I bought one of these new flat tv sets. I was not to happy with the looks of any of them because I wanted one with a nice looking wooden console cabinet like my old tv that we bought in the 1960s, but we were told that they dont make them that way anymore. They are all ugly black plastic things. But our old set finally died and could not be repaired anymore so we bought this flat tv for around $300. I made sure it was the same screen size as our old set so I could mount it in the old cabinet to cover up the ugly black plastic case. The salesman kept telling me it was a HD tv, and that is supposed to be better. I told him that I could care less about his HD or HW or HF or whatever fancy sales pitch talk was about, I wanted a REAL television in a real wooden cabinet. But after we got rid of this salesman and his fancy double talk bullshit, my wife said we should just buy one that looks nice. I told her none of them look nice, but I agreed to buy the one we did to make her happy.
When we got it home, the first thing I did was take out the screws to look inside and see what kind of tubes it uses and if it looked like it was well made. I got it open, and as soon as I looked inside I found there is no picture tube, and no tubes of any kind. I know that some of these new sets use transistors and dont have as many tubes as the older sets, but no picture tube is not acceptable.
I'm not even going to plug it in. It's going right back to the store tomorrow. This is not a tv, it's a joke. All tvs have picture tubes. This must be defective or else it's a radio. Either way, it's back in the box and is leaving here tomorrow. Who do they think they are kidding with this junk, and $300 is way too much. We only paid one hundred and something for our old set back in 1961 or 62, and now they want almost three times as much for this ugly cabinet thing with no goddamn picture tube.
The garbage they sell these days........ What ever happened to the good old days when tvs looked like tvs and had real tubes in them, and quality cabinets? It's a shame how things have gotten. As soon as we get our money back, I'm going to the Salvation Army to find me a decent tv with a real wooden cabinet and a picture tube. It's no wonder our society is falling apart when they dont even make real tv sets anymore.