[Tig] Plasma Displays

Rob Lingelbach rob at colorist.org
Thu Mar 19 12:54:33 GMT 2009

On Mar 19, 2009, at 2:22 PM, Martin Parsons wrote:

> Maybe they've seen the writing on the wall - in sunny, green  
> California
> at least
> http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jan/03/business/fi-tv3

quoted from the article:

"Television sales are growing by 4 million a year, and the vast  
majority are flat-panels. LCD -- liquid crystal display -- sets on  
average use 43% more electricity than conventional, picture-tube TVs,  
and larger models proportionately more. Plasma TVs, which command a  
relatively small piece of the market, need over three times as much  
power as bulky, old-style sets."

so, the 1953 Admiral I grew up watching (see
http://tig.colorist.org/wiki3/index.php/Photo_albums )

should be remanufactured.  There was something very satisfying  
changing channels- you really knew you were
changing, the confirming clunk of the multi-contact rotary switch.   
Fine-tuning, you actually tuned the set.  Could
also DX stations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, even Philadelphia, from  
NYC.   None of that with digital OTA !

Rob Lingelbach
rob at colorist.org

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