I have been thinking of this for a long time. Sony had invented the Trinitron technology back in 1968 I think. Now, there are other companies making tubes with trinitron-stlye technology, such as Mitsubishi's DiamondTron, but none of them sell televisions. If you look at the Japan/Korea market sites for companies like Sharp and LG, you see that they have Televisions with technology similar to the FD Trinitron. It seems that, at least in the states that Sony only allows the competition to sell computer monitors (my monitor is an NEC with a Mitsubishi tube), but not televisions. Of course this makes your trinitron Wega TV cost twice as much as a regular one. Is this some patent issue which doesn't exist in Asia, or something else alltogehter. I sure wish I could pick up a cheap flat-tube TV at my local Circuit City