View Full Version : The 10 most expensive TVs in the world


N2IXK
10-01-2014, 02:09 PM
Just got this one in my email and thought I would share it here...

http://www.electronicproducts.com/Digital_ICs/Video_Graphics_Audio/10_of_the_most_expensive_TVs_in_the_world.aspx

I wonder whose guts they use in the $2.26M set at the top of the list? Funny if it was a cheap POS off the shelf at WalMart that they dressed up....:D

Eric H
10-01-2014, 02:49 PM
I wonder whose guts they use in the $2.26M set at the top of the list? Funny if it was a cheap POS off the shelf at WalMart that they dressed up....:D

The frame is made of gold, and diamonds, so yeah, the guts are probably run of the mill. It's not like Rolls Royce is making LCD screens. :D

I think those "Prestige" sets look like cheap Crosley crap.
As Dolly Parton famously said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap”.

rca2000
10-01-2014, 07:36 PM
Only an ABSOLUTE idiot would pay MORE than a VERY nice house--for a tv set.

I figure not many of us pay much for our daily watchers...we just get them broken and fix them...then use them. That is my case at least...

Geoff Bourquin
10-01-2014, 10:56 PM
I have never owned a new TV....All of my sets have been "frankensets". More fun watching them when you built them from the scrap pile

Robb
10-01-2014, 11:10 PM
I really could care less about new Televisions nowadays.
Most of my time is spent with my Desktop PC, online, viewing my 21" NEC FE2111sb CRT Monitor. :)

mpatoray
10-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Reminds me of some of the ridiculous Curtis Mathes stuff form the 60's TV wall units "The Most expensive TV and Darn Worth It" crap chassis and particle board cabinets.

These ludicrous sets are aimed at people in places like Dubai UAE where you can get a solid gold X-Box 1 for $15K.

I would much rather have the Sony KD-34XBR960 that I got for free and a house :)

dtvmcdonald
10-02-2014, 11:09 AM
That most expensive one is overcharging quite a bit for the 62 pounds of gold,
whose resale value is probably very close to just one million bucks.

I'm a pot calling the kettle black here, since I've paid as much as $6000 per
ounce for gold but these are natural crystals and don't weigh anywhere NEAR a single pound.

dieseljeep
10-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Reminds me of some of the ridiculous Curtis Mathes stuff form the 60's TV wall units "The Most expensive TV and Darn Worth It" crap chassis and particle board cabinets.

These ludicrous sets are aimed at people in places like Dubai UAE where you can get a solid gold X-Box 1 for $15K.

I would much rather have the Sony KD-34XBR960 that I got for free and a house :)

I was thinking about C-M myself.
The 60's models weren't too bad. The TV chassis' were RCA clones and the stereos were tube based designs.
The 70's and 80's designs, were the ones you are referring to. :thumbsdn:

Sandy G
10-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Man, for THAT kinda money, a guy could buy himself an example of virtually EVERY one of the most desirable TVs going, & THEN some. And, to ME, & I figure most of you guys here, you'd REALLY have yourself something worth having, & be PROUD of..

Jon A.
10-02-2014, 08:20 PM
Man, to get jewels like that, most guys who actually want them would have to sell off the family jewels.
I have never owned a new TV....All of my sets have been "frankensets". More fun watching them when you built them from the scrap pile
Ooh, I'm so close on that one, but no cigar. I've owned only one new TV, which ended up curbed when I started in this.

ChrisW6ATV
10-03-2014, 01:37 AM
You "no new TV sets" folks are making me feel like a rich man, since I have bought five new sets that cost over $2,000.00 each. Well, two of those were only bought after the previous one in each case was taken back by the manufacturer for a full refund after two years of ownership. And, I sold the old one each time that I bought a new (and better) one.

Jon A.
10-03-2014, 08:07 PM
I'm sure that if I were able to drop 2 grand on a TV most of that would be for shipping, and no, that's not because things are delivered via ice road truck as one American I dealt with actually thought was necessary.

jr_tech
10-03-2014, 09:20 PM
Not necessarily... Amazon, for example offers *free shipping* on the Samsung 105 inch curved screen model (number 9 on the list):
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN105S9-Curved-105-Inch-Ultra/dp/B00L403O8U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1412383938&sr=8-3&keywords=curved+tv
Gets great reviews too :)

not affiliated,
jr

Jon A.
10-03-2014, 10:31 PM
That fella whose wife threw him through the screen and then set him on fire for buying it, he got off easy.

hi_volt
10-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Yeah...I like the one surrounded my millions of dollars worth of jewels. It's still probably made in China using crappy counterfeit aluminum electrolytics.

KentTeffeteller
10-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Stuart Hughes is the modern equivalent of Kaye-Halbert of the 1950's. For What It's Worth.

Firebird
10-07-2014, 03:41 AM
I just want to know where you get a fifty foot plug and what power company do you use.

Jon A.
10-07-2014, 06:56 PM
I just want to know where you get a fifty foot plug and what power company do you use.
Nuclear power for sure.

Electronic M
11-05-2014, 01:22 AM
I'd recon I've got roughly 1.5K in the approximately 35 collectable sets I currently own. Which comes out to about 60% of what my car cost me, and about 43$ a set...And I can if I REALLY want to (and do a LOT of work) likely find a way to watch better than half of the analog cable channels I get at the same time! I also can fix nearly all the sets I own my self if I want...

And if a set or three fails while school has me too busy to fix it I can simply use one or more different ones even if I gotta drag another over...

Username1
11-19-2014, 08:54 PM
It's often funny, and or strange to see what levels of excess, in our eyes, is available
if money is no object.....

I think the one that comes out of the ground and unfolds is kinda funny..... It's a Jeff
Foxworthy tv for sure....

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