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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by gamer87, Nov 14, 2018.

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  1. gamer87


    Mar 11, 2017
    How many years of life expectancy has CRT tube TV and what are the tips for this type of TV to maximum last as long as possible?
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    depends on how much use it gets
    quality of the tube

    Many colour TV tubes with moderate use can easily last 15 - 20 years. lower use, 20 - 25 yrs

    The red gun is the common one to fail first

    don't use it very much
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  3. gamer87


    Mar 11, 2017
    Which tubes have the best quality? I have a Toshiba CRT with Orion tube and I have a Philco with Samsung tube
  4. kellys_eye


    Jun 25, 2010
    We've had this 'what the life expectancy' thing from you in your 'cartridge' thread.

    What with the obsession? Things wear out. No point in worrying about it - deal with it when it happens. It's far easier to address the issues that age creates than to try to alleviate it as an ongoing problem.

    Either use it (and expect wear) or don't.

    CRT's are obsolete - get used to the fact as there will be no spare tubes around in the future (too expensive to manufacture/store) so look to alternative technology to replace any CRT device you may be using 'now'.

    If you want to store things for potential resale in a future marketplace that commands high prices for vintage technology then look at the manufacturers storage instructions. These will be found in the technical documentation that they supply for the CRTs themselves (data sheet).
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