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#109465 - 10/26/05 07:00 PM Tub and TV
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
Check this out, I was looking at houses on a real-estate web page and found this picture.

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#109466 - 10/27/05 09:18 AM Re: Tub and TV
IanR Offline

Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 326
Loc: Palm Bay FL USA
Watching TV can be a down right shocking experience!

#109467 - 10/27/05 06:54 PM Re: Tub and TV
Celtic Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 367
Loc: NJ
What year is that TV from?
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#109468 - 10/27/05 08:24 PM Re: Tub and TV
Hemingray Offline

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 195
Loc: Lehigh Acres, FL
lol. 1980?

#109469 - 10/27/05 11:36 PM Re: Tub and TV
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
It looks like one of the old Philips K9 sets that were popular over here for about 10 years once we got Colour TV.
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#109470 - 10/28/05 04:59 AM Re: Tub and TV
Alan Belson Offline

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
Those baskets are naff as well!

Wood work but can't!

#109471 - 10/28/05 05:33 AM Re: Tub and TV
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Mock ye not!

That old TV was a darn sight better made than the cheap junk in the stores today.

#109472 - 11/02/05 07:58 AM Re: Tub and TV
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
I'd take a TV like that over today's ugly garbage any day.

The loudspeakers were bigger (usually 4" square things), so the audio was pretty good (compared to today's sets with their 2" speakers) and the whole device just...looked nicer.

#109473 - 10/30/06 12:16 AM Re: Tub and TV
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Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 58
That TV looks like a late 70's/early 80's....looks like the '82 Zenith we have.

#109474 - 11/02/06 05:56 PM Re: Tub and TV
Gus99 Offline

Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 26
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
In the 1970s almost all TVs were hot chassis types, that is one side of the AC line was the entire electronic system ground. The antenna was transformer coupled. We did have polarized plugs in the 70s and UL required no exposed screws be connected to the chassis ground. But who knows? And even with a polarized power plug, how many older outlets are wired properly? Black to silver and white to brass - right!

Today switch mode power supplies are used which is offers the same isolation as a 60hz power transformer. Kinda need that with all the grounded input and output jacks in use today but on those days before VTRS and home theater, all you ever connected to a TV was an antenna.

Now growing up I inherited an old 1950s transformerless tube GE portable TV in a metal case with one side of the AC line grounded to it. What were they thinking? I guess on the family room table with no other grounded metal within reach it was safe! And what idiot would put it on a kitchen counter? At least that was 1950s thinking.

[This message has been edited by Gus99 (edited 11-02-2006).]

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