View Full Version : LG makes an LCD set with knobs!


OvenMaster
08-12-2013, 10:13 PM
http://gizmodo.com/lg-made-a-retro-wood-panelled-led-tv-with-knobs-and-eve-1109102826
So far, just available in South Korea.. but there's always hope.
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18wsmqod9pup2jpg/ku-bigpic.jpg

Chip Chester
08-12-2013, 10:37 PM
That would make a great fishtank.

Chip

electroking
08-13-2013, 03:34 PM
What do they do?

lnx64
08-13-2013, 03:44 PM
LG also made a CRT with knobs a little while ago too.. Gotta be one of the last CRT's made..

http://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/technology/tv-video/lg-retro-classic-tv/

maxhifi
08-13-2013, 10:11 PM
What do they do?

That's obvious, they make it look like a TV :)

Jon A.
08-15-2013, 06:56 PM
Due to the general public's lack of interest in anything other than the latest and greatest, marketing this thing worldwide would probably result in huge financial losses for LG. Makes me think of the hit RCA took because of the CED.

rpm1200
08-17-2013, 01:13 PM
I don't think you can "fish tank" a flat panel, maybe you could "ant farm" it instead.

Call me crazy but I don't think it's a bad idea, not that I would necessarily want one, but it adds a little flair to the design.

Jon A.
08-17-2013, 07:37 PM
I don't think you can "fish tank" a flat panel, maybe you could "ant farm" it instead.
Ha, good idea. :D Maybe we ought to start posting want ads for flat panels to turn into ant farms, or post ads with pics of them suggesting that the taker do that.

ISawItOnTV
08-26-2013, 09:41 AM
I like it, but somehow it reminds me of a dachshund...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HgYQ5Keb9eA/T-BMxAhDM7I/AAAAAAAAA2I/YlLIe0MAcNw/s640/Dachshund+Dog.PNG

Kamakiri
08-26-2013, 11:30 AM
I wonder how they make a rotary tuner with 400 plus detents? :)

wa2ise
08-26-2013, 01:58 PM
I wonder how they make a rotary tuner with 400 plus detents? :)

Maybe it's like a mouse wheel, rotate it clockwise does "channel up" and counterclockwise "channel down". With a digital connection to the usual PLL tuner. Which would also make it work with the usual remote control.

jmetal88
08-27-2013, 11:58 AM
Maybe it's like a mouse wheel, rotate it clockwise does "channel up" and counterclockwise "channel down". With a digital connection to the usual PLL tuner. Which would also make it work with the usual remote control.

That's what I would suspect. A lot of car stereos tune that way now, having knobs you can turn infinitely in either direction that just send pulses to the electronics of the radio so it can know how far it has been tuned up or down. They do have detents, of course, so you can feel how far to turn for a change of 1.

Username1
08-28-2013, 08:26 AM
LG also made a CRT with knobs a little while ago too.. Gotta be one of the last CRT's made..

http://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/technology/tv-video/lg-retro-classic-tv/

CRT's are still being made for other parts of the world.......

http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&IndexArea=product_en&CatId=&SearchText=crt+television

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/1167280904/CRT_television_pure_flat_crt_tv.html

This one must be one of the better ones 90v to 220 power supply, multi tuner. advanced stuff in these sets.....

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/567573144/CRT_television_in_China.html


just not here....

colorfixer
09-06-2013, 02:40 AM
Korea uses ATSC, so you could import one and it'll work over here.

Username1
09-06-2013, 08:08 AM
That last link goes to a tv that supports NTSC3.58, from what I can see from a quick search, its our old NTSC system..... It must still be used in other areas around the world, or the manufacturers believed export to US market might one day be possible again.....? I assume in some of the places where it's used, they don't subscribe to the throw away way of thinking and will not just change and throw away good stuff for no reason except to drive a dead economy...

Robb
09-06-2013, 10:06 AM
This is rediculous ! ya, you could also use a leaf to wipe your ass as well.

Username1
09-06-2013, 01:50 PM
This is rediculous ! ya, you could also use a leaf to wipe your ass as well.

so what is that suppose to mean ?

StellarTV
09-11-2013, 07:06 PM
Buy one; re-engineer the microprocessor, drive electronics, and power supply to use tubes.

Oh, and then replace the LCD with a CRT.

Jon A.
09-14-2013, 01:25 AM
It wouldn't really need to use tubes in my opinion, especially the problematic 6GH8 (I know next to nothing about tubes, but that tidbit was just about force-fed in another thread), but a PCB that doesn't use surface-mount everything and tear like heavy-gauge cardboard would be a must.

The concept of letting a flat-panel "TV" even cross my threshold, let alone buying one, is alien to me.

StellarTV
10-02-2013, 06:43 PM
I just wanted to see an air conditioned room-full-of-tubes and relays that would have to be used to poorly approximate what would otherwise be a silicon microprocessor.

Jon A.
10-02-2013, 10:18 PM
Watching Desk Set would be the next best thing.

daro
11-05-2013, 01:56 AM
I wonder how they make a rotary tuner with 400 plus detents? :)

It would be a simple rotary encoder switch like the ones used as volume controls in some modern amps.