Pickles by Brian Crane for July 21, 2011

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    Llewellenbruce  over 12 years ago

    Wasn’t Zenith the last TV company to quit makingtheir televisions in the USA?

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    kreole  over 12 years ago

    My old Zenith was the best TV i ever had. What Earl’s daughter hasn’t found out yet, it’s the content of the show that you’re looking at that trumps….such as the black and white, “Casablanca” which is viewed the same on a new HD flat screen as it is an old Zenith TV. in fact, I’d rather watch Casablanca on an old Zenith…..with a curved glass picture tube…..now, that’s class!

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    jnik23260  over 12 years ago

    What I watch isn’t worth looking at on HD., so my old RCA does just fine.

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    BigSlurpy  over 12 years ago

    I sure do miss the good ole days. Everything was so much more like it used to be.

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    gjsjr41  over 12 years ago

    Careful Opal, you’re no spring chicken yourself.

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    Elaine Rosco Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Earl face it…your just a cheapskate!

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    GROG Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Back off, Opal. I’ve still 4-tracks at home and automobile and prefer them to all of today’s available options. Love my vinyl too. Can’t stand widescreen movies & TV either.

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    hariseldon59  over 12 years ago

    I threw out my 8-track player and tapes as well as my Polaroid camera years ago. I do however still have an old beta-format VCR.

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    thirdguy  over 12 years ago

    Opal, when Earl said he had an affinity for obsolete old things,He was talking about YOU!

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    jtviper7  over 12 years ago

    The old Zenith had a screen like this (_)…

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    orinoco womble  over 12 years ago

    These days the gadgets aren’t expected to outlive their warrantees. Mine do. My cellphone was an older model when I bought it new, and that was 6 years ago. My provider calls me every few months to offer me a new one if I agree to a contract instead of a card; I refuse, they yell at me (literally) and I tell them to back off or I’ll change companies. I just discovered that Zen doesn’t even make my Mp3 anymore; I have 2 and they’re still going strong after 4 years.I change things when they break, not when someone tells me I “need” a new one.

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    TexTech  over 12 years ago

    Kreole touched on the heart of the matter and that is content. With the junk on TV today, what difference does it make if I do not watch it on a wide-screen high def television or I do not watch it on a 20 year old CRT model.

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    Number Three  over 12 years ago

    LOL, Good one Opal!


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    elysummers  over 12 years ago

    Yes Zenith was last to go. Made in St. Louis. :(

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    mysticturner  over 12 years ago

    Definition of HDTV – TV that shows bad programming in such great detail and fabulous color that you are constantly amazed by it even though the programs get worse by the day.

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    JanLC  over 12 years ago

    VHS and audio tapes deteriorate over time. I have old VHS movies that I can’t watch anymore because the tape has stretched or they got magnetized somehow. DVD’s aren’t subject to such deterioration and thank God I copied most of my old movies onto DVD before they got so bad.

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    firedome  over 12 years ago

    speaking of obsolete, i have some reel to reel tapes in my collection and they play just fine on my teac reel deck…

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    firedome  over 12 years ago

    @llewellenbruce: actually that honor goes to GTE Sylvania, who closed the doors to their last us factory sometime in the 90’s. zenith went to the far east a couple of years earlier than that.

    “Zenith: The quality goes in before the name goes on!”

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    andymeijers  over 12 years ago

    Throwing out working equipment is a sin. I’ll buy a flat-screen when these old TVs die, but Trinitrons last a LONG time, so it may be awhile.

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    Purple Me  over 12 years ago

    I had an RCA VCR that I dropped off the TV repeatedly, and it kept on functioning, . althrough, I thik the outdoor spiders, rats, pests, and mold storage my parents put it through killed it… gosh, that was a wonderful device! 1995-2007. It would automatically fast forward those annoying commercials!

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    Jean_1960  over 12 years ago

    We still have a turntable.

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    nbuonomo  over 12 years ago

    Hahaha! Earl is an obsolete old thing!

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