Oldest "main TV" thread

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by kestrou, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. kestrou

    kestrou Pin Member #4

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    I see everybody posting on here all the time wanting recommendations on the latest/greatest flat panels and stuff, but I don't watch enough TV (or videos) or play games to want more than what I've got.

    There's only one TV in the house - a 32" RCA tube I bought little over 15 years ago (yup, built into a cabinet).

    It still works great with "basic cable" and a DirecTV package - and I don't plan on changing it.

    Who's with me in retro-land?! :supergrin:

    kestrou
     
  2. KusoJijii

    KusoJijii alegacy of fear

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    I have a 13" Commodore 64 Monitor that I still use to watch DVDs on in my bedroom. I'd guess it's from 1985 or so.
     

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    Unlocked 4 8 15 16 23 42 CLM

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    I've got an 8yr old 36" Toshiba tube that the remote sensor is broke on and the buttons on the unit are getting worn out. No cable or sat. Just a converter box. Only TV in the house. Still works though...:supergrin:
     
  4. TuxthePenguin

    TuxthePenguin

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    I got one that is 24 years old.
     
  5. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    I just swapped out the 13" Zenith 1989 for a new 32" Panasonic. The new TV is great, but I miss ole reliable. :crying:
     
  6. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    1st TV I bought in the USA was back in the early 90s. 26". Cost me $400.

    Still going strong. If I go back to Jamaica the TV we had from 1982 is probably still chugging along - with the yellow tape we put on the screen to "colorize" it.

    'Drew
     
  7. Nutt51

    Nutt51

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    I'm with you.
    I am almost 60, and in my life I can remember when you could buy
    appliances etc., and they would last for years. When they broke
    you could go out and buy a similar item that would last as long, not
    anymore.
    I have a 27 in. Panasonic picture tube t.v. that I bought for my
    Grandma about the mid 80's. When she passed in 1990, I got it
    back and it's in the workshop and is still playing.
    VW Beetles 50's-70's, last forever, stayed basic, easy to work on
    and find parts for. Just a couple examples.
    Most things today, foreign made, always changing, updated models,
    always something marketed newer and better. Crapola.
    It's a selling ploy. They have made us a throw away Society.
    It breaks, toss it and buy an new one which doesn't last any longer
    than the previous one.
    Old and reliable works for me. Wife says I'm a non-conformist, guess
    I am. I feel better now.
     
  8. Minnow

    Minnow

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    Parents still have a 1988 model RCA 31" cabinet model in their bedroom that's going strong.
     
  9. Gary W Trott

    Gary W Trott Prickley Fan

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    I have a 20" GE which was new in 1987. The only problematic area so far is that the remote is starting to wear out.
     
  10. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    My current TV set and only TV set (televison used to be an adjective ... when it became a noun, I'll never know) is a 32" Toshiba purchased in 1993. Still works, though the vertical sync is failing. When it stops working, I'll think about one of them new-fangled sets. Danged thing weighs 800 pounds.
     
  11. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 Pastafarian

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    Main tv is a 42'' lcd thats ~3 years old.

    Oldest in the house is a 19'' regular old tube tv thats like 10 years old.
     
  12. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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    My only TV is an 32" RCA Home Theater model that I bought from Incredible Universe in 1993 for $1200. Still works fine after traveling across country a couple of times.
     
  13. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I have a little 13" RCA that is probably 15 years old. It's relegated to a just in case spare.

    I have one my Grandfather owned, but it's out in the shed. It was one of the first they ever owned. Not sure of the age though.
     
  14. That's all Brother

    That's all Brother

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    My TV has a round 14" black and white screen.
     
  15. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    '87 26" stereo console. It's the 25" with square corners. It still works and looks great. Only problem is it doesn not have RCA jacks, even though it's RCA. It's outlasted a half dozen VCRs, two DVD players and one digital converter box.

    I hope it outlasts me, it looks heavy.
     
  16. RyanSBHF

    RyanSBHF Senior Member

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    I have a Samsung 22" that was purchased back in 1997 still running strong.