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What is the oldest tv you still use?

(December 2018)

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Stuart Recently warned West Country (West) Spotlight
The oldest TV have in use is a Bush 24" 16:9 CRT in my bedroom. It's from 2005.

It shouldn't really still be there, as I upgraded to a 46" 4K Toshiba TV for the lounge a year ago, so moved the previous 42" flat screen TV (from 2011) upstairs.

However, because of my inherent bone-idleness, it is still gathering dust in the spare room and has failed to make it across the landing to my bedroom. Shocked

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AidanLunn Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The oldest one I'm using is a 1959 Ekco TC346 (restoration story here: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=137565)

The oldest one I own (unrestored) is a 1956 Pye CTM17T.
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MiniMort Central (West) Midlands Today
The oldest telly I own is a 1978 Sinclair MTV1 micro TV. It was originally bought by my great grandad and was handed down the family. I got it one Christmas about a decade ago when I was a kid. Still works of course.

Very close, I also own a Ferguson 3848 and a Sony 110, both black and white 12” portables from the late 70s.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
The oldest telly I own is a 1978 Sinclair MTV1 micro TV. It was originally bought by my great grandad and was handed down the family. I got it one Christmas about a decade ago when I was a kid. Still works of course.

Very close, I also own a Ferguson 3848 and a Sony 110, both black and white 12” portables from the late 70s.


I had a 1978ish Sanyo telly that I bought in 1982 in a junk shop for my student bedsit. Cost me 25 quid which was a fortune back then. It was marked as having faulty sound, I asked to have it powered up. Because the volume control was incorporated with power switch, all that had happened was the carbon track had worn away. I handed over the dosh, popped into Maplins ( yes, they had just started opening stores back then) and bought a replacement control. Fitted and good as new. Lasted until 2012, the line output transformer blew up a week before DSO, it obviously knew what was ahead. However, I traded it in for 50 quid on a scrapage scheme on a new telly !
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Riaz
A few years ago I picked up a 1970s Decca Colour in a big wooden case with knobs and buttons on the front of it from a house of an old person that was being cleared out. I powered it up and it worked perfectly so it may have been recently used although there was no sign of any other video equipment to go with it unless it had been taken away.

The inside was all solid state apart from the CRT.

It made me wonder whether any of today's flat panels will still be working in 40 years time...

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