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Arrow Tells us about your current oldest Worst TV you have.

I wanted to see what TVs people have still in use today. Tell us about your oldest and worst TV that’s still in use in your household.

I have a 2010 Panasonic TC-L32S1 Viera, 1080p IPS 32” mainly in use for Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Marvel Vs Capcom 2 because it has a 16ms input lag. And I must say it’s IPS Alpha Panel delivers some nice colors.

Yes it’s so old Panasonic made LCDs
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I have a 2008 1080p Hitachi that was the thinnest LCD I could find at the time as it had a separate box for all of the inputs. It’s in use daily in our master bedroom. My wife won’t let me upgrade it until it dies so we will likely be stuck with it a while.


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I have a 27" CRT from hitachi from the 90s, they were popular selling CRT's in asia. Also had an Akai CRT from the 90s but it stopped working and there was no repair available, so sold off the parts few years back. I use the hitachi crt to still play retro game consoles (snes, n64, dreamcast).
I dont want to sell the CRT, it's good for hooking old devices and its motion is great compared to lcd's and oleds. Funny how 20+ year old crt's can still beat modern day tv's in motion smoothness.
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I have a 50 inch 720p Samsung plasma from 2004. Still has a great picture lol

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We still have an old Phillips 27" crt flat screen from the late 80's in the bedroom, it pulls in twice as many channels as the ldc I tried in there. We are on antenna only ....thing still works great.

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I have a 2008 1080p Hitachi that was the thinnest LCD I could find at the time as it had a separate box for all of the inputs. It’s in use daily in our master bedroom. My wife won’t let me upgrade it until it dies so we will likely be stuck with it a while.
1. Gather a straight-blade razor blade, and some clear packing tape or clear scotch tape

2. Very carefully apply a layer of said tape over both of the blades of the wall plug, press firmly, then use the razor blade to trim it along the edge so she can't see there's actually tape covering the blade. She won't look that closely at it.

3. Plug the TV back into the wall receptacle, it should not be making contact and the TV should not be getting power now. Verify that the TV will not turn on.

4. Yell "Honey, the old TV finally died ! It won't turn on at all ! It's plugged in and everything, but it's completely dead !"


This is literally how i got my boss to finally allow me to upgrade the old 19" Tube TV in our office's lunch room to a new 32" LCD TV a few years ago LOL

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I have a 27" CRT from hitachi from the 90s, they were popular selling CRT's in asia. Also had an Akai CRT from the 90s but it stopped working and there was no repair available, so sold off the parts few years back. I use the hitachi crt to still play retro game consoles (snes, n64, dreamcast).
I dont want to sell the CRT, it's good for hooking old devices and its motion is great compared to lcd's and oleds. Funny how 20+ year old crt's can still beat modern day tv's in motion smoothness.
Dumped one of those away last week. It still worked. Also pitched an old panasonic 36" flat CRT. One of those really heavy ones. The nor brittle plastic case disintegrated as I tried to pick it up. I put it down and the weight of the tube did the rest. I just broke off the rest and threw that out. Brought the tube itself plus the Hitachi for recycling.
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23 inch samsung tv monitor tn panel.

47 inch lg tv ips with massive 50-60 ms input lag. No discernible DSE during any content, no vignetting. Still my favorite in fact the colors in this one look way more better and natural than all the tvs I tested in 2018 Vizio 2018 P, TCL 4, Sony X900F.

Massively disappointed with the tv industry. I found out I am uber sensitive to VA panel gamma shifting, vignetting, DSE, VA motion smearing and weird reds produced by VA panels.

Blooming is disgusting where the TCL 4 many times looked consistently better than the P and X900.

The matte panel on our old LG also gives so much consistent image quality compared to all tvs i mentioned specially since the display was in the living room.

I am very, very unimpressed with HDR and DV on the mentioned panels mostly due to blooming and I've seen that high end models still have panel issues.

The recent tv buying decision has been the most frustrating experience for me as far as consumer electronics go.

I hope to soon throw away my standards for a new display below $ 1000 at 55-65" because I don't think they'll properly fix vignetting, DSE, reflective panels, etc. anytime soon.

If only samsung stops that weird global dimming where the fix doesn't lock you out of certain settings then I'm really interested with Q80R.
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23 inch samsung tv monitor tn panel.

47 inch lg tv ips with massive 50-60 ms input lag. No discernible DSE during any content, no vignetting. Still my favorite in fact the colors in this one look way more better and natural than all the tvs I tested in 2018 Vizio 2018 P, TCL 4, Sony X900F.

Massively disappointed with the tv industry. I found out I am uber sensitive to VA panel gamma shifting, vignetting, DSE, VA motion smearing and weird reds produced by VA panels.

Blooming is disgusting where the TCL 4 many times looked consistently better than the P and X900.

The matte panel on our old LG also gives so much consistent image quality compared to all tvs i mentioned specially since the display was in the living room.

I am very, very unimpressed with HDR and DV on the mentioned panels mostly due to blooming and I've seen that high end models still have panel issues.

The recent tv buying decision has been the most frustrating experience for me as far as consumer electronics go.

I hope to soon throw away my standards for a new display below $ 1000 at 55-65" because I don't think they'll properly fix vignetting, DSE, reflective panels, etc. anytime soon.

If only samsung stops that weird global dimming where the fix doesn't lock you out of certain settings then I'm really interested with Q80R.
Q80R is VA,type, you should try the new LG SM9000 it’s IPS and amazing.

On a side note, I really wish I still had my Sony Trinitron WEGA took 4 people to move it lol
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I still have/use a 32" LCD Hyundai Image Quest HQL320WR. Bought it brand new in 2005. Still works with no issues. It has a real contrast ratio of 400:1 and a pixel response time near 1/10th a second, but at the time it was considered a great performer. Its native resolution is 1366x768, and the internal scaler isn't exactly the greatest. If I remember right it cost around $1,500. How times have changed.
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Nothing too vintage. Oldest TV here is 50" Panasonic ST60 (2013). Obviously still looks great but I rarely use it. My dad still has the first family HDTV at his place, a Philips 42PFL7422D, circa 2007.

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Heathkit Color TV 27 inch

https://www.americanradiohistory.com...thkit-1969.pdf

I built this from a kit in 1963: it was difficult to perform a full convergence and input lag times were ridiculously long
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Heathkit Color TV 27 inch

https://www.americanradiohistory.com...thkit-1969.pdf

I built this from a kit in 1963: it was difficult to perform a full convergence and input lag times were ridiculously long
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