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Tub and TV #109465
10/26/05 10:00 PM
10/26/05 10:00 PM
Admin  Offline
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Check this out, I was looking at houses on a real-estate web page and found this picture.

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Re: Tub and TV #109466
10/27/05 12:18 PM
10/27/05 12:18 PM
IanR  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 328
Palm Bay FL USA
Watching TV can be a down right shocking experience!

Re: Tub and TV #109467
10/27/05 09:54 PM
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Celtic  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 361
What year is that TV from?

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Re: Tub and TV #109468
10/27/05 11:24 PM
10/27/05 11:24 PM
Hemingray  Offline
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 199
Lehigh Acres, FL
lol. 1980?

Re: Tub and TV #109469
10/28/05 02:36 AM
10/28/05 02:36 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
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.

Re: Tub and TV #109470
10/28/05 07:59 AM
10/28/05 07:59 AM
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
Those baskets are naff as well!


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Re: Tub and TV #109471
10/28/05 08:33 AM
10/28/05 08:33 AM
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Mock ye not! [Linked Image]

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

Re: Tub and TV #109472
11/02/05 11:58 AM
11/02/05 11:58 AM
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
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.

Re: Tub and TV #109473
10/30/06 04:16 AM
10/30/06 04:16 AM
Dawg  Offline
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 59
That TV looks like a late 70's/early 80's....looks like the '82 Zenith we have.

Re: Tub and TV #109474
11/02/06 09:56 PM
11/02/06 09:56 PM
Gus99  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 24
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.

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