Considering how inexpensive these new TVs are....I wonder what percentage of households now have at least one. I'd bet it's over 60%.
I also wonder how long thrift stores will continue to accept these beasts as time goes forward. I know that my local library stopped accepting VHS tape donations a few years back simply because they had no space to put them at. I understand how obsolete VCRs and tapes are now but forsee the same thing happening with tube TV's. The only people who'll want one is us cool guys who still are playing Atari, Intellivision and Colecovision in 2020.
Grab an extra one or two while you can!
My library still takes VHS donations(and they still rent out tapes as well), I must've donated over 100 tapes there over the past few weeks.
Sony Trinitron is the best way to go if you're looking for a CRT. By far they give the best picture and last the longest. We have a 32 inch Trinitron from 1989 that still works like new. And it has seen daily use all this time!
I recently ordered a Sony Trinitron PVM 1943MD High-Definition surgical monitor for gaming use. They are ideal for 16-bit and 32-bit consoles because the support the input of an RGB signal from the BNC inputs. (All you have to do is find out a way to splice the SCART to BNC).
The "Sheeba" is now going to the basement because this weekend I scored a 36" Sony Trinitron at Pawn
America for $10.64! That's less than 5 cents a pound! I love these Sony's. This 36" is now in the living
room, the 32" Wega in the bedroom, 27" Trinitron in the kid's room, and the poor old Toshiba in the basement.
I'll hang on to the Toshiba until I find a 39" Wega.
So I assume they're even more common in most parts of the country. And now's the time to grab them since they're going fast and things like thrift stores don't hang on to them. They either find good homes or end up in the trash.