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Weight of 32" to 35" flat screen CRT tv's?

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  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    I'm looking at buying a flat screen CRT type TV used on Craig's list. You
    can get new ones for a couple hundred bucks, now that everyone's flocking to
    flat panels. One listing
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/ele/281025797.html claims the 32"
    Trinitron Wega weighs "nearly 500 lbs". While I find this hard to believe,
    it makes picking up/carrying such a set up the 2 flights of stairs out of
    the question. Are these sets REALLY that heavy???

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  2. A friend just bought one. It took two men to deliver it to his home.


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  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    I'm not sure about 500 lbs, but they are extremely heavy. I lifted one
    side of a 32" Trinitron once and would estimate the set weighs close to
    300 lbs. I certainly wouldn't have wanted to carry it very far.
     
  4. bz

    bz Guest

    You figure out how thick the glass needs to be on a tube that big,
    considering that there is 15 pounds pressing on every square inch of the
    tube.

    Then figure out how much a piece of glass that thick is going weigh when it
    is as big as the bell and neck of the CRT.

    For the faceplate, I think you will want a large safety factor, in case
    someone hits the glass, plus a safety shield in front of that, so don't
    forget to add that weight.

    Don't forget the weight of the case and electronics, even though those are
    small compared with the CRT itself.

    Yeah, the sets are 'really that heavy', but with the right tools and plenty
    of muscles, people do put them in upstairs rooms.





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  5. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    Not just the glass, Trinitron tubes also have a very heavy Invar frame
    to support the aperature grill. The dead 27" tube I dissected had a
    frame made of nearly 1" square metal bars.
     
  6. JANA

    JANA Guest

    The typical weight for a Sony 32 inch flat screen CRT TV boxed can be about
    170 to 220 lbs, depending on the model.

    Why would you want such a monster anyways?



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  7. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    Well I don't personally need one since I already have a bigger TV, but I
    can certainly see why someone would want one. The picture is phenomenal
    on a nicely adjusted one, maybe not as sharp as a plasma, but a whole
    lot cheaper. I'm still a fan of CRT projection myself, but then all I
    use my TV for is watching movies.
     
  8. UCLAN

    UCLAN Guest

    The new 36" WEGA CRT monitor is just over 200 pounds unboxed. Older
    models might be a tad heavier. Gorgeous picture for about $800.
     
  9. Rob Mills

    Rob Mills Guest

    I have one in my living room, don't know about 500 but am sure it's 400 or
    so. Maybe they are talking about shipping weight. RM~

    PS, Have had it over 5 years and haven't had to do anything to it other than
    adjust volume and channel.
     
  10. The CRT models may last 20 or 30 years. How long will the plasma/LED etc
    models last?


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  11. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    I owned a 32" Mitsubishi back in 1999 and was able to lift it off the
    floor partially. My best guess it weighed 250lbs.
     
  12. You should check Sony specs for the model. I can tell you this, last
    year before I bought my Sony 46" Bravia, my main TV which was an older
    heavy duty NAD 26" monitor started to get flaky. So I moved it to the
    bedroom and we bought a cheap used Toshiba 35" from a moving sale. That
    TV did feel like 500LBs! I rented a furniture dolly to move it from the
    car to the lanai and then enlisted a neighbor to help me lift it onto
    the stand in the house. After getting the new set, we moved it again,
    enlsiting another neighbor to help us lower it to the floor onto a piece
    of carpet. My son, wife and I then slid it on the floorand lifted onto
    the stand in the bedroom and it was unbearably heavy. Unless you are
    getting a real baragain, I would suggest looking at the deals for LCD
    and plazma TV's. I really don't know what I am going to do to get this
    old beast out of the house when I replace it. I am not going to further
    burden my neighbors with this!
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    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

    "Follow The Money" ;-P
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Guest


    To watch until my 72" DLP arrives.

    duh...
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Guest


    That's too bad, I was just going to ask for their PHONE NUMBERS!!! ;-)

    I did look on the Sony site (thought of it right after I posted, naturally
    ;-\ ). They list their 36" FD Trinitron® WEGA® Digital TVKD-36FS170 as
    weighing 216#s. Doesn't say though if this is shipping weight, though I'm
    guessing the packing wouldn't add more than 20#s, if that. So the mothers
    ARE heavy, and older examples probably even more so. I actually DID have a
    larger TV, a Samsung LN-S4695D 46" LCD television, which I returned recently
    due to dissatisfaction with the picture (cloudiness & poor shadow detail,
    which I posted about here earlier). At this point, I'm waiting until 1080p
    plasmas become more prevalent/CHEAPER. Would love to get this award-winning
    50" Pioneer plasma,
    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069731_290043890,00.html
    but at 8 grand, my wife'd kill me ;-) I thought a cheap used flat screen of
    decent size would be a good stop-gab that we could move to the bedroom or
    elsewhere later on. Having a helluva time going back to my 18 year old 25"
    sharp!!!

    Thanks for the replies.

    Dan
     
  15. I bought a Sony 46S2010 720P LCD for christmas. Others have complained
    about cloudiness but I see none. I did have to return the first one I
    got because a row of pixels went out. I think that first set had been
    dropped by the CC warehouse because the box was slightly damaged and the
    styrofoam cushions were cracked up. I have wall mounted the set and am
    pleased. It is much lighter at 66lbs then the Toshiba 35" CRT.
    --
    Joe Leikhim K4SAT
    "The RFI-EMI-GUY"©

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

    "Follow The Money" ;-P
     
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