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Old 08-11-2016, 11:11 PM
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The problem with collecting TV's...

Is that sometimes you can't decide which one to watch! I pulled out my 1976 Zenith CCII 13" today, and after some discrepencies with the luminance and vertical modules, I finally got a nice picture out of it. I've added it to my Zenith museum, which consists of my 1937 Zenith 5S127, my Royal 2000, the 1973 Chromacolor, and the 1959 green radio. I had to move the 1959 early American style radio, even though it sounds amazing, there was no more room for it in the Zenith museum.
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:33 AM
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I dunno...I would have guessed that the biggest problem is space

Even when I started limiting myself to 1940s 10 and 12" sets, and XL-100s.....that didn't last
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:42 AM
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Ah that picture takes me back...

Hope you can afford the light bill...
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:37 AM
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I dunno...I would have guessed that the biggest problem is space

Even when I started limiting myself to 1940s 10 and 12" sets, and XL-100s.....that didn't last
Yeah, I suppose that's the worst problem. I ran out of space very quickly doing this. And I still have to accomodate my Admiral Combo!
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:51 AM
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I dunno...I would have guessed that the biggest problem is space ...
+1...and friends starting to resent you because you've asked them for the 100th time to help heave a television into your basement.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:45 AM
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You do develop favorites though. In my room I tend to use my '71 and '61 Zenith color sets...Used to be the '71 and a '64 Slivertone CTC-15 clone. Other TV areas have other favorites. I usually run 2 so that if one starts acting up I can keep watching
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:52 AM
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+1...and friends starting to resent you because you've asked them for the 100th time to help heave a television into your basement.
This is why it's important to network with local collectors....you heave theirs and they heave yours!
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Ah, the XL-100, my first 70s color set, and still not fixed (vertical issue).

I have to heave my own sets. I brought a total beater console home on a dolly over 7.69 Km (thanks MapQuest) or about 4 1/2 miles. Much of that trip was along a highway shoulder. I usually take 19" sets home on buses.

Once I got my 1973 Zenith going reliably I became a little tired of looking at it. An aught 6" 20" Toshiba sits on top of it and is used daily. I prefer my slightly beaten 1979 Sylvania console. I like the cabinet and the picture was beautiful when it worked. Once I put in a new tripler... its third at least... I tried to replace a too-short wire on the focus pot and a solder pad came off and now I can't find another pot, argh.

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Ah, the XL-100, my first 70s color set, and still not fixed (vertical issue).

I have to heave my own sets. I brought a total beater console home on a dolly over 7.69 Km (thanks MapQuest) or about 4 1/2 miles. Much of that trip was along a highway shoulder. I usually take 19" sets home on buses.
Wow! That's dedication!
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Well, Videokarma, mark your calenders. I swore I'd never do it, but today, I have officially started stacking consoles. My CTC-40 seems more than cabable of holding up my 1971 Zenith 20BC50. I tested it out by putting my 300 pound self it on, and it didn't even creak.
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Well, Videokarma, mark your calenders. I swore I'd never do it, but today, I have officially started stacking consoles. My CTC-40 seems more than cabable of holding up my 1971 Zenith 20BC50. I tested it out by putting my 300 pound self it on, and it didn't even creak.
I see your stack and raise you 2 console stacks...One of which has 100+lbs of Concord EIAJ VTR and 19" Zenith space command monochrome metal table sitting on top.
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Now I know what my future looks like lol
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Out of curiosity - how many of y'all are married? I know my wife would never go for that much clutter.


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Old 10-18-2016, 08:16 AM
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Out of curiosity - how many of y'all are married? I know my wife would never go for that much clutter.
You could also ask how many of these guys are still living with their parents? And how do their parents like this kind of clutter?

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I'm married, but I finished my basement in order to have space for my sets. One vintage television in the living room, the rest in the basement. My wife still doesn't like them... Oh and I SWORE I would never stack televisions on top of each other, alas I've broken my own promise for now while I figure out how to display them .
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