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post #1201 of 1225 Old 06-29-2014, 09:49 PM
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Wow... and I was thinking next time I move the TV isn't moving with me! Although still running strong and our primary living room tv...
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Since the electronics are beyond me (and I don't see any current online sources) I think she is about ready for the ash heap.

Still a great set, with the exception of the current problem, but it's probably not worth paying to fix.
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Finally moving, and nobody even wants to buy this! Had tv&stand on sfbay craigslist a month, now down to $65 the past couple weeks and still no takers. I guess nobody loves this TV anymore...
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I remember a gal here had a hard time selling a nice condition Loewe version for $20 (started at $50). And that was a few years ago. Just so darn heavy.

Might try the video gaming section if one exists on CL.

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I guess so. I've lowered more and still no takers. I just have it in electronics area, I assume video games go there too. I don't have a game console anymore but I'd expect the new ones are HDMI only anyway, not component, so doubt they'd want it - although only a guess based on newer bdplayers and videocards not having component output anymore. [I looked for a new BDPlayer recently as my model doesn't support 5.1 or subtitles for netflix, and can't use roku or firestick etc for similar reasons, no HDMI - and last time I was upgrading my desktop PC I looked for a new video card for and none of the new ones seemed to have component output anymore, so I still use my old 8600gts)]

If anyone in sfbay area happens to want the stand only, free pickup, PM me.
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Finally moving, and nobody even wants to buy this! Had tv&stand on sfbay craigslist a month, now down to $65 the past couple weeks and still no takers. I guess nobody loves this TV anymore...

don't sell it I would keep it - - - mine is still functional you can play everything up to the ps3 and 360 So for stuthat never made it tothat never made it to blu-raywill look excellent on this tv buy another flat screen if it's an issue with size and put the RCA away
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I have blu-ray for player for it already. But no room. Moving next weekend too. So it may end up being left if nobody buys it.
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I saw this thread with new posts and just had to comment.

I had the Proscan version (PS38000) of this set in late 2001. I got it open box, which shaved a couple hundred off the price. Loved this set cuz it was the largest 16:9 1080i tube television ever made. Lasted 6 months and it died. Had a 3 year extended warranty on it and they replaced capacitors and diodes. Still didn't work right. They replaced the main circuit board and it still had issues. They took it back and gave me a full refund... which I promptly put towards the just released (circa 2002) Sony 34xbr800 flat-tube 1080i set.

The big deal about the 34xbr800 that sold me on it was the fact it was about the only set at the time that would up-convert 720p to 1080i through it's component & DVI inputs... which I wanted for the handful of original Xbox games that had a 720p output option.

I'm just shocked to hear that any of these 38-inch RCA/Proscan TVs are still running today after so many died an early death.

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I saw this thread with new posts and just had to comment.

I had the Proscan version (PS38000) of this set in late 2001. I got it open box, which shaved a couple hundred off the price. Loved this set cuz it was the largest 16:9 1080i tube television ever made. Lasted 6 months and it died. Had a 3 year extended warranty on it and they replaced capacitors and diodes. Still didn't work right. They replaced the main circuit board and it still had issues. They took it back and gave me a full refund... which I promptly put towards the just released (circa 2002) Sony 34xbr800 flat-tube 1080i set.

The big deal about the 34xbr800 that sold me on it was the fact it was about the only set at the time that would up-convert 720p to 1080i through it's component & DVI inputs... which I wanted for the handful of original Xbox games that had a 720p output option.

I'm just shocked to hear that any of these 38-inch RCA/Proscan TVs are still running today after so many died an early death.
CRTs were built to last flat screens are built to be replaced
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I would love to find one in good shape. If anyone is near Ohio let me know.
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I suspect Thomson Consumer Electronics (ugh) for these but I got the impression this model was pretty good per this thread; bigger higher-end model.

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The Proscan, RCA and Loewe 38" all used the same Thomson picture tube.
Once the problematic caps/diodes were properly replaced, it was a good set (at the time).

I bought a used F38310 for my son ~10 years ago. It's still working and looking fine.
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And nobody wants mine I even offered to sell my bluray disc player along with it since new ones these days don't have the HD component output needed for this TV.

If anyone reading this wants to pick it up (sfbay area) you can have it free. I'll even help you load it. I'm moving out this weekend and don't want to find room for it at new place. I just want it to have a good home. Maybe goodwill/etc would pick it up or something, there's gotta be someone who wants it. I mean this is a friggen awesome TV! I bought a Samsung 50" F85000 Plasma to replace it for the new place, hoping I'm not too disappointed after being spoiled with this thing, that was the best flatscreen I could justify spending my money on, can't quite afford OLED yet.

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.where are you located
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Or splurge on this Loewe version 'great deal':

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/5280835188.html

I hadn't seen this ad in maybe a couple of years, then it was $1000. There was a pic of the TV, appeared to be sitting in their office although I suspect they claim they didn't use it. Does look brand new in the pic.

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.where are you located
NE Ohio.
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Fort Worth, Texas.

I suspect you were replying to enigma with the freebie in the sfbay area. Probably PM him for details for privacy/security purposes.

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I'm just shocked to hear that any of these 38-inch RCA/Proscan TVs are still running today after so many died an early death.
My RCA still runs like a champ, though it's in the bedroom and rarely gets turned on.
I replaced my living room Samsung with the Sony 55x850C recently and am considering hanging the Samsung in the bedroom and selling/or giving the Beast away if I can find any takers. It just takes up too much room for hardly getting used anymore.
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Yup, mines still going strong, though it is little used in my rec room. I had some issues early on, but those were resolved and I tweaked the settings a bit and have a nice image.
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I would love to find one in good shape. If anyone is near Ohio let me know.
I've got a working model in Grand Haven Michigan, is that close enough?
It needs to be carried up stairs from the basement.
PM me.
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I've got a working model in Grand Haven Michigan, is that close enough?
It needs to be carried up stairs from the basement.
PM me.
Hmmm 5 hours, maybe.
Got pics?
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Hmmm 5 hours, maybe.
Got pics?
No, but I'll take some tonight.
I can't PM you since I am just a lurker. Not enough posts to qualify. :/
Can You PM me your email address?
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I would love to find one in good shape. If anyone is near Ohio let me know.
I have one available in Rochester, NY for someone willing to come pick it up. Odometer is over 50,000 hours purchased in summer 2002. Still working fine but just broke down and bought an HDR ready 4k UHD TV. This one will get some casual gaming use by my daughter until it dies or someone wants it. This TV was and is still awesome just big and heavy as everyone knows.
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I would love to find one in good shape. If anyone is near Ohio let me know.
I have an RCA F38310 set available in Rochester, NY for someone willing to come pick it up. Odometer is over 50,000 hours purchased in summer 2002. Still working fine but just broke down and bought an HDR ready 4k UHD TV. This one will get some casual gaming use by my daughter until it dies or someone wants it. This TV was and is still awesome just big and heavy as everyone knows.
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RCA F38310 in LA

I have a F38310 in Los Angeles that needs a new home too, with a component input switch box and cables, free.
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