Tech: The crappiest TV on the planet
What kind of TV did $70 get you four years ago? An Apex 20" color television. I figured that since all the TVs nowadays are being made overseas anyway, I might as well spend as little as is humanly possible. This thing has followed me from the dorm through three different apartments.
This TV doesn't even have stereo speakers - and the only inputs are antenna/coax and composite. The picture quality, while passable in a dilapidated-doctor's-office-waiting-room-TV kinda way, is not gonna wow your friends or even your grandmother. Colors are often too saturated in certain areas, and the picture is noticeably distorted whenever you're looking at anything resembling a rectangle. It ain't the most svelte piece of technology, either, so it'll stick out like a sore thumb in virtually any decor.
Of course, all of this means that the TV is virtually disposable at this point. If it blew up tomorrow, not a tear would be shed. Strange thing, though - in an age where HD plasmas can go kaput and LCDs can suffer splashes of dead pixels, the TV soldiers on.