"-50" LCDs under $500 when just a few years ago they were $2,500. Obviously tech prices drop, but to anyone who has been buying TV's recently, the rate of price decline seems staggering.

I bought my living room TV on Black Friday, 46" Samsung LED for under $800 (Half the listed price on Samsung's site). With 4 HDMi ports, Netflix, HBO Go, and a half dozen other video rental services that stream 1080p built in, I don't think I'll be upgrading this for quite some time.
 
2012-03-28 03:45:37 PM

AcneVulgaris: On a tube TV, it wouldn't.


Well, duh.
I meant in general. Even on a nice system my attitude is "Well, that's nice but not necessary to my existence."
 
2012-03-28 04:03:42 PM

alwaysjaded: ecmoRandomNumbers: It'll be a cold day in hell when I replace my plasma TV with a 3D piece of crap.

I hear ya. Love my T.V. I know that 3-D T.V.'s are a little clearer in 2-D but I can't justify the price. Plus mine does just fine.

Now if only I knew what kind of sound system to hook it up too. Everyone tells me not to get Bose cause they're over priced, but I can't ever get a straight answer on what I SHOULD get.


Get some good Klipsch speakers...
 
2012-03-28 04:17:43 PM
Meanwhile the world's supply of aluminum phosdate remains alarmingly low.
 
2012-03-28 04:24:29 PM
I got rid of my 70" plasma 3D tv and bought myself one of these babies:

mrwriteon.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-28 04:25:28 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: AcneVulgaris: On a tube TV, it wouldn't.

Well, duh.
I meant in general. Even on a nice system my attitude is "Well, that's nice but not necessary to my existence."


Yeah, we're in the same boat. No cable/dish/whatever so our old-fashioned heavy entertainment cube is fine until it croaks.

Shopping for a new tv bench that was deep enough and sturdy enough to hold the heavy tube tv that we have was a major pain in the ass. For the most part they don't make 'em anymore.
 
2012-03-28 04:26:13 PM

Cythraul: Well I still have my tube TV. So I guess we haven't hit that peak just yet.


Came here for this, leaving happily. I still have tube TVs - they continue to work, and I don't yet have a need for HD, as I just don't watch enough TV to justify the cost right now. I have a perfectly good 26" monitor that easily handles HD, and as I spend most of my time on my computer thanks to Comcast's poor selection and Netflix's easy availability, well, I'm good for another couple of years, at least.
 
2012-03-28 04:27:03 PM

OregonVet: St_Francis_P: Who exactly is frightened by this?

Not me. I don't even own a TV.


I don't even have electricity.
 
2012-03-28 04:29:54 PM
My parents HAVE an HDTV and pay for an HD cable receiver but I still can't get them to watch the HD versions of the channels that start in the 200s. It's maddening.
 
2012-03-28 04:31:49 PM
I just gave my very first LCD TV to my sister. It was a 19" Broksonic that I bought because I didnt want to lug a giant tube TV to college. It didnt even have HDMI ports, so it was basically useless to me since the new xbox doesnt even come with component cables.

Ill probably upgrade to a bigger tv in the next year, but my 32" Vizio is working alright for now.

I really like the new 55 inch LG Cinema displays with the super thin bezel.
 
2012-03-28 04:31:50 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: It'll be a cold day in hell when I replace my plasma TV with a 3D piece of crap.


I thought that 3D TV's were stupid until I played some video games on them. Only reason to get one though, IMHO.
 
2012-03-28 04:34:21 PM
I think we've hit peak electric car this year too.
 
2012-03-28 04:36:24 PM
I can't wait to upgrade again. As soon as OLED and 8k tvs become affordable I'll get one.
 
2012-03-28 04:36:27 PM
I'm not quite ready to do it yet, but I'm itching to replace my 42" LG plasma TV. It's got a nice picture, but when it came out circa 2003, HDMI wasn't a mainstream standard (which it lacks) and it is only 1080i; at the time, it cost an 'affordable' $4,200.

I'm sure I can make it work just fine for another couple years - I just hope they start moving to somewhat affordable 4K TV's by then.
 
2012-03-28 04:37:35 PM

Walker: Old people have no desire to get an HDTV. My grandmother, father, mother and other older relatives not only continue to watch their outdated old CRT TV's, my mother even went out and bought a new (used) CRT TV as her only TV a couple months ago. Friends of mine 55 and older also seem to have no desire to buy an HDTV.


