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Old 02-12-2018, 02:03 PM
Mdcastle Mdcastle is offline
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25" TVs used to be what you got if you were well off. I looked in the final, 1989 Sears catalog and a store brand 25" TV was about $800 in today's money. Google tells me you can get a store brand 24" TV today for about $80. The people that actually wanted small TVs were dwarfed by the people that just couldn't afford big ones.

By 1989 black and white TV production was about extinct. Beforehand few people wanted them but bought them because they couldn't afford color but by 1989 technology had improved such that just about anyone could afford at least a 13" color set, just anyone can get a 24-25" TV. And the much smaller size means you can fit them into the same spot in the bedroom that formerly held a much smaller viewing area tube TV.