Four out of five trash boxes are…

TCL televisions. 55″ the most common.

I’ve heard good things about the TCL brand. I only know one person who has one though. Maybe that says more about me being a TV snob than knowing the value of a dollar?

I grew up with a dad who was a media enthusiast. We had several televisions in the house. Lots of record players and a Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder that I was told never to use. Bad daughter that I was, I did use the tape recorder. I inherited all the reels (which, as you might imagine being 1960s vintage, are brittle.) I have the reel-to-reel player too. Just haven’t gotten around to seeing if the tapes can be remastered or saved. Anyone know?

I think my first big girl TV was a Sony, then the default best brand. Expensive for a Vineyard worker bee earning very little money. At one point I bought several Sharp TVs when they came out with a flat screen. They were stupid expensive to the point I wondered why I bought them. I pawned off the giant tube tv the Sharp replaced on an unsuspecting soul. It weighed a ton. I still have one of those Sharp TVs, probably 15+ years old now but it keeps on ticking. No sense in replacing it.

The default brand for us now is Samsung. The price is right. The quality decent enough for me. Once the new family room is built it will get a big flat screen. Probably in the 50″+ range. Not there yet to start choosing the brand.

Happy September 1! Rainy in my neck of the woods. Good day for bill paying and reading and not much else.

12 thoughts on “Four out of five trash boxes are…

  1. I have two Samsung 4K TVs, and one Sony 4K. No problems with any of them, and great pictures on all.

  2. From Wikipedia:
    “TCL Technology is a Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province. Wikipedia”

    Thought you would want to know! Very hard to find anything that is not partly sourced from China.

  3. Many years ago I had reel-to-reel tapes from the late 1970s transferred to CDs at a place in Fairfield, CT. I think the owner’s name was Tod, and the website is vinim.com. Wasn’t expensive and did a nice job. I could have the wrong place…. He worked at his studio in his house. I also had vhs tapes transferred to DVDs as well.
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    1. Thanks. I’m really looking forward to someday having the tapes and reel player back up and running. My dad was a huge jazz collector.

  4. I also had an LP of my mother calling into a radio station in New Haven in the early 1950s turned into an .MP3 file, whatever that is…. Technology is amazing these days…

    1. Oh my. How very special. Who was smart enough to get an LP of your mother on the radio?? I mean, that in itself is extraordinary. That the family kept the LP intact all those years such that when you became the bearer of it you made it into an MP3 file, I have no words. Beautiful. Thanks for telling us.

      I didn’t record anything my mother said because it was most often “you’re wearing those shoes with that dress?” or “go comb your hair before we go out”. 😂😂

      1. My mother called into a radio station back in 1947 to be interviewed for some reason. I guess the radio station had recorded it on an LP and my mother kept it for years. When I found it, I had it transferred to a .MP3 file and gave copies to my sisters. When we were growing up, every Thanksgiving, my grandfather would set up the reel-to-reel and record our Thanksgiving dinner conversation. Years later I found about 10 reel-to-reel tapes and had them transferred to CDs and gave copies to my sisters. It was wonderful to hear my father’s, grandparents’ and mother’s voice after they died.

        I recorded my grandfather and I speaking on a mini-cassette recorder when he was in a nursing home, but listened to my voice, and was so horrified at the sound of it, I tossed the tapes. Big mistake. He talked about where he lived in Pound Ridge, his history, his family, WWI in France, etc. Wish I had kept them…..

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