I'm go with the tube tvs. I opened my unattended mat over a year ago and went with tube tv because I knew a flat screen would be stolen. My local police dept are still surprise that my tube tvs is still there.
Of course I must also note that I have many security cameras also watching over the mat.
My store is open 24/7 and unattended at night. My tube TV cost me $75 and, so far, has proved to be not worth stealing. When it dies or disappears, I'll replace it with the lowest-cost unit I can find, regardless of the display type.
Dave Levenson, NJ
The Happy Launderer -- If you can't take the heat, stay out from behind my dryers!