Do-it-yourself flat-screen TV

You too can make a flat panel TV out of your old CRT.

Irish Flat Screen TV

Looking to impress your BFFs with a ginormous flat-panel TV, but not too keen on shelling out a few thousand bucks for the privilege?

You could go with the 42-inch plasma that Vizio is selling for under $1,000. Or you could take the do-it-yourself approach to a giant CRT, like this guy.

U.K.-based Pocket-lint dubs it the "First Irish Flat Screen TV," though the joke may be slightly lost on a U.S. audience since snarking about the Irish fell out of favor here more than half a century ago. But it seems any country could replace "Irish" with its favorite local cultural stereotype.

Just ask Borat.

Irish Flat Screen TV
Pocket-lint
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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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