After 55 years: Panasonic pulls the plug on tube TV production

They haven’t been producing tube’s in the states since 2005, but this is still pretty big news anytime a technology as revolutionary as the tube television set is basically almost extinct. Having worked at Best Buy during it’s hay day, I can only be greatful of never having to lift one of these gigantic sets ever again 🙂


The Japanese company started making those devices back in 1954 and actually ceased domestic production as early as April 2005. Beijing Matsushita Color CRT, a joint venture Panasonic started in China, continued selling tube-TVs after then, mainly serving markets in China and Southeast Asia.