Old big-screen TV -- What to do with the dang thing?

My big-screen TV is 18 years-old and is forcing me to buy a bigger house. What can I do with it? It works but the picture is just plain bad. I hate to trash it because the wood structure looks so much nicer than its reception. Aquarium? No, I don't care to clean the tank. Bookshelf? No, I don't need that. Gun cabinet? Nah. Anybody have an interesting idea or know where to direct me for creative advice? This dinosaur is huge but looks great when closed. Thanks, RebelwoaCloo.

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Giant Ant Farm? If you dont like ants try Moles, Snakes, Turtles or any other burrowing animal?
take it apart and sell components
i'm thinking pc case mod or one of the ambient lighting things multi touch hacks are nice or stuff a laser cutter and/or cnc mill inside it what kind of tv is it? crt? rear projector? lcd? plasma?
It looks like an old DLP TV. I saw one of these on the side of the road with the front smashed out. Had 3 color projectors on the bottom (Id assume theres some mirrors in it) For Red, Green, And blue. They say that if you look at them on full power, you could go blind. i'm sure you could make something nice out of those. :)
Use it to house a replica Rotary Engine,
AIMEERS8 years ago
My husband took the screen (plastic) out of ours and cut it up to replace some basement storm windows. (It was a lot cheaper then plexiglass). We didn't know what to do with the rest so sorry to say it went in the trash :(
I still have most of my old 17" flat screen monitor that stopped working, mainly for the plastic and the metal shielding around the screen. One of these days I will test it to see if it is adaptable to lower resolution output.
Doctor What9 years ago
Howabout a big-(censored) laser? giant fresnel lens deathray

Haha, I used to use my old fresnel on ants =]

I was such a nerdy little science kid, I didn't even bother with a magnifying glass. =]
RebelwoaCloo (author) 9 years ago
Thanks for all of the great advice! The TV is a Magnavox 52" rear projector(?), almost 5 feet high and 9,000 lbs. I like the idea of donating to a care center (thanks, caitlinsdad) where it might be used and I won't have to toss the electronics. If not, it'll be a lighted shelf/organizer. I wonder what everybody else did with their old monoliths (aside from using them for game-playing). Thanks!
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