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Old 06-10-2010, 12:02 PM
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Phil is probably right. He likely gets rid of them pretty easily. I first saw that ad a week ago... I'm kinda surprised he still has it.

People pay a lot of money to have "vintage looking" stuff. Look at some of those new kitchen appliances they have on the market... the look like something right out of Donna Reed's or June Cleaver's kitchen! And they're freaking expensive!

I, too, am surprised he's got a nice looking fit of the CRT. Would be curious to see how it looks from the other side.

One of our members, SoutherGuy, has a GE roundie with a modern set in it. Here's the thread... http://www.videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=47388 ... however the photo in the thread is long gone.... but i have it here. Not too shabby.
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What bothers me the most is that he does this regularly to tvs and radios. Geez...what a fool.
Well, he ain't gettin' none o' mine to do it to!
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:02 PM
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GRRRRRRRRRRR! Thats all I'm gonna say!
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There are companies out there that do that exact thing. Harry Poster will retrofit any cabinet will a color tv insert.

There was also someone selling predicta look-a-likes that were actually color tv tubes instead of the b & w. Harry poster will rent those as props in movies and tv shows. I guess there might be a limited market for such a thing. Unless the retro thing really takes off, then there could be a big demand for them.
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Well, I guess if all you have is a cabinet to start out with or a chassis that's not feasible to repair sticking a modern chassis in there is better than a fish tank.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:49 PM
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BPC, WPC,

So what do we call those Prison cell sets, CPC?
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:30 AM
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For the record, I'm a long-time opponent of fishtanking and "upgrades" like this. But I do understand why some non-collectors would like this set. If the TV involved doesn't have great value and the alternative is fishtanking or the landfill, it does no great harm. I regularly see humdrum 1950s TVs on craigslist that nobody (including me) is interested in rescuing -- even if they were free.

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Old 06-11-2010, 11:15 AM
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Are they still marketing that repro color 'GasPump' Predicta? With its big fat square-cornered CRT. A slap in the face to the original Philco classic
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:23 PM
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BPC, WPC,

So what do we call those Prison cell sets, CPC?
I suppose we should. I had no idea they were worth so much. http://cgi.ebay.com/DOC-13-B-W-Telev...-/330441951473 My color CPC must be worth a fortune

P.S. I had thought BPC = Basic Piece of Crap until a few days ago.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:45 PM
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Wonder what the transparent green sets go for. Have one of those at the house
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:41 PM
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The Salvation Army had a bunch of the clear and the green sets a few months ago, I think they were asking $40 or so for them.
They were pretty scruffy looking though.

They aren't near as rare as eBay sellers seem to think they are.
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