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I read a NYT article, predicting the end of the CRT by 2009.
From the looks of Best Buy, Future shop and the other big box electronic stores, it looks like the CRT TV took a a major heart attack and is on its death bed.
Amazing how much technology changes, when you don't go shopping for electronics, 12 months at a time.
I'm waiting for the glasses where you view everything in 3-D. That's Dreamweaver 11.0. To do web, you'll have to be really talented, unlike now where anyone can do it well and make millions of dollars. ( I can see the threads in WW now: "When you look at the back of the words, they're not backwards, but upside down.")
The last CRT in my household was sacrificed to the Gods of the Landfill in 2005.
We've been totally LCD and Plasma for over 12 months now.
I can't imagine why anyone would buy a CRT today, it would be like buying a VHS recorder......pointless?
I guess the NYT was guessing a year in which everyone will have sacrificed their CRT's to the Gods :)
The good news is these babies will be at firesale prices.
It's interesting that Apple which is the bastion of the graphics arts business, was one of the first ones to discontinue CRT's.
Viewsonic has stopped production of 19"+ CRT's in December, due to lack of supply of quality tubes.
Toshiba is out the CRT market.
Sony is scaling way back.
No body wants to stock large monitors, as few people wants them, and the cost of shipping is expensive.
and the cost of shipping is expensive.
I was once delighted to find $79 refurbished Trinitron monitors at a BIG online computer seller. When I got to checkout, the shipping and handling was $159! I quickly abandoned the cart... and the merchant... and the notion of "going back" to CRTs!
The advance of LCDs has given rise to a new scarcity: computer desks that can handle a huge CRT!