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Can I have permission to get rid of my TV? Answered

+ It's analog, with a 13" (no, really, 13 inches diagonally) screen. + I haven't plugged it in since I moved a year ago: I rely on Hulu and Netflix on my (bigger-screened) iMac. + If I really wanted to watch broadcast TV in the future, I could get a TV-tuner-thingo for the iMac (for perhaps not too much more than the cost of a digital-to-analog converter). + My apartment is sub-dinky, and I need to get rid of anything extraneous. + The thrift store down the street is actually taking donations of crt-based analog TV's for free (i.e., no disposal charge). So, what's stopping me? ...I'm not sure: - Some nagging fear that I'm forgetting some vitally important function that only a 1996-model Toshiba Shrimpscreen can perform? - Or maybe just a perception that it'd be Un-American not to have a TV set somewhere in the house? I think I just need someone to say "Oh, fer the love of Pete - just give the darned thing the old heave-ho already" - anyone out there willing to oblige?

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Kiteman

Best Answer 9 years ago

Oh, fer the love of Pete - just give the darned thing the old heave-ho already!

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GorframKiteman

Answer 9 years ago

Thanks, Kiteman - just what I needed!

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luch

9 years ago

I would give it to your local thrift store . . . OR you can take a baseball bat to it! and then toss it.

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Gorframluch

Answer 9 years ago

Er, Luch, you did see the part about where it contains a CRT tube, the kind that will explosively implode in a shower of glass shards and lead and phosphorous dust if subjected to a sufficiently forceful impact?

(wink) Or did you mean to suggest that I make my first Instructable "How to Wildly and Astonishingly Unsafely Disassemble a CRT-Tube Monitor or TV Set"?

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luchGorfram

Answer 9 years ago

Naw, I didn't realize that.

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Gorframluch

Answer 9 years ago

Ooops! (wink => wince)
I'd assumed you had seen that, and were pulling my leg about it, which led me into doing some leg-pulling myself, which must have sounded awfully rude and high-handed from your not-having-seen-it, non-leg-pulling, point of view.

My sincere apologies for whatever offense I caused.

- Gorfram, who must someday learn that not everyone in the world behaves like her big brother used to.

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luchGorfram

Answer 9 years ago

No offense taken. I actually learned about the dangers of a CRT tube TV from your comment; if you had not told me about this I wouldn't have known and I could have gotten my self into some trouble. Thank you. :)

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Gorframluch

Answer 9 years ago

(...whew!) Thanks. :)

(And, while I'm being educational, CRT computer monitors all contain those same potentially dangerous Cathode Ray Tubes - that's why they have all that big wonky stuff sticking out in back, containing and protecting the tube.)
(But I'm sure you'd already figured that out. :)

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landmanhall

9 years ago

Let it go. I bet the picture is better on the imac anyway. Give the 13" to someone who needs it.

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Gorframlandmanhall

Answer 9 years ago

Yup, much better picture quality on the iMac. Thanks to all for your answers - the old Shrimpscreen is on its way out the door.

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11010010110

9 years ago

test if it works suggest it to someone who needs it - in the forums of this site for example

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iPodGuy

9 years ago

Recycle it.