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A picture of our 80's TV!


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#1 RickR

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:16 PM

In cleaning up my parents' house, I've got the unenviable task of looking through their thousands of photographs and deciding what to keep.  It's exhausting.  Then, out of nowhere, comes this gem.  It's a picture of my mom and dad all gussied up...but off to the right of the frame, it's our old TV setup!  I went ahead and cropped it to the good stuff. 

 

Please note it's a console TV.  And what's on at that moment?  Star Trek!  Check out that VCR.  I don't know why or how, but my normally cheap father sprung for one of the smallest VCR's available.  It was an RCA, and it lasted forever.  We didn't normally get to play Atari on this TV (the dreaded fear of harming that valuable TV), but once in a while, when I was sick, I did, and it was AWESOME.

 

 

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#2 StormSurge

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 08:47 AM

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#3 kamakazi20012

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:00 AM

Too bad they don't make TVs like that anymore.  Those where the best TVs in my opinion.



#4 BlackCatz40

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

That's mint. I love that retro VCR and the TV. It brings back memories. :)



#5 LeeJ07

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

I bet you could identify that episode based on Spock's position alone.
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#6 RickR

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

I couldn't find any pictures of our Atari 2600 set up from the glory days...but here is the room in the basement it resided in (all cleaned up). 

 

In that back right corner, there was a two-tiered, wheeled TV stand.  19" Sampo color TV on top shelf, Atari on the bottom.  There was a bookcase on that right wall that housed all the boxes from the games (sadly, those got thrown out years ago).  The floor had a grey area rug. 

 

 

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#7 Clint Thompson

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:04 AM

Thanks for sharing your memories Rick. I've finally had a chance to come back around these parts and try and catch up with some things and found this thread =) the first pic gave me the warm fuzzies. That's a really nice looking VCR... do you remember the brand? 


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#8 RickR

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:47 AM

Zenith I think, or maybe RCA. I still have it I think. In my attic.
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#9 RickR

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:50 AM

And welcome back!
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