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post #1 of 8 Old 12-07-2018, 10:08 AM - Thread Starter
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When did Sony stop making CRT monitors and TV set's?

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I'm wanting to buy my first "old school" Sony CRT TV set or monitor but I don't know for sure when exactly Sony stopped making these and knowing what year they stopped producing them would be helpful in my search.


Recently, I saw an old Sony PVM CRT monitor which had a February 2005 year of manufacture date sticker on the back of it. I don't know if Sony went beyond this year or not. It would be helpful to know though in my search for one.


Thanks for any help
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Where are you located? Sony may have sold CRTs outside the US after they stopped selling them in the US.

To answer your question, IIRC it was around 2007 or 2008 in the US. Don't quote me though, as I didn't follow direct views closely outside my own Sony.


Quick tip. I was at my county waste recycling center and they had a couple of CRTs there. You might check your local places.
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Here's an old look-up guide of their Trinitron/WEGA flat screen TVs:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FD_Trinitron/WEGA

I think Ericglo is in the ballpark on the date.
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Wiki's article re "TRINITRON" has the complete history and dates:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitron

"From 2006, all of Sony's BRAVIA television products are LCD displays, initially based on screens from Samsung, and later Sharp.[20] Sony eventually "threw in the towel" on Trinitron, ending production in Japan some time in 2004. In 2006, Sony announced that it would no longer market or sell Trinitrons in the United States or Canada, but continue to sell the Trinitron in China, India, and regions of South America using tubes delivered from their Singapore plant. Production in Singapore finally ended in March 2006, only months after ending production of their rear-projection systems.[18] Two lines of the factory were later brought back online to supply the professional market."

2005 appears to be last production year of a North American Trinitron version [NTSC/ATSC @ 30/60 fps].....and Mar 2008 worldwide. If you want to know the Date a particular model was introduced, go to Sony support Website to download the User Guide and check the Date cited in that document:
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/so...e-ray-tube-tvs

PS: I would advise AGAINST buying a Sony 40-in HDTV....they had lots of color purity/convergence problems...and needed four Longshoremen [or two big Samoans] to move...
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Agreed,
2006 was the last production run for Sony. The company teased U.S. buyers about going into more Plasma sets to compete with Pioneer/Pioneer Elite, but, never made the effort.
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This is the last consumer catalog for europe with CRTs.. It is from 2004/2005, so no new 2005 models and 2006 it was game over..


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https://www.yumpu.com/de/document/re...ogcom-kataloge
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They were great sets for black levels and motion.
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They were great sets for black levels and motion.

My wife still has a two hundred pounder in her den. I think it has the the best picture of any TV in the house. I'm not about to move that thing until it's dead, and that could be after I am!
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