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Plasma TV — early 2000’s

It’s hard to relate now. But prior to the late 1990s when companies such as Philips began advertising something called a plasma TV – which was flat – TVs were among the heaviest things in everybody’s home. They were square and filled with heavy technology. The popular Sony CRT TVS which ranged up to about 36 inches weighed more than a pile of couches. It’s unlikely that many people found a $20,000 plasma TV under their Christmas trees in the late 1990s, but it was the start of something new.

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