Just bought a kv32xbr450 (made in 2.1k). Pretty clapped out tube but the electronics won't let it die... The light is dim from it but it still works well in a darkened biased lit room. This xbr was something that I remember drooling over so badly. At the time, outside of the plasmas, there was nothing that could touch these xbr sets. The xbr200/250/400/450/800, wow! Then! Those 9xx sets... And the HS final series... Good bye Sony.
That's a Pioneer laser disc player and our tremendous laser disc collection in the pic. There are some reflections on the screen, not scratches.
Just died was a 27" Zenith Inteq (R.I.P) made in 2k Ten years of good service for a 1k$. Not that it was perfect. Oh no, overscan and a tilt to the picture of enough degrees that you had to ask yourself whether you wanted to make it 'overscan ' enough so that you couldn't see that head/foot bar at all. And the component input had insoluble color issues--muted.