OLD VERY HEAVY TV set

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DAKA, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. JimmyCat

    JimmyCat

    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    399
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2018
    Location:
    West of St. Louis
    Crazy this came up today.... I just took a Sony Triniton 33" diagonal out of my basement today ...heavy as hell and son in law had to help me roll it end over end up the stairs. I didn't weight near that much 15 years ago when we took it downstairs. I had to take it to a recycle center and had to pay them $40 to take it.......
     
    Caver 60 likes this.
  2. Mister Clean

    Mister Clean

    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    2,768
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    BEST BUY will recycle it for you - for a fee.

    But then they turn right around and give you a coupon.

    The coupon has no expiration date and it has a value equal to the recycle fee.

    Apparently there is some reason that they have to charge a fee?

    But it evens out in the end - as long as they have something that you want to buy someday?
     

  3. Z71bill

    Z71bill

    Messages:
    24,464
    Likes Received:
    16,759
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    About 10 years ago (maybe 15) - I managed to get our 36" GIANT FAT HEAVY old TV onto my wheeled dolly and out to the curb just before trash pick up came by -

    The truck stopped and grabbed the trash bags - but left the TV - I couldn't even throw it away!

    My neighbor comes over and ask if it still worked - I said yes - but we got a flat screen -

    He said he was going up to his deer hunting cabin and wanted a TV up there to catch the news - but was afraid if he put a nice new one up there someone would steal it.

    I helped him load it into his truck - it took both of us to lift it.

    He said the picture was pretty good - even though he was using an antenna (no cable) and he was 100% sure nobody would even bother stealing it.
     
    cbetts1 likes this.
  4. Rellik

    Rellik Kwisatz Haderach in Training

    Messages:
    3,884
    Likes Received:
    8,503
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2016
    Location:
    Cen Tex
    My uncle pulled the dead guts out of one and installed a smaller portable tv into the cabinet.
    I do like the aquarium idea.
     
    Abuela and nrajeff like this.
  5. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

    Messages:
    7,301
    Likes Received:
    5,199
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2003
    Location:
    Houston
    I would sure like the vacuum tubes out of it. I have a tube tester, and can use the good ones.
     
    Caver 60 likes this.
  6. Schrag4

    Schrag4

    Messages:
    4,447
    Likes Received:
    5,829
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    I’m sure a lot of people don’t use the coupon, even of they thought they would. It’s likely just a marketing strategy to entice people into using their recycling service. Would love to be proven wrong.
     
  7. Need4Speed

    Need4Speed

    Messages:
    3,253
    Likes Received:
    9,239
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2014
    Location:
    Central MN
    Aunt had one of the original projection TV's way back in the day. When it eventually crapped the bed we used the cabinet for a lizard cage for a while. The best part was there is some sort of magnifying lens in the thing...I think they called it a Fresnel lens...way cool. You could take that bad boy outside on a sunny day and focus the light into a tight beam. Burnt the paint off the hood on a 66 Olds in less than 10 seconds.

    When the wife saw that she made me get rid of it. Didn't trust me or the boys left alone with this thing. lol
     
  8. nrajeff

    nrajeff

    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    3,823
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Location:
    WV
    Yes, Tannerite could have prevented this!
     
    FullClip likes this.
  9. nrajeff

    nrajeff

    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    3,823
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Location:
    WV
    with a capital "C" !
     
    DrVlad likes this.
  10. nrajeff

    nrajeff

    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    3,823
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Location:
    WV
    That needs to go in the Bug Out Bag for when giant ants attack! They'll be in for a surprise!
     
  11. nrajeff

    nrajeff

    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    3,823
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Location:
    WV
    That is a great idea.
     
  12. mmcbeat

    mmcbeat

    Messages:
    3,959
    Likes Received:
    6,433
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Location:
    Texas
    I had forgotten about those. We had one for a long time. The picture got bad so we bought a new TV and gave the projection TV to a friend. He opened it up and dusted off the three projectors and the picture was as good as new.
     
  13. buddyd157

    buddyd157

    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    813
    Joined:
    May 9, 2020
    put it out to the curb, 2 maybe 3 days before trash pick up.

    the scavengers will tear it open and clean out the metals, making it much lighter for the trash workers to pick it up and toss it. or you can then take it back inside, paint it, put a flower vase on top of it and tell the Mrs, she has a new coffee table.
     
    nrajeff likes this.
  14. cityborncountrylivin

    cityborncountrylivin

    Messages:
    1,618
    Likes Received:
    2,329
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Can the old sets even receive the new digitized signals transmitted?
     
    nrajeff likes this.
  15. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

    Messages:
    23,666
    Likes Received:
    24,831
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Utah
    Yes, with a digital adapter. But then they are limited just to stations transmitting in the area.

    I’ve seen pictures of sets with flat screen TVs replacing the CRT. They are the thing for the Rockabilly enthusiasts.
     
    cityborncountrylivin likes this.
  16. 4 glocks

    4 glocks

    Messages:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    898
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    You need a box to covert the signal
     
  17. slym2none

    slym2none

    Messages:
    2,812
    Likes Received:
    4,810
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    If it's a Sony WEGA and still works, keep it, or you can sell it for a little $.

    Anything else is trash, GL getting rid of it.
     
    buddyd157 likes this.
  18. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

    Messages:
    7,926
    Likes Received:
    3,616
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 1999
    Location:
    upper mid-west
    Years ago I was getting a new flat panel and wanted to throw my 32" tube type. As the OP said, nobody would take it. I slid it off of the stand and onto a dolly. I wheeled it out to the deck and onto the bed of my truck. My local land fill satellite site has a metal shipping container for all electronics. Bye bye boat anchor.
     
  19. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

    Messages:
    18,368
    Likes Received:
    66,558
    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Location:
    On The Lake in The Maine Woods
    A Sony? Trade it in for a chick with a Bravia and not too jacked up teeths.
     
    slym2none, 1bigK and Glockalong like this.
  20. DrewBone

    DrewBone

    Messages:
    5,359
    Likes Received:
    9,079
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Location:
    The Foothills of south western NC
    Find some kid in your neighborhood who likes to fiddle around with old electronics. This way when he's taking it apart with a screwdriver he'll learn what a capacitor does ;)
     
    nrajeff, FullClip and 1bigK like this.