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koldby

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Anyone in here still thinks CRT has some advantages over anything else...:eek:hyeah:

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Hari Iyer

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Yes, CRT TV does last longer than the current HD, UHD LED tv. Also a good quality CRT HDTV is always better than poor quality LED TV. Typical life span of an LED TV will be an average of 5 to 7 years and for a CRT TV it will be around 15 years. Also price is just 25% of the LED counterpart and with better image quality too.
 

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What are the CRT HDTVs available in the market now? on which brands? Which one is the best? Thank you.
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I rate the Philips CRT HDTV the "Matchline" or the "Pixel Plus" series which were also available in 29" and 32" size to be better than the current generation LED TVs. If you are lucky you could get a used "Matchline" series or something lying in the warehouse gathering dust.
 

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I rate the Philips CRT HDTV the "Matchline" or the "Pixel Plus" series which were also available in 29" and 32" size to be better than the current generation LED TVs. If you are lucky you could get a used "Matchline" series or something lying in the warehouse gathering dust.

Yes, Matchline series of Philips were exellent. Best in picture quality and imported from Nederland. The modern sound typical Dutch! That was the Golden Era of CRT TVs. Thank you.
 

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I Have 2 CRT TV's
1 is samsung 26inchs purchased in 1998 and 2nd is Lg 29inchs purchased in 2003 both working fine
 

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I still have a CRT, it is still alive and very much kicking. I bought it in 1998, it is of a local Kolkata brand 'PANORAMA' but inside, almost everything is imported, tube is Mitsubishi and circuit board is from Sanyo, only speakers, remote and cabinet are presumably outsourced from local manufacturer. Till date, technician attended my CRT twice, first time he changed a capacitor from power section, and last time a different technician came and changed few variable resistors (controls) from the neck of the tube. Those resistors were responsible for inaccurate colour reproduction. Till date, I have spent less than 500 bucks on my CRT

Slightly off topic, I wonder as these days with huge technological breakthrough, why industry majors are not able to produce quality products as far as mainstream electronic gadgets are concerned???? People blame voltage fluctuation, humidity and what not, but in previous millennium voltage fluctuation problem was at its best and we and our previous generation faced same kind of humidity, yet our gadgets, home appliances survived years. Days are not far away, when multinationals and their technicians will start blaming global warming for their products not surviving considerable period of time.
 
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Definitely Yes CRT TVs are the utimate devices to watch indian SD channnels !!!

No LED LCD or UHD in the world can give u that satisfaction. A 4:3 programme on a 4:3 TV with superb colors, contrast brightness for an SD signal. Pure heaven.

LEDs etc were made exclusively for HD signals and vice versa for CRT. Simply put watching anything ona device not meant for it is nothing but insult to both signal and the device.
 

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I rate the Philips CRT HDTV the "Matchline" or the "Pixel Plus" series which were also available in 29" and 32" size to be better than the current generation LED TVs. If you are lucky you could get a used "Matchline" series or something lying in the warehouse gathering dust.

I do have one of Matchline 32". Seems to have issues with power supply unit and hence out of use now. I sort of liked the metallic ring when it was turned on. Philips says it can't service as it stopped supplying spare parts. Any suggestion on how to bring it back alive (in Puducherry) ?
 

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Definitely Yes CRT TVs are the utimate devices to watch indian SD channnels !!!

No LED LCD or UHD in the world can give u that satisfaction. A 4:3 programme on a 4:3 TV with superb colors, contrast brightness for an SD signal. Pure heaven.

LEDs etc were made exclusively for HD signals and vice versa for CRT. Simply put watching anything ona device not meant for it is nothing but insult to both signal and the device.

Aptly put! Have a still working (for 15 years) Sony 14" CRT 4:3 TV with excellent contrast and vivid colours, ideally suited to SD signals.
 

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I do have one of Matchline 32". Seems to have issues with power supply unit and hence out of use now. I sort of liked the metallic ring when it was turned on. Philips says it can't service as it stopped supplying spare parts. Any suggestion on how to bring it back alive (in Puducherry) ?

Philips technicians will not be able to service it as they are "Card" technicians. You will require a "Component Level" technician for resolving your issue. If you are lucky some of the old generation "uncles" used to do "component level" repairs. Most components should be available in the market as they mostly use standard components in TV. The challenge will be to isolate the issue completely and repair the TV. For this the service technician need to be proficient in his theory. Suggest you to try and get a service manual for your model from the internet. That should be the first step to get the issue fixed. Also look for a TV technician in the mean while.
 

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My 15 year old Videocon Bazoomba 21 inch CRT developed problem about a year back. Videocon service centre were not ready to touch it as they might not get parts. I had to use the service of a local technician sitting in a small shop nearby who came to the house and spent time in locating the fault in the old fashioned way. He was not from any service centre but trained in way like road side mechanics. But he could repair it and total amount was Rs 1200/- including repairs to power supply and some IC, I think. Touch wood, it is still being used particularly for the built in sub-woofer.

