13 years ago I bought a 46" Sony XBR and it's still going strong. I don't have 3D capability but I don't think I need it. Sometimes I look at the sets at Costco that have 4K resolution for $2K less than I paid for mine and the demos they play are truly impressive but I have to wonder how much actual 4K content there really is. I don't currently feel the need to upgrade. Maybe if it conks out I guess my hand will be forced but until then I think I'll just sit tight.
Post by stratcowboy on Jul 21, 2020 8:14:23 GMT -5
Then there's microwave ovens. The first commercial ones appeared in 1947 (the "Radarange"--it came out of WW-II radar technology). It weighed around 750 pounds and cost $5000 ($57,000 in 2019 money). You can now buy them at Walmart (or anywhere) for $79. And they weigh about 10 pounds.
I paid £1000 for a Panasonic Viera 42" plasma screen (I think that was the biggest they did) about 15 years ago. It died about a year ago. I still think it was an easy fix, but when I rang the repairman he told me to just throw it in a skip. Similar models are about £250 now, with Internet access, BBC iplayer and YouTube included.
You can pick up a microwave for about £30, but they're rubbish quality now.
Way back then, "Q" the price of pork bellies 15 years past...It's technology buy back program. I was tired of spinning the channel selector to jump start the electro-mechanical devices. Tubes in amp=sweet. Tubes in t.v. not so sweet. Call uncle Don's brother the repairman in town.
I bought a plasma (50" I think) in '08 that's still going strong. We have 4 TVs: Living room, bedroom, craft room and home theater.
Whenever one dies, I get the latest for the home theater and then do hand-me-downs to the other locations.
We now have the 50" plasma mounted on the wall in the bedroom. It looks like a behomoth and is way bigger than we need, but I took the opportunity to upgrade to 4K for the theater. Even that was only $400 at the time and with the 4K blu rays movies are spectacular.
Post by twangmeister on Jul 22, 2020 22:43:27 GMT -5
Fifteen years ago I was invited to join a 19 piece swing band. I auditioned with a silver metalflake Telacoustic going through a Peavey Backstage. When I passed the audition I bought a new Blues Jr and a used Epiphone Casino. Then I added a cherry red Epiphone Dot to my growing pile of equipment which also included a FenderJazz Plus and a Yorkville bass amp.
I also discovered the Fender Discussion Page. Twelve years of GAS ensued.