Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Mr. Potato Head, Aug 16, 2015.
Do any of you own a tube style TV?
I still have an older Sony in the basement. If I have kids over the house and they want to watch TV, I send them down there.
Because kids will fuck shit up.
I actually had a crt hdtv. It was heavy as fuck but was sharp and had good contrast.
It's at my parents house now
I have 3 of them!
By tube type, do you mean CRT? TV's used to have vacuum tubes in place of integrated circuits. It took a couple of minutes for the TV to warm up before you had a picture. Those are the real tube type TVs.
I actually had another Sony Wega I just got rid of last year. Thing still had an awesome picture after 15 years.
The TV on my office is 20 years old. Still works great. I'm the only one that ever watches it, so I don't care to replace it.
I gave my old 1990 Mitsubishi 25" to the Salvation Army 7 years ago.
I have a friend who repairs old televisions. His basement is completely filled with vintage tube style TVs.
Only reason I got rid of mine was because it was in a spare bedroom and whenever someone would stay over they'd make a point about how old the TV was.
Green type of tube
You've been to his place and seen his TVs?
Tell them not to come back.
I did until about 6 months ago, I bought 2 HD tube sets off Overstock for my guest room and bedroom in 2006ish, paid about $700 They had built in DVD and VHS players, they worked fine, until one started making an annoying buzzing sound every time a graphic was on screen--so I broke down and bought LCD's
They're family and I have no backbone.
Mr. Stern was referring to a magic eye type of tube - similar to the one in my tester as seen below.