What to do with old CRT?

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  1. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Auditioning

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    So I have the LCD now what do I do with my old CRT?
    I have a 30" wide screen JVC. I'm guessing from craigslist that I might have trouble giving this away.
    The picture quality is great (just not HD), I actually miss it a little when watching standard def on the new tv. It's roughly my weight and very deep so I can't exactly set it on a shelf in a bedroom or something. It's just too massive. Can I actually trick somebody into buying this from me? I offered it to my parents as it's bigger then there old 27" CRT but they didn't want it.

    Any recomendations?
     
  2. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    It's widescreen, but not HD? Odd.

    Anyway, you might look into your local goodwill. I know most of those will take electronics.
     
  3. GeorgeAB

    GeorgeAB Second Unit

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    Ever heard of anamorphic DVD? Widescreen, standard definition, CRT TVs were a hot item once. Many were progressively scanned.
     
  4. MikeSh

    MikeSh Stunt Coordinator

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    I've got the same issue. I have a 50" Toshiba front projector, non HD. Weighs 200+ pounds Have to figure out what to do with this old set before I buy a new 52" HD set.
     
  5. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

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    I just asked around amongst friends and family and gave my 53" Panny CRT RPTV to my brother's brother-in-law earlier this year after buying a Sammy 61" LED-DLP RPTV. The old set did have a slight bit of image burn (from all those late-night 4x3 programming when I fell asleep on the couch ), but the brother-in-law loves it anyway as it's not that noticeable most times -- and only noticeable if you pay attention to it or have an eye for such things.

    Woulda just donated it to the nearby nursing home, if they didn't already have a big RPTV, or to our church, if they had to space for it.

    I still actually have our old 32" 4x3 CRT in the downstairs, back-of-the-house computer room (right nearby as I type this). Never got rid of it though it hasn't been used in ages -- we used to use it in the kids' playroom when they were still little, but the playroom has been converted into a 4th bedroom + the computer room in recent years. Maybe we'll just donate that set to the church or something.

    _Man_
     

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