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What do you do with your old TV when you get a plasma?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by sceptic, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. sceptic

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    I ask this as I have a 29" Toshiba CRT with an excellent picture (not widescereen) which is about 5 years old. It's too big for the bedroom and I guess I'd be lucky to get £100 for it.
    It seems a shame to get rid of it at such a low price.
    So what have you guys done with your old TVs?
     
  2. d0mj4y

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    I've got a 6 month old Panasonic TX-28PS1 that is going to have to go somewhere.

    Looking to sell to a mate or relative as I can't be bothered to put it on ebay and mess around with delivery etc. Hopefully I can get £250 for it.

    Is there anyone you know who would want your old CRT? Or can you move it into another room of the house?
     
  3. geeWcee

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    Theres always some relative on the scrounge for a new TV..
     
  4. moku

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    I suppose you could either put it on eBay or give it to family or friend as a present. There is likely to be someone in the family or friend who will want and appreciate it a lot more than the low price you may get from eBay. I gave mine to family and its appreciated a lot. Be a good samaritan!
     
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    Introduced my parents to the joys of widescreen TV :D
     
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    Offered my Sony 32" w/s to my mum but she was happy with her old sony 25" 4:3 screen. So, as we have a three story terrace house, decided to take it downstairs and set it up in one of the rooms as a tv room for my daughter and her friends. Keeps them happy and far enough away to give my wife and me a bit of quiet to watch films.

    Only problem was that the screen was too large to take down the stairs. Therefore, had no alternative but me and a mate had to carry it outside the house, around past next door down into the gully, then down and around to the back door of the garden, all the way up loads of steps to the house and in through the downstairs french doors. I thought my arms were going to drop off and there was one point where we thought it was about to drop.......

    Luckily, we made it and now my daughter and her friends are set up with dvd, video, gamecube, ps2 (with eyetoy!). Next purchase: a videosender to let her use sky down there as well.
     
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    Flogged my Toshiba 32" Dolby Digital jobby to a mate for £200 - He was chuffed knowing that I had paid £1650 for it....
     
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    managed to flog one of my 28" Panasonic to the guy that bought my old flat :rotfl:

    Now moved to the fiance's and bought her a Panasonic PW7 plasma... her 28" Panasonic is being kept for when we move into a house in the spring, and her other 28" Panasonic is in the bedroom (we like Panasonic TVs :thumbsup: :laugh: )
     
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    Save it. Put it in the loft.

    In 5 or 10 years' time, there will be

    a) virtually no CRT TVs available for sale
    b) a raft of people who still believe that CRTs produce the best picture

    so there will be a market.
     
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    Very clever idea, this is how we human are-lol
    Best regards
     
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    sold my tosh 32" picture frame to a chap in Richer Sounds where I bought my amp from (it was there and it was cheap ok, lol). Apparently he's got all his kit from customers!

    Sword
     
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    You must be joking :eek:

    The 36" PD30 that my Viera replaced weighed around 80kg and I nearly gave myself a hernia getting it on the stand.... but up the loft ladder? :eek: :nono:

    Actually, not a problem for me as I sent it back for a full refund due to the "dirty screen" defect that plagued that model :smashin:
     
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    Okay okay......

    Save it. Get three or four mates to help you put it in the loft......... (!)
     
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    Just put my 28" Sony CRT upstairs in spare room. Fits nicely at side of chimney breast actually. Has Xbox hooked up (when its not Christmas, I get special vouchers to bring it downstairs at Christmas) and can have Sky multi room. Aint done the last bit yet though. Just normal terres aerial. Good set for guests to watch / play-on.
     
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    ditto! I also introduced them to 5.1 surround sound too, and mp3 and divx and ....etc :D
     
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    I have just bought a Viera and sold my 10 month old Toshiba 32ZD36P for £420 on Ebay....

    Well pleased!!!

    You have just to be lucky.

    Cheers
     
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    LOL at Nigel's suggestion! I still have to wear an elbow brace from time to time, injured myself moving a 36" panasonic up 4 floors in a townhouse. It was marked 96kg gross. What really stung is that some B*****d ran over my bike while I was killing myself. I recently gave away the last CRT to my nephews for their huge number of games consoles. They have 5 boys, and 5 different consoles, so now have 3 TV's in the playroom!
     
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    Have a rock n roll moment and throw it out the window!!
     
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    sold our Pioneer 32PF10 Tau screen and SoundStyle XS310 for £500 to some friends just over a year ago when we got our PDP433MXE Plasma. CRT still had a year and a bit left of 5yr warranty.

    Gary
     
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    I have 2 sets stored away, I cant bring myself to sell them. I suppose Im saving them for when I have some children........ :)
     
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    They will have their eyes one you plasma rather that your old crt :laugh:
     
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    LOL...... Your probably right. :rotfl:
     
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    Moved our Sony 41" RP set into the dining room after installing the Pio plasma.It must have realised that it had been superceded,as,when I plugged it in,it topped itself with a big bang and the preverbial cloud of smoke.I near shat my pants and jumped about 2 feet in the air,clutching my chest!

    DOH! :eek:
     
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    LOL........... Thanks moviebuff you made me laugh. :rotfl:
     
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    Gave my 32" Sony Wega TV to my Parents! lol
     
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    My 28" Tosh WS resides in another room. If I get too critical about the picture on my plasma, I go to the other room and look at the Tosh for a while.
     
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    In 10 years time I expect CRT to be well and truly eclipsed by flat panel technology. It's only a matter of time before it happens, but I doubt it'll be LCD or Plasma that does it. I am looking towards SED in a year or so's time, which by all accounts is simply breathtaking. Neither of the current technologies will last very long in my opinion, possibly 10 years, maybe longer in the case of LCD due to the array of applications it's used in, but time will tell.
     

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