Oh...and as part of an update, my game room has been gifted this:
Sad story surrounding this TV. We had a friend in the apartments we live in who lived above us. Confined to a wheelchair he would sometimes pop in randomly just to say, "Hi" I use to try to call his bluff when he would talk about his original 360 having a prototype processor and nVidia graphics, yada yada yada. He was a huge Halo fan as well. He had a Day One XBOX One where he showed me the Halo game he had for it and it was nice. Kind of made me put an XBOX One on my wish list of out of reach consoles.
Shortly before Christmas 2015 he stopped by to wish us a Merry Christmas. A few days later I looked outside our window one morning and discovered a first responder, an ambulance pulling in lights on and no siren, and local law enforcement. An hour later I was informed of our friend's passing. He was only 28 years old. I stepped outside our door to go check the mail and the medical examiner was wheeling him by. Not something you can forget no matter how hard you try.
The TV in the picture was his. When his family cleaned out his apartment they put some of his belongings on a table in our apartment's commons area called the "Give-a-way table". I kept looking for anything gaming related but, sigh, no XBOX stuff at all. This TV appeared of which I picked it up and carried it to our apartment. If I sound greedy then you better believe it. I wanted something of his to remember him by.
I had to repair the VCR portion because kids seem to think VCRs get hungry. I found toy plastic forks, spoons, and knives, and a key chain. I also found a single penny. It's amazing what can be shoved inside a VCR. I also dusted the insides and cleaned up the video and audio heads. It's fully functional again. The only thing I need is the original remote to access the color adjustments as those can not be reached by other means...not even using universal remotes has worked.
So, thanks to Brian "Robomaster724" for the TV. You are missed, bro. RIP.