Wow...that's the same amount I paid for my lapotop!Still, I want one of those....much better than the sets we have sold today at Best Buy
"Instant-on" televisions didn't need a lengthy warm-up because there was always power to the television, stored in a capacitor bank. Once you turned the switch on, that power would dump to the CRT and bingo! Instant picture. We had one when I was a kid -- it was pretty cool.
It is much less used in TVs now. There are two problems with it. One, it wastes a lot of power. The other is that it generates heat. There have been instances where televisions have burst into flames.
jbfunky- It amazes me how much folks paid for a TV back then- of any variety. Of course, the next generation will look back on how much we pay now for LCD TV and laugh.Mr Posslq and capewood- That's interesting about the "instant on" deal - thanks so much for sharing that information!
I'd love one of those myself.
Imagine watching that Monroe episode on this baby.(sorry i recently got obsessed with this episode too.)I love the Cool space 1999/2001 feel to this.It's funny how the past looks more like the future than the actual future.
I remember these ads.