CRTs were once synonymous with television, but by 2014, even stronghold markets like India were fading, with local manufacturers switching to flat-panel displays. Despite all this, picture tube televisions continue to linger. You'll find them in museums, arcades, video game tournaments, and the homes of dedicated fans. But as the CRT slips further into obsolescence, devotees are navigating a difficult transition between simply maintaining an aging device and preserving a piece of technological history.
Nintendo will release its new Wii U on November 18, ushering in possibly the last generation of traditional home consoles as we know them.