The door has almost completely closed on standard-definition conventional TVs. The 19-inch Sansui DTV1900 is one of the few that's still widely available at retail, but like all standard TVs from all makers, the company has dropped the model from its 2011 lineup.
Reports indicate that the DTV1900, which is sold under the Sansui brand by Orion America, is a solid performer and a reasonable value. Features are essentially non-existent, however, outside of a digital tuner for over-the-air and unscrambled cable channels and a sleep timer. Connectivity is extremely limited -- just a front panel composite audio/video input and a rear-panel antenna input. However, most say that the picture quality is pretty good
No professional reviewers have weighed in on the DTV1900, but a handful of user reviews can be found at Amazon.com and BHPhotoVideo.com. While the Sansui DTV1900 is not addressed there directly, the user forum at AVSForum.com has some interesting discussion on CRT TVs in general.
Amazon.com has a handful of reviews of the Sansui DTV1900. One user voices frustration with the company's customer service. The rest praise this standard TV for its good picture and sound, though one user says that the bottom-firing speaker might be muffled if the TV is not placed on a hard surface.
Review: Sansui 19-Inch DTV1900 Digital Television, Contributors to Amazon.com
The Sansui DTV1900 is still offered by B&H, a seller of electronics and photography equipment based in New York City. There are about the same number of reviews here as at Amazon.com, and satisfaction is even a touch higher. Value and picture quality are praised.
Review: Sansui DTV1900, Contributors to BHPhotoVideo.com
While discussions can sometimes go off track, this user-to-user discussion site provides lots of information about everything and anything related to home entertainment, including a forum dedicated to direct-view TVs. Sets from popular manufacturers often get their own "official" thread that includes discussions of specifications, features, problems, fixes and more, as well as reviews. Of late, most of the discussions here have centered on now-discontinued models.
Review: Direct View (Single Tube) Displays, Contributors to AVSForum.com