Sony Wega flat TVs
Sony pioneered flat TVs and released the first consumer flat screens in Australia with the WEGA FT Trinitrons. They still had 4:3 ratio screens, and they were still cathode ray tubes (ah, sometimes we miss CRT). But hey, they were flat, and they’ve stayed that way ever since (not counting today’s already-declining crazy curved premium screens which are, of course, only useful for people that live in a lighthouse). The page shown here is from our Buying Guide in February 2000, by which time many brands had flat screens; Sony’s Wega Trinitron KV-ES34 had just a 31-inch diagonal ‘visible picture’, but weighed 84kg and cost, sheesh, $4499.