I feel that for SD signals CRT pictures are very natural in colour and i am more comfortable with their 4:3 ratio. Even the contrast and sharpness are great.
 

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Philips technicians will not be able to service it as they are "Card" technicians. You will require a "Component Level" technician for resolving your issue. If you are lucky some of the old generation "uncles" used to do "component level" repairs. Most components should be available in the market as they mostly use standard components in TV. The challenge will be to isolate the issue completely and repair the TV. For this the service technician need to be proficient in his theory. Suggest you to try and get a service manual for your model from the internet. That should be the first step to get the issue fixed. Also look for a TV technician in the mean while.

"Card" technician !!! Well said Mr. Iyer.

Very interesting anecdote relating to 'card technicians'
I am from Kolkata, I use local train for daily commuting. Just last year, I got the opportunity to hear a conversation between two technicians in a jam-packed compartment. One of them was looking for a technician job in a company that takes care of service requirement of LCD/LEDs of two major electronic companies. The guy, who's looking for a job was not confident, but the other guy ( who seemed experienced) told him, " You need not worry, just locate the section where the fault lies, remove the card of that section, replace it, your job is done; even if it is a small capacitor, you don't have to change it, just bring the 'faulty' card, our in-house tech will change the component, and it will be used again, though customer(end-user) has to pay the total cost of the card"

Story doesn't end here, that guy went further and said, " If everything goes above your head, tell the customer that PANEL HAS GONE BAD"
He also added, "At times, we get calls for silly issues and factory reset is the way to resolve those silly issues, but you don't do it immediately, look very serious, pretend as if you are very busy solving some serious problem, take good amount of time, more so if you have completed your day's target, tell hapless customer that you need a glass of water or flashlight or something or the other just to make customer busy, so that he doesn't get the chance to see what you are doing actually, if customer doesn't move away, change few resistors or caps. After spending more than half an hour, do factory reset and EUREKA! TV is running well again; now charge a hefty amount, remember! this way you earn your salary, if you are a 'Good Performer' you will come under direct pay-roll of the company, your future will be bright". :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
 
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Philips technicians will not be able to service it as they are "Card" technicians. You will require a "Component Level" technician for resolving your issue. If you are lucky some of the old generation "uncles" used to do "component level" repairs. Most components should be available in the market as they mostly use standard components in TV. The challenge will be to isolate the issue completely and repair the TV. For this the service technician need to be proficient in his theory. Suggest you to try and get a service manual for your model from the internet. That should be the first step to get the issue fixed. Also look for a TV technician in the mean while.

Thanks Mr.Hari Iyer. I concur. A local technician who had once set right the TV by soldering some loose ends, unfortunately passed away some time ago and I did not feel like repairing it immediately after its collapse and I left the TV alone.
 

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Guys.... I think maybe the OP is referring to CRT projectors, seeing as he posted in a "Home Theatre Projectors & Screens" section.:p
 

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I am still waiting for the dream tech to repair my Panasonic CRT. I wish I found someone.

I miss the sublime pictures of my TV very, very badly. Model TX-29P150X, a 100 hertz model which clearly beat the Philips Matchline series when I demoed it. :( :( I wish there was someone to fix it. :(

I have a plasma now which comes close enough but it is not better.
 

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Panasonic CRT were awesome man...I still have a sharp 21" 'flat screen' CRT..bought after demoing few other brands (2001-02 for 22k something iirc)

I am still waiting for the dream tech to repair my Panasonic CRT. I wish I found someone.

I miss the sublime pictures of my TV very, very badly. Model TX-29P150X, a 100 hertz model which clearly beat the Philips Matchline series when I demoed it. :( :( I wish there was someone to fix it. :(

I have a plasma now which comes close enough but it is not better.
 

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I still use my old Sony Vega Triniton 29 inches TV purchased in the 1990s. It was quite expensive back then (around Rs.30k) but it has never been in for repairs and works extremely well even today. Yes, it does not have HD but the sound is amazing. LCD/LED/Plasma TVs can never match is stereo sound output.
 

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I am still waiting for the dream tech to repair my Panasonic CRT. I wish I found someone.

I miss the sublime pictures of my TV very, very badly. Model TX-29P150X, a 100 hertz model which clearly beat the Philips Matchline series when I demoed it. :( :( I wish there was someone to fix it. :(

I have a plasma now which comes close enough but it is not better.

To get your TV fixed, you will need to find a genuine specialist. As Mr. Iyer rightly pointed out, the technicians these days simply replace PCBs. The faulty PCBs are then sent back to the factory and refurbished (those refurbishing these PCBs are usually the kind of people that can dive deep down into component level issues). Not sure the tubes for CRT TVs are still available. A few of my friends have Sony TVs purchased in the 1980s, that are still functional. Amazing considering stuff these days need to be replaced every 5 or 6 years.
 
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