How Old Is Your TV?

Canada
August 11, 2009 2:16am CST
My Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa went in and bought me a 14 inch TV for Christmas in 1993, and I still have it. Unfortunately, it's now on life support. My husband and I are taking turns whacking it, to get the picture to come in clearly. i really like my TV, and it would be nice if it would fix itself, or get better, or something, because it was a gift from some super wonderful people. Sadly, it looks like we may need to get a new one, one of these days. So, how old is your TV?
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
Hello danishcanadian, The oldest that I have at home right now was bought like 3 or 4 years ago. I bought it when I moved out from my sister's house after getting married. The first TV that I bought with my own money was a 29-inches Sony TV which is still functioning well and with my brother right now. I bought it in 1997.
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@erikmama (12934)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I just got a new tv about a month ago. It is really nice . It is a Polaroid 32"flat screen. Once you've had one, tv will never look the same without a Polaroid. before that, my tv was about 12 years old, and still worked great!!
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@olepmis (843)
• Philippines
13 Aug 09
The tv I am using is 6years old and functioning perfectly. You better changed your tv it is already 16 years and dont be too sentimental.:-)
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Presently i have 3 of the 12" or 15" tv's. One im not even using. Two have the same remote because someone stole one. I bought the 2 from some friends who needed money. But the one i had before i still have and its about 15 yrs. old. It works fine the picture is real good. But sometimes when you first turn it on it does this thing where the picture is all scrambled for awhile and buzzes. Its really weird coz its on some of the channels for a little while. At first i thought it was the cable but then i figured out it was the tv. It was just a simple sears tv. My plan was to buy a flat tv but then my friends needed some money. So by the time i get ready to buy the flat tv they should be pretty low cost.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Aug 09
The TV we have now is around six years old and it replaced a set I had from around 1983! It was really old and the picture was very faded, it didn’t have a remote control and even the sound was going on it. I loved that TV; when I bought it all those years ago it was the result of saving for a really long time; no such things as a credit card for me back then! We had to replace it when the sound disappeared altogether and it broke my heart, it really did!
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
13 Aug 09
Television - My old one used to be more than ten years old and it was sold a few years ago.
Hello friend. My old one was bought in 1989 and it was sold two years ago because it was out of use. I am glad that it was sold to the recycler. We bought our new one in 2003 when we moved into the new house and it is in good condition. It is a 29-inch color TV set. We are thinking of buying a smaller and a thinner TV set. Take care.
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Our oldest television is about 13-years-old. I bought this one before I was even married. We only use it for playing video games on, and it still works like new. We're talking about buying a plasma later on, but that's something that's going to have to wait.
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@haiershen (1084)
• China
26 Aug 09
there is only one tv in our house, it is placed in my partents bedroom, nearly more than eight years old, we always sitting together with my partent in the bed of our partent to saw programs during our studying periods,this is one of the ways to get news and others. good luck and have a nice day.
• India
23 Aug 09
my tv is 5 years old..we are intending to buy a new tv when it stops working..i think i love my tv..i can't live without it
• United States
15 Aug 09
My current TV is less than a year old. The one I had before that was 10 years old and the picture kept getting more and more narrow. But, the TV that I had prior to that lasted me over 20 years. Things just aren't made the way they used to be made....
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
15 Aug 09
My living room tv (20") is about 5 years old. I got it just after i moved home in 2005. Before that I used my littke 13" tv and i still have it - it was my grandma's before she passed on. Its about 15 years old now. I use it down in the basement with the VCR on hot days. I got a 27" one a month or so ago from freecycle for the bedroom - intending it to go to my sister when she moves out of my parents place. I dont know how old it is but it has a flicker issue if you move in the bedroom like step to heavy the tv flickers.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 Aug 09
Our TV is only about 4 years old but the one that we had before that was about 12 years old I think when we sold it at a garage sale! We had to turn it on a while before we wanted to watch something so that the colours would come onto the screen. Even then you had to hit it sometimes...lol When I was a child, my parents had this black and white TV when everyone else had colour. It was really embarrasing when my friends came over! The pictures were all distorted so people had short legs and long bodies too...lol. They still have it in their shed!
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
12 Aug 09
My TV is about the age of 10 years. I still use now. in fact already have a little damage, but I have not change with the new. can still be turned on for me will not change with the new.
@ryouga (63)
• United States
12 Aug 09
When I lived with my mother, my television was the oldest in the house. My mother had bought both my brother and I televisions back when I was younger. My brother has since gone through four. Three he broke and one got replaced when he moved. The only reason my TV got replaced is cause my grandmother was buying a new one and I said I'd take her old 27" TV. Both models were well over 5 years old and worked as well as the day they left the factory.
@nrn2003 (670)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I have a TV that is under a year old that is a flatscreen LCD, but I also have a 19" TV with the VCR built into the front that I got for my birthday about seven years ago. It is still in great working condition.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
12 Aug 09
That's a really good question.^_^ The oldest tv that we have in the house would be the same as my age.LOL That's because my parents bought it for me since they wanted me to watch those educational channels like Discovery Channel, National Geographic and Animal Planet. Well, the earliest memory that I have watching on that tv would be The Flintstones and I remember it was during a breaktime when my Mom was helping me with my homework. Its still functional but it never was cable ready. It still had that antenna that could extend at a length Now, we dont connect a cable on it anymore so it just has only one channel. The picture is also not on its great color but its still not on that 'night time' phase(where every scene of the picture would seem to be taken at night time.LOL) I love that tv and I consider it mine. Im a bit possessive with it but I can share it with others as long as they ask for permission.^_^
@derek_a (10902)
12 Aug 09
Our current TV is a Sony Bravia 32 inch and we've had it around 3 years. The TV we have before this was a Sony 26 inch and we had that one for 22 years without problems. We gave it away still in working condition when we got our new one. Sony's a little more expensive than others, but seem to last better. - Derek
• United States
12 Aug 09
Before my husband and I bought our flatscreen, which is under two years old, I had a television set that was given to me from a friend of my mother's and it was a dusty ol' 17 or 19 inch screen and she had had it since her kids were little, so Im betting anywhere from 10-15 years old lol
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
12 Aug 09
My television is about 9 years old. It was a gift from my parents on my birthday.I used to watch TV quite a lot while I was in school, but has not been watching it for the past couple of years. I get all my entertainment from my PC. My mother uses it more than I do . She loves watching soaps.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
12 Aug 09
My TV is 13years this year, it's my first big spending after I got my first job and I was still single back then. It's picture is not as great as it used to be, but it still entertains me up to this date. My kids use it too for their PS2 and other gadgets that need to be attached to a TV. It has survived some repairs, but not major. Its sentimental value to me is so great that I can't even think of replacing it.