Originally Posted by In the Kitchen
Don't you think these tv's should drop in price soon? Just wonder how you get them repaired or do you just toss them too? Seems like this is the big thing now and will we have more problems than we can pay for? I can remember our first tv and it was black and white. Loved Mr Rogers. My favorite program. I just wonder if the kids today would still like him?
Well, guess can't worry ahead of time. Only think we should get bigger one since we are attaching it to the wall.
Our first one was also a b&w console model back in the '50s. In the '60s, it was a portable b&w. Then, one by one, we ALL started buying our own TV's,
though still b&w. Back then, Olympic was the brand that we all bought from discount store like Lechmere.
No one could afford color yet. I didn't get my first color TV until '82.
I took out an extended warranty on mine for like three years. And I don't have to lug the unit to a repair shop. A technician will be sent out, should one be needed.
It's really the giant theater-like plasma models that will cost you a fortune! You can get a good quality 26" unit for about $599.00 to $699.00.
Regular or analog TV's are no longer in production, as you may already know.
Those ones that you might still see for sale in stores like Best Buy, Circuit City and other stores are pretty much leftovers marked way below their regular prices because the stores are trying to move them out the door.
These models still provide great reception when hooked up to cable or satelite, but they are extremely heavy and you are forced to pay to have it delivered to your house. They are also now too cumbersome and space-robbing! They demand a considerable amount of living room real estate.
I was going to go this route again, but I thought to myself, that since I had the money to spend, why NOT go HD? Besides, an HD flat screen uses far less space than those dinosaur regular TV's do! And if you get a 20" model and have to carry it home, it's almost as light as a feather!
And if you don't have cable or satelite service by next February, you'll have to get a special converter box for local reception, or your TV can't be viewed. Flat screen or otherwise. You'll still need the rabbit ears though.
I carried my flat screen on public transportation home. The whole country has gone HD digital TV. Analog TV has gone bye-bye.