My mother got a flat screen only because she wanted to be able to move it around without calling me up. She's the type of person who never likes to have things in the same spot for too long so I would routinely be called up to help move the TV from this spot to another spot. Now she can do it herself.
 
2012-03-28 04:37:38 PM

jj325: alwaysjaded: ecmoRandomNumbers: It'll be a cold day in hell when I replace my plasma TV with a 3D piece of crap.

I hear ya. Love my T.V. I know that 3-D T.V.'s are a little clearer in 2-D but I can't justify the price. Plus mine does just fine.

Now if only I knew what kind of sound system to hook it up too. Everyone tells me not to get Bose cause they're over priced, but I can't ever get a straight answer on what I SHOULD get.

Get some good Klipsch speakers...


Hmm. Just looked at those on Amazon. Not bad at all. Might have to look into those. Sound is really important to me.

GreenAdder, shaddup ya smartass. :D
 
2012-03-28 04:40:42 PM
I replaced all my CRT TVs with plasmas 2 years ago when LG was blowing out their 42" 720p sets for $299, I bought 3, now I want something bigger for the living room, but I think I will wait.

/it is very nice to have a 42" TV in the kitchen.
 
2012-03-28 04:42:27 PM

sigdiamond2000: OregonVet: St_Francis_P: Who exactly is frightened by this?

Not me. I don't even own a TV.

Allow me to do the honors.


ummm usually the Onion is more clearly satire. If that article had not been on the Onion I'd have said "yes I know half a dozen people just like that guy". I guess that's the point of the article but it seems to me satire should have some kind of more overt nature to it which is clearly criticizing the position being taken.
 
2012-03-28 04:42:27 PM
I'll buy a new tv when they start accepting and displaying more than 60hz input. Being capped at 60fps isn't worth buying a new tv.
 
2012-03-28 04:44:44 PM

Carth: I can't wait to upgrade again. As soon as OLED and 8k tvs become affordable I'll get one.


This.

I bought my 42" when I got back from Iraq in '07 for $2100. I now see similar quality TV's for less than $700. Before that it was a 27" I bought when I graduated from basic in '04 for $1300.
When I graduate law school my wife already knows we're getting a 65". My budget is going to be around $3k. I'm so excited I can't wait to graduate just to upgrade my tv.
 
2012-03-28 04:44:49 PM
We are considering MAYBE replacing our CRT sometime this year, but I've seen too many friends get stuck with the "soap opera effect." My understanding is plasma's the best way to avoid that, right?
 
2012-03-28 04:46:46 PM
I still have a 29" Tube TV...

Nearly everyone else that I know, with the exception of my father-in-law that still has a 50" projection screen TV, has dumped the tube (or projection screen) for flat screen.

I'm cheap though, so I won't buy a new TV until this one craps out.

I did finally dump the 17" computer monitor CRT last year, and got a 20" 1080p LCD monitor. It is so very, very nice.
 
2012-03-28 04:49:01 PM

Atomic Spunk: I got rid of my 70" plasma 3D tv and bought myself one of these babies:

[mrwriteon.files.wordpress.com image 347x434]


Oh yeah, the tubes give it a much warmer and more authentic viewing experience. The digital stuff is crap compared to that.

Us old people can't tell the difference between 1080 and 720 once we take these lamps off our faces.
 
2012-03-28 04:52:00 PM
A lot of households with multiple tvs still have a CRT version floating around, in the kids room or a playroom. We still have 2- a 32 inch HD (well, 720p anyway) in our bedroom and an old 19 inch in one of the kids rooms. ZEventually we'll get around to replacing them.
 
2012-03-28 04:52:10 PM
Meh. TVs are obsolete. Media PCs are so cheap you just get a big old monitor and a media PC. Beside every day more and more of our content comes off a computer rather than via the cable/sat company's TV box. If I had to stick another TV in a room I'd go dig one of my old towers, get a wireless keyboard/mouse, and feed it into some big monitor.

Really as soon as all the sporting leagues have something akin to ESPN3 up and running, cable TV is dead. All the broadcast companies have fairly nice streaming sites or stick it on Hulu. If you want it without ads you buy it from a variety of sources.
 
2012-03-28 04:52:26 PM

Kuroshin: I'll buy a new tv when they start accepting and displaying more than 60hz input. Being capped at 60fps isn't worth buying a new tv.


Only if VSync is enabled.
 
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