The CRT is More or Less Dead

By Deane Barker on October 23, 2006

Flat-panels rule, old boob tube all but dead: Flat panel TVs are owning the market. I knew they were doing well, but I didn’t realize it was this strong.

By next year, the tube TV will cede its crown of dominance to LCD sets for the first time, according to the market research firm iSuppli Corp. Sales of CRTs will fall from an estimated 14.4 million units this year to 10.4 million in 2007, while sales of LCD TVs are predicted to rise from 10.9 million units to 17.8 million.

By 2010, iSuppli predicts CRTs will account for only 2.1 million of the 44 million televisions sold.



  1. I couldn?t believe how the prices of Flat screen TV?s have gone down in the last year. went in to this great price Comparison Site and couldnt believe how prices droped by 40% in the last 8 month.

  2. Except for most viewing, a CRT is still better than an LCD.

    LCD is ONLY better when it comes to HD and HD is not going to be prevalent for sometime yet.

    A lot of muppets are replacing their CRT sets with LCD’s, but since HD signals are still few and far between, it really is a case of the Emperors new clothes. Buyers have convinced themselves they have upgraded in quality, when for 90% of their viewing they have actually downgraded!!!!

    Don’t believe the hype!!!!!

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