This will give you a laugh
I am in my 50s and have had my own TV since the age of 20.
Apart from a Relisys monitor/TV I have only owned 4 TVs, 3 tube, 1 LCD. 2 cylindrical, 2 flat
Portable, big 4x3, big 16x9, big HDTV.
All were expensive for their size, all lasted well, all had excellent picture.
I bought the 4x3 when I lievd in a bedsit, the 16x9 when DTTV started as it was an IDTV, the HDTV not long after buying a PS3.
People thought I was mad spending £1200 on a 32" TV, but I bought ONE, not two or three, The picture was sublime, the tube flat fronted, DVD and DVB-T both near the best quality you could get. Ran it for 10 years until the tube started to fade in the corner, so dropped brightness by 1 and sold it for £50.
People kept telling me that tubes defocus and pictures get bad, but apart from a small amount of fade there was nothing else wrong, focus good.
I still think that FD Trinitron was the high point of tube TV design.
So yes I have bought expensive TVs, average of £2 a week, but how much to go to the cinema?