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Old December 18th 17, 06:25 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Terry Casey[_2_]
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Default How things have changed

In article ,
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On Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:27:35 -0000, "Brian Gaff"
wrote:

I never did understand why designers of tvs made the cabinets so small then
put huge backs on them made from processed cardboard either.


It's to make use of an optical illusion that makes the cabinet look
smaller.


Not necesarily as a large part of the chassis would usually
project well beyond the rear of the cabinet.

It was simply a marketing ploy that came about when
'slimline' 110 tubes first appeared on the market.

The marketing people obviously decided that the reduction in
cabinet depth using the traditional flat back wasn't enough to
match the slimline description and demanded a bodge to make
the depth reduction look far greater than it actually was.

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Terry

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