R.i.p. Toshiba Rptv

Discussion in 'Displays' started by MikeSh, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. MikeSh

    MikeSh Stunt Coordinator

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    Last Saturday, the 31th, my area got socked with another thundestorm. A lighting bolt hit across the street and it took out my almost 18 month old Toshiba analog 50" rptv.

    Yes, it was surge protected and my rp-82 and receiver survived. My Hughes HDVR2 is plugged into a seperate UPS/surge and it survived as well.

    I guess I'll be shopping for a new TV this week. Although the insurance adjuster thinks they might send out a repair person to look it over first, she wasn't sure when I talked to her Saturday.

    So what do I do with a dead 50" TV if it is scrap???

    MikeS.
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    1. If you have a child in 6'th to 10'th grade, and a pickup truck (to get it to school), the TV minus the electronics could be made into a school science project (the exact topic and usage will be left up to your child with the help of his/her teacher).

    2. If your spouse has been holding you back from upgrading, now is your chance.

    3. You may be able to gut it and mount a front projector inside for use in a non-dark room.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  3. Christop_Holmes

    Christop_Holmes Stunt Coordinator

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    Sell it on ebay [​IMG]
     
  4. Paul S Gregory

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    Fish tank![​IMG]
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Turn it into a rec' room.
     

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