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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Jon, May 19, 2013.

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  1. Jon

    Jon Guest

  2. My buddy doesn't have cable where he lives so I got him this antenna:
    You mean a CRT TV.

    Problem... It won't work.

    Analog broadcasts have all-but disappeared. He needs a converter.

    Quite conveniently, I have an unused Zenith DT-990 I'd be happy to sell.
  3. John-Del

    John-Del Guest

    Some CRT TVs did include ATSC tuners. OP's buddy may have such a TV
  4. Phoena

    Phoena Guest

    Don't hook it up to the T.V.

    It will be more useful if you throw the antenna through the CRT.

    Hearing the CRT break and watching it fall to the floor in pieces is way
    more funny than any 'comedy' on CBS/NBC.
  5. Phoena

    Phoena Guest

    They haven't sold CRT TVs with ATSC tuners in a few years. Given the
    build quality of such Chinese trash, I wouldn't be surprised if it was
    already on it's way to the trash, where it belongs.
  6. Phoena

    Phoena Guest

    Why buy it. Watching snow and listening to static is much more
    entertaining that the Zionist propaganda trash that passes for
    "television programming."
  7. Phoena

    Phoena Guest

    Or it might run down the cable and into the TV, thus shorting the fucker
    out and therefore liberating oneself from Zionist brainwashing.
  8. Guest

    I've had limited succcess with HDTV antenae. My uncle apparently replaced
    his roof antena with some amplifier he got from Radio Shack. I get different
    stations in different parts of the house. But I agree, tv is largely
    worthless, so paying for cable is a waste.

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  9. I once lost a modem due to a fairly close lightning strike. I remember
    how loud the boom was, and then my modem (an internal 28.8 or maybe 36.6)
    still worked but was really slow. Wait, I had the modem going through a
    power bar (actually a metal box, that old or good), it having two phone
    jacks with some sort of MOV or whatever in case of lightning. And the
    MOVs or whatever in the powerbar shorted out. Once I realized that, the
    modem kind of worked, but was sluggish, like something had gone but enough
    signal got through to allow some operation, albeit with a lot of resends.

    I never replaced that powerbar, I just took the risk of losing another
    modem. But it surely makes a case for that extra protection.

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