They've had a good run. The name "cathode ray" comes from a time 100 years ago when no one really understood the phenomenon.
According to CTX, LCD monitors only accounted for six per cent of total sales in 2001, compared to 94% of CRT sales. Last year, LCD monitors accounted for 42% of revenues and in this year, according to Peter Hollman, president of CTX Europe, these type of screens will amount to 54% of revenues. In Western Europe.
So what about the 46% of CRT sales? Hollmann claims these will mostly be sold into Eastern and Central Europe, where, he claims, price is "still the main driver".
He claims that LCD monitors will drive the CRT monitors out of the market. He says that's an irreversible process.
So, while you can, buy the biggest CRT screen you can for the cheapest price. But that's what we're saying, not him. We really quite like our iiyama CRT. µ
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