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zenith2134 05-04-2014 10:32 PM

WTB/WTT-80s sets
 
I am looking for the lesser-collected eighties solid state sets, the more unusual the better. I used to be able to find early eighties stuff all over the place, but not so much anymore.
It would be nice to find some nice Sylvania, Magnavox, JVC, Quasar, Zenith, RCA, from the early to mid eighties.
Since no one seems to save these later sets, I feel that they'll be the scarcest of all someday. Plus, they are good everyday watchers.

Jon A. 05-04-2014 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by zenith2134 (Post 3103078)
Since no one seems to save these later sets, I feel that they'll be the scarcest of all someday. Plus, they are good everyday watchers.

I don't know about that, after all even roundies were junked by the skidload at one time. Certain makes might become particularly scarce though.

You prefer sets without OSD, am I right? I no longer have any with OSD, the only kind of set I want with that feature is the Magnavox Star System.

zenith2134 05-04-2014 11:42 PM

Well, regardless, I still like this era of video technology.
I do not turn my nose up at OSD models, or those which contain LED-readout electronic tuners.
The RCA colortraks with OSD and on screen clock, for instance, are actually quite desirable to me.

Jon A. 05-05-2014 12:25 AM

Hm, I'm not familiar with any RCAs like that from the early-mid 80s. Wait a sec... I do recall watching Chad Hauris' video of his 1983 ColorTrak 2000 Digital Command, that's quite nice. Anyways, I thought you once said that your favorite era of TV technology is from just before OSD became common, but if that was you I guess I misinterpreted that.

tvcollector 05-05-2014 12:49 AM

I've got alot of 80's sets in storage, that I have on Craigslist for $5 a set, and that's to prevent the metal scrappers from coming to pick them up, or else I would just give them away.. Ad has been up for two weeks and have not gotten one person of interest.. They are taking up space and would like to get rid of them to free up space for older stuff..

zenith2134 05-05-2014 09:27 AM

Hi, I never said that 80s sets were my favorite; just that they have their place. I do prefer the 70s stuff over these, but they rarely turn up anymore.
TVcollector, I doubt I could justify a drive to FL to pick them up..thanks for the offer though!

john f 05-05-2014 09:37 AM

I've got an 84 samsung 13inch sitting here collecting dust. It was a curb find. Works after replacing a P/S cap, but could probably stand to have the rest of the P/S caps replaced. Yours if you want it.

Kevin Kuehn 05-05-2014 05:35 PM

ANTIQUE TV '83 - $5 (Shakopee)
 
There is still some around here. Kind of an unusual cabinet, I like it.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/da...455310913.html

Jon A. 05-05-2014 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin Kuehn (Post 3103137)
There is still some around here. Kind of an unusual cabinet, I like it.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/da...455310913.html

That's a nice one. I'd certainly go for a local example. I wonder what make it is.

Kevin Kuehn 05-05-2014 05:39 PM

The funny thing is they say in the ad they want more than $5. I think I'd take five and call it a good day.

Electronic M 05-05-2014 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by zenith2134 (Post 3103099)
Hi, I never said that 80s sets were my favorite; just that they have their place. I do prefer the 70s stuff over these, but they rarely turn up anymore.
TVcollector, I doubt I could justify a drive to FL to pick them up..thanks for the offer though!

If you were local I'd offer you a 1977 19" Quasar I saved back before I could find tube sets.

zenith2134 05-05-2014 09:57 PM

The TV in the unusual cabinet in Minneapolis looks to be a Sanyo/Sears.
Thanks for the offer Electronic M.
John F, I had a Samsung just like that. I usually go for Japan/USA sets

bgadow 05-05-2014 10:01 PM

Still waiting for somebody to come haul away my 80 Space Command 19" & 83 +/- Teknika 13" remote set. That person also gets a GE 'AB' that I keep forgetting about. (plus some tube/hybrid era stuff)

zenith2134 05-05-2014 10:31 PM

That is quite an offer, Mr. Gadow. I'll never forget, when I first joined Audiokarma(before there was a separate Videokarma), I was looking for help on an Admiral 12" b/w and you sent me the Sams free of charge!:tresbon:
It would be a 4 hour drive but I'm tempted.
Growing up, my aunt and uncle had a 1980 space command Zenith which I loved to watch when visiting. One day I went into their house and it was gone..replaced by a Thomson-era RCA black box. I asked where the old TV went, and they said that they threw it out.. I said 'it could have been repaired!' And my uncle said, "it was no good anymore.." Haha. I think it was dead on powerup. That same house, far out in L.I., suffered two lightning strikes, one of which rendered a 1980s Sharp Linytron dead too. Bet the same thing happened in this case.
Anyway, I keep perusing Craig's and eBay for local 70s-80s solid state TVs but it is rare to find something older than the early 90s

Robb 05-06-2014 04:27 PM

I have this for sale

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronics/c...ationFlag=true


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