Vintage TVs: A Blast to the Past
Old TVs are like time machines; their mere presence can take you back in time, and many of them still work. There are a lot of them available from a lot of different years and you have quite a few different styles and sizes to choose from. Even though you have a nice flat-screen HDTV, you probably could list a few good reasons why you should buy an old TV on eBay.The main types of old TVs for sale
- Full-size - Most of these TVs are heavy and take up a lot of space. Generally, anything over 15 inches was a full-size TV back then because of the size of the accompanying parts and the TV case.
- Portable - Portables usually start at about 10 inches and can go as small as 2. Some portable televisions have plugs and require an electrical outlet, and others can run on batteries.
- Black and white - Black and white televisions come in all sizes. Most of the older and antique TVs are black and white and still function.
- Color - There are a variety of color televisions to choose from. Most of the newer vintage TVs for sale are in color.
There are a few features that can enhance your viewing experience. Keep these in mind when selecting a used television.
- Remote - If you're interested in having a remote for your old TV, then you're in luck. Many of the old TVs for sale come with functioning remote controls, but may not include batteries.
- Stereo - Some vintage TVs, especially antique TVs, don't have stereo sound; they use mono.
- Radio - Some of the smaller portable televisions come with radios, making them dual-purpose. Radios may also come with some of the antique TVs for sale.
There are many recognizable brands that made TVs back in the day, and many still produce electronics today.
- Sony - Many of the Sony models are mid-sized to tiny. They specialized in making handheld televisions back in the 1980s. You can also find mid-sized gaming televisions from the past that function to this day.
- Zenith - Full-size Zenith televisions are available, some with screens measuring over 27 inches. You'll also be able to choose from many models in the 12- to 19-inch range and even some under 6 inches.
- RCA - This classic television maker made everything from 2-inch pocket televisions to full-size floor units that take two adults to move.