“It’s a Sony”
Trinitron | Model: KV-21CL10U
The TV in these photographs provided excellent picture quality and reliable service for over 16 years. Sadly after researching on the internet I found that the random colour shift of whites to pinks (!) was a technical problem that wasn’t fixable. I was alone among my friends and family in holding onto my CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) television. When flat screen / panel screen televisions arrived I decided I wasn’t going to change technology until my current television was worn out. So much of our technology is increasingly disposable and wasteful. Our relationship to it has changed. From cell phones to headphones manufacturers the marketeers do a great job of convincing us we need to replace old for new. Generally my own approach is more often than not, if it isn’t broken don’t replace it. So it was with a degree of sadness that I let my Sony Trinitron pack up it’s remote control to join it’s long lost friends in television heaven. It seemed only fitting to offer a photo tribute before it is gone for good.
Weighing in at over 26kg this television survived three house moves. Not an easy thing to lug around and despite a few knocks and scratches it provided faultless service throughout. Sony Trinitron CRT television technology were viewed by many to be the best in the market. Unlike many companies, Sony made their own CRT tubes (screens). Other brands utilised generic tubes from one of a couple of other makers.
Weighing in at just under 8kg, it’s smart replacement has bluetooth, wifi and takes up a sixth of the space.
(The title of this blog post is borrowed from an early Trinitron advertising campaign.)
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