I've got a salvaged color TV from the trash.
Toshiba model CF27H20.
No remote control, I do have a PDF of the user's manual.
Power comes on, and I'm able to hook up a DVD player so that you can hear sound, but there is no picture coming through.
It does display words on-screen from the menu, but no images are seeming to transmit from the connected DVD player, just sound.
Is there any safe and easy way to test to see if the picture tube is dead?
A CRT tube acts like a capacitor, and a large direct view TV, say 25" and larger will indeed store electricity, even when discharged. WIth the larger tubes, I have gotten zapped when handling the raw CRT tube, but it all has to do with tube surface area.
Small CRT FP tubes will store a charge as well, but you'll never feel it (at least I don't), when handling them.
The one exception is if you're playing in the HV area of a CRT projector that has just been turned off. Then I always discharge the red HV lead to the chassis, and do it again 2-3 minutes later to be safe.
Back to the FP TV: If you're not playing with the HV area of the set, then the chassis itself is safe to touch within a minute of unplugging it, and the chassis does not store 'fatal' voltages for 20 years. Josh is indeed 'Krazy'