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jr_tech
07-27-2014, 06:10 PM
This little 22 inch retro-looking TV arrived yesterday. It is a considerable departure from the more common "make it as flat as possible" designs. Unless wall mounting is desired, thicker DTVs can offer the advantage of better sound quality, as there is room inside for larger speakers. This particular unit has a downward facing (approx 4-5 inch) subwoofer, which provides much better sound than the little 24" Vizio set that I use in my computer room.
This cute set was sold by Seiki, and is not a "top tier" set, but I got it for only $100 (shipping included) so for now, I am quite pleased.

http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE22FR01-22-Inch-1080p-60Hz/dp/B00DQBA4D8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406498443&sr=8-1&keywords=retro+tv

Would love to see more thicker "retro" designs.

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TVTim
07-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Cool set. Interesting how it has a retro look to it.

WISCOJIM
07-27-2014, 10:41 PM
I don't care for the cheap toy appearance of that plastic set. Not a serious set at all.

I'd prefer to build my own flat panel console, similar to the Wikerson M21.

http://www.whorange.net/whorange/2008/06/retro-fit-wilke.html

Should be very simple to build one, nothing but straight cuts!


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jr_tech
07-28-2014, 01:47 PM
I'd prefer to build my own flat panel console, similar to the Wikerson M21.
Should be very simple to build one, nothing but straight cuts!

That looks pretty neat! I was considering the possibility of the rescue of a gutted "fishtanker" set, perhaps cutting off some of the depth to a foot or so to make a thin "retro" set... might be easier to start from scratch, although I am a poor woodworker. :(
I think that I would add some sort of control panel under the display area, to make it slightly more reto to my eyes.

Another "retro" set on Amazon which is much more expensive and has odd power requirements, and likely too thin for good sound:
http://www.amazon.com/LG-32LN630R-Classic-Television-Display/dp/B00IE3B9SW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406569275&sr=8-2&keywords=retro+tv

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WISCOJIM
07-28-2014, 04:42 PM
Another "retro" set on Amazon which is much more expensive and has odd power requirements, and likely too thin for good sound:
http://www.amazon.com/LG-32LN630R-Classic-Television-Display/dp/B00IE3B9SW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406569275&sr=8-2&keywords=retro+tv
Looks like it's from the Dieter Rams style of electronic design.

http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/who-is-dieter-rams/



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