CRN 30th Anniversary: How Much Did That Cost?


One piece of electronics that is a must-have in every home today is a television, and things weren't much different 30 years ago. However, the technology and cost of the television was very different. In 1982, a color tabletop 19-inch television was priced at $430, and today the same-sized TV costs approximately $150 depending on the make, model and store where it's purchased. And, for less than half the price of what it was, a television at that price today is thin, flat-screened and HD versus the large, bulky and lower-quality of a typical 1982 TV.

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