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Old 01-01-05, 07:00 AM
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getting sick and tired of silver TVs and other electronics-

what in the HELL is the deal with there being so many silver/gray TVs, stereos, speakers, etc... What happened to black ?

Whats next, gold ?


sorry, i just think it looks tacky- whos with me?
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Hey, at least we aren't all buying Hello Kitty pink TVs and stereo systems.
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I think the reason it at least twofold.
First, some variety. Now with 'new' colors, some people might think they're 'new' things, and get a new one. kinda like people who collected the multiple colors of video game consoles.
Secondly, size and psychology. Because home theater is becoming more of an industry, and many people have multiple units; and TVs are getting bigger and more obvious centers of attention in the room, a silver TV, or a rack of 5 silver components, 'looks' smaller in a room than a big black 60" TV, or a bunch of black components. A three hundred pound big black tv in the corner is going to act like a black hole for people's visual attentio and darken the room, but the silver helps keep it brighter and perhaps not quite so attention getting.
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My entire entertainment center is silver except for my PS2.... darn that Sony!
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decades ago, televisions used to be silver and faux wood grain... so did stereo components. I'm barely old enough to remember the black electronics fad when it started. I'm glad it's going back to silver. Variety is the spice of life and silver electronics, televisions, and stereo components are nothing new. Thankfully, computers are no longer beige.
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Originally Posted by skiblet
what in the HELL is the deal with there being so many silver/gray TVs, stereos, speakers, etc... What happened to black ?

Whats next, gold ?


sorry, i just think it looks tacky- whos with me?
Tacky? Do your entertainment center components double as room decoration accessories?! (y'know, there ARE other cable channels besides HGTV. )

Electronics used to be silver with faux wood. Then they were black. There was a very short time where some were a bronze-tone (to give them a high-end look)... now they're silver again.

If Plasma and LCD TVs are an indicator, we're going back to black.
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My Panasonic stereo receiver from the 60's was brown IIRC.
My Marantz stereo receiver from the 70's was silver and wood grain I believe.

So I guess it could be worse.
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I like my pewter TV, silver home theater system, and platinum Gamecube. They look nice together and don't show the dust as badly as black.
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I was making the same observation at home here, and commented on how the dvd player, vcr and tv are silver, and the dish receiver is black. and how if I was a little more obsessive It would drive me crazy because it doesnt all match.
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I agree. All black is the way I like it. That way, in a dark cabinet, all you really see are the lights on the equipment. Instead, with silver, I can see all the buttons, the decals, and all that crap. I agree: go back to black on everything.
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well the only reason that i really made the comment is because, as i posed recently my TV died, and i went to best buy to look at the new TVs, and they were ALL SILVER. I was like, WTF, where are the black tvs ?


The bigscreen TVs are all black, the medium and flat screen tvs are all silver, what in the name of hoobastank is going on here
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Originally Posted by skiblet
well the only reason that i really made the comment is because, as i posed recently my TV died, and i went to best buy to look at the new TVs, and they were ALL SILVER. I was like, WTF, where are the black tvs ?
I feel your pain. My TV works fine but I've been thinking of getting a new one soon and all I see is silver.

Right now everything is black: TV, DVD player, receiver, cable box, VCR, XBox, speakers (left, right, center, sub), cabinet, all the remote controls.

I'm sure there's still some black TVs out there in a size I can afford
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After buying audio and video equipment for over 25 years I am sick of black and think the silver is a nice change. If I have a preference I will buy silver over black anyday.
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Did the Sony Wega start this trend?
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I now have an ugly mix of both black and silver due to this trend. I would go for black if I had a choice but the actual hardware itself is more important so I have given in to buying some silver components.
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Originally Posted by skiblet
what in the HELL is the deal with there being so many silver/gray TVs, stereos, speakers, etc... What happened to black ?
I see far more black than any other color for TVs and stereos. It's so generic. I wish there were MORE silver/gray, red, blue, white, and other colors. This isn't 1990's anymore. Get with the program.
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
After buying audio and video equipment for over 25 years I am sick of black and think the silver is a nice change. If I have a preference I will buy silver over black anyday.
I agree.

Most AV equipment were