Apart from the world of Hi' Def' and Plasma screens, television is not what it was.
I remember getting a ?500 telly for ?120 in 1992 when Rumbelows closed down. It was, and still is, one of the best tellies I've ever seen. The colour, clarity and detail were better than even the living room set which my father paid a good few hundred for and I spent almost all my ten years in my room as a result!
The telly is still one of my most prized posessions. But as the quality of terrestrial has dipped (including Freeview too!) it seems pretty pointless having it now.