Did you happen to score a new, giant TV over the holidays? If you did, you may have been a little shocked by how many high quality inches of excellence you can get for your money. “Most things, such as food and medical care, are up from 80 to 200 percent since the year 2000; TVs are down 97 percent, more than any other product. Why are TVs so much cheaper now?” Part of the answer is tech. Part of the answer is competition. And part of the answer is something TV manufacturers call post-purchase monetization. While you’re watching them, they’re watching you. The Atlantic: The Hidden Cost of Cheap TVs.