Displays and Projectors : Televisions that just will not die!

Televisions that just will not die!

I've just retired a 48 inch rear projection TV that I purchased back in 1997.

In the time since I've purchased several other TV's, both larger and smaller and while this is outdated and technologically inferior, it still runs fine, has never required any maintenance or repairs, has survived 'till its fourth address and just won't quit.

Alas I've replaced it today with something a bit more up to date, but don't know what to do with the old one.

It's probably not even worth a dollar, but it works ok and doesn't seem fit to just put out on the street.

The prospect of putting it on train tracks or pushing it off a tall building has crossed my mind, just to put it out of its misery. It's redundant but still got plenty left. What a shame there are no petting zoos for old TV's.

Any other sad tales of great TV's?

- "Yeehaaa, just like f%^cking Saigon eh slick"?
- "I was in junior high dickhead"!

Re: Televisions that just will not die!

My 27" Panasonic Gaoo ("King Of Picture") was still working fine when I replaced it with a widescreen Sony; I Freecycled it to a family that was grateful to have it.

Try offering it on your local Freecycle or the various classified ad sites. It's also slightly possible that someplace like an old folks home or homeless shelter would take it, since they wouldn't need to worry about it being stolen. :)

Re: Televisions that just will not die!

LOL Colonel you really want to get rid of that TV that bad. I don't think there is anything wrong with the old classic TVs if it still work just fine why try to break it.

Re: Televisions that just will not die!

I still have a RCA 20" tube TV that I bought in 1985. In 1994 when I was living in L.A. and the Northridge earthquake occurred, it fell four feet from it's stand and cracked the casing in 2 places. I thought it was a goner but it still got a great picture when i turned it on. I might use it to set up a video editing table in my basement.

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