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 New Kid that collects older TVs and im thirteen!!!
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:32:53 PM on 5 March 2012.
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 Location: East Maitland, NSW
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Hey my fellow Aussie TV Collectors Smile I am 13 and my name is Nathan, I collect Older sets particularly 1950s to 1990s sets, so whats up?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:34:19 PM on 5 March 2012.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Hi Nathan,

Welcome to the site. You'd definitely be the youngest guy I've heard of who collects TVs of that -- or any -- era!

Are you interested in the electronics, too, or just the sets as objects?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:11:47 PM on 5 March 2012.
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I thought I started young at the age of 17 when I bought my first radio. It's good to see that statistic broken! Welcome to the forums TelevisionGuy.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:59:36 PM on 6 March 2012.
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 Location: East Maitland, NSW
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Thanks dude, I also play guitar as well, I own a few strats and a marshall amplifier


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:51:11 PM on 6 March 2012.
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 Location: East Maitland, NSW
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BTW I am interested in the electronics as I dismantle older TVs and fix them


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:13:19 PM on 6 March 2012.
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As long as you keep in mind the high voltages inside these beasts you'll be right. EHT and fingers don't mix. I only wish I had to room for a telly or two. I'd seek out the biggest and gruffest AWA set I could find and have it as the pride of the fleet.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:54:22 PM on 6 March 2012.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Ditto on Brad's comment about high voltages, and also be careful to avoid a CRT implosion.

Here are some good tips on safe working:

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/entertainment-center-tvs-stereos-vcrs-dvds-8-track-tape-players/309110-safety-guidelines-when-attempting-repair-your-own-tv.html.

Those of us who work safe are still here to talk about it. The others are 6 feet under.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 4:05:07 PM on 8 March 2012.
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 Location: East Maitland, NSW
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The older televisions are very nice, I just wish I could build in a set top box in them, so you can use the knob to change channel


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 11:31:27 AM on 17 March 2012.
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 Location: Daylesford, VIC
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In an ideal world that would be simple, but I'll bet it's not! We have to sift through a menu that resembles a television quiz show to save the manufacturer a few dollars on switches. If you had money to burn, you could have three or four set top boxes running modulators set to different channel frequencies, and the TV wouldn't need any modification. You'd select the channels using the knob, as many as you could afford!


 
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