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Who here has the oldest TV (that still works)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by retsacelet, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. brewwagon

    brewwagon Poster Extraordinaire

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    everyone @t work is bragging about their 50" plasma/ led flatscreens

    i tell them i have a cathode ray tube it works just fine and get a funny look or two everytime

    bw
     
  2. ibobunot

    ibobunot Poster Extraordinaire

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    I don't have a TV but I have a working 1984 Apple Macintosh... :cool:
     
  3. JCSouthpawtele

    JCSouthpawtele Friend of Leo's

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    a coax to Antenna converter that will clip into the screws on the back any old TV will connect your digital converter box or Cable box to any older TV. My granmother still has a Zenith floor model that has closable door to hide the screen when not in use. It looks like a table. Well as a matter of fact it is a table for the HD flat screen sitting on top.
     
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    That's totally going to be my new desktop at work. Thanks! :cool:
     
  5. Badabing

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    How old is this??? Use it in the kid's playroom...they never know the difference!!!lol!!
    Yes that is an am/fm radio on the bottom..just like the old Motel T.V's
     

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  6. John Backlund

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    It may not be the oldest, but It's almost certainly the weirdest.......my 'Amphib-O-Vision 500'..

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  7. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

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    Mine is so old, you have this crank on the side, and you have to turn it, and it juices it up, and then you lift this thing up to your ear......oh wait, sorry, ...that's my phone.
     
  8. Jakedog

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    I have this exact same TV in white. Really dig it in red!

    I don't use mine anymore either, but it does still work. As well as the day my dad bought it in the base exchange in 1973. They don't build 'em like they used to!
     
  9. klasaine

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    I think they came in white, yellow and red.
    My uncle was the plant manager at whatever building housed the Panasonic U.S. offices in L.A. in the 70's. One year (1973) he gave me, my brother and our cousin one of these TV's - I got the red one, my bro got the yellow one and my cousin got the white one.
    I'm actually looking for a home for this baby. I want it to go to someone who digs the whole 70's vision of the future thing.
     
  10. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    A 1972 Sanyo B&W is on every night in The Cuchina during meal prep while watching "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS. It STILL has a great picture and great sound. Rotary Dials of course and we had to put a transformer on the antenna into the cable. We've had tons of chances to pickup a flat screen dirt cheap too BUT this little portable is too cool - it's become a conversation piece when friends visit!

    The "diagonal" is between 11 and 12 inches on the screen.
    It weighs about the same as a Champ to me.
     
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    1984 RCA console still going.
     
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    mine's 15 years old, but my buddy has a predicta that he still uses.
     
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    I have a Heathkit TV that I built in the early 1980's I think (maybe earlier). It still works and is still used regularly.
     
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    A 24 yr old Sony in the bedroom.
    We use it everyday with an analog antenna (now digital)
    Since we don't have cable it is great for news and weather & it's free!
     
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    Not quite as old as some of these, but I've got a 19" RCA XL100 from about 1982 in my office/music room. It's hooked to the cable box and it's on every day. Still looks really good.
    I remember as a kid, I always enjoyed watching the TV man do his thing swapping tubes and adjusting stuff while he was holding that mirror in front of the TV.

    Dale
     
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    Just got rid of my 1983 Sharp 19". But, I still use my 1975 Sharp microwave oven...I think it has real lead doors and walls because it weighs over 100 lbs.
     
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