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TV prices

beneteaubeneteau Member Posts: 8,553 ✭✭✭
edited November 2016 in General Discussion
I can't get over how TV prices have plummeted the past few years.

I have 2-32" HDTV's that I paid about $500 each a few years ago. Now, you can buy a name brand 43" Smart HDTV for less than $300.

A 32" HDTV can be bought for $110. The same price I paid for a 12" HDTV about 4 years.

Seems like various electronic products become obsolete practically over night.

I wish PC monitors would be in the same price ranges.
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    spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 37,724 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    yep but i would study consumers and reviews on which brand/model to buy
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    AlpineAlpine Member Posts: 15,068 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by beneteau
    I can't get over how TV prices have plummeted the past few years.

    I have 2-32" HDTV's that I paid about $500 each a few years ago. Now, you can buy a name brand 43" Smart HDTV for less than $300.

    A 32" HDTV can be bought for $110. The same price I paid for a 12" HDTV about 4 years.

    Seems like various electronic products become obsolete practically over night.

    I wish PC monitors would be in the same price ranges.







    For my gaming computer I'm using a 32" TV with a HDMI cable.

    Computer has a solid state hard drive, it boots up in 10 seconds.
    ?The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.?
    Margaret Thatcher

    "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
    Mark Twain
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    Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,714 ******
    edited November -1
    Color televisions in 1959 cost $500 and up. That equates to over $4,000 in today's dollars! [:0]

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    fordsixfordsix Member Posts: 8,722
    edited November -1
    i still have the familys first color console from 1965 it serves as the TV stand for my new flat i got last fall[:D] tht is now officialy obsolete this year[:(!]
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    ruger41ruger41 Member Posts: 14,656 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I bought a 60" Samsung tv on Wednesday for $505 out the door after taxes. It was normally $800+ and they had it marked down to $579. I had credits of over $100 for buying a snow blower from Sears. Glad I bought it. We had a 32" since 2008. Movies are definitely more fun to watch on the bigger screen. And being a smart tv it hooks up to my wireless network so I don't need to hook up a gaming system to watch movies on Amazon or Netflix.
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    JasonVJasonV Member Posts: 2,482 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I buy new TVs at the store in the VA hospital. No tax!

    They got a 60" Samsung smart tv for $500 right now.
    formerly known as warpig883
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    LesWVaLesWVa Member Posts: 10,490 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by beneteau


    I wish PC monitors would be in the same price ranges.


    Most HDTV's now can be wired to your computer or even your phone.
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    jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,739 ******
    edited November -1
    Wired? That's so 2014.
    [:D]
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    gruntledgruntled Member Posts: 8,218 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Virtually all electronic prices have fallen for decades. You can buy a 32" flat screen TV for less than a 12" B&W cost in 1950 not even accounting for inflation. The first transistor radios cost $50 in around 1954. Computers of all types keep falling.
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    I wil need to replace my 42" and was dreading what it would cost. But after looking at current cost I may increase the size I want.
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    bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,664 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My first color TV was a zenith 19" with remote. It was 420 bucks in 1982.
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    1911a1-fan1911a1-fan Member Posts: 51,193 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    i remember when the first flat screen hit the market, a 42" plasma was 4,500 bucks with a 5-10,000 hour life span

    then led's, and they had a very poor refresh rate and would pixilate during any high speed action

    they have came a very long way in a decade
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    acdoddacdodd Member Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I bought a new Vizio 65" at Costco on Monday.
    Mounted to the wall and installed a new Vizio sound bar.
    Took about 2 hours total.
    I took it all down on Tuesday and hauled it back to Costco.
    It required an app called cast.
    You have to run the app on your phone or tablet then cast the show to the TV.
    So to watch Netflix or Amazon it was a pain.
    My wife would have never figured it out.
    I bought a 65" Samsung that has all the apps available.
    Much easier.
    The picture is amazing.
    I also added a better sound bar and now my wife is happy.
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    CaptFunCaptFun Member Posts: 16,678 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by acdodd
    I bought a new Vizio 65" at Costco on Monday.
    Mounted to the wall and installed a new Vizio sound bar.
    Took about 2 hours total.
    I took it all down on Tuesday and hauled it back to Costco.
    It required an app called cast.
    You have to run the app on your phone or tablet then cast the show to the TV.
    So to watch Netflix or Amazon it was a pain.
    My wife would have never figured it out.
    I bought a 65" Samsung that has all the apps available.
    Much easier.
    The picture is amazing.
    I also added a better sound bar and now my wife is happy.


    Wow. You dont have to cast the input from the phone. Just hook it up to your cable/dish/OTA antenna and rock and roll....

    But if your wife is happy that's usually a good thing. Being happy that her mother is coming to visit? Not so much.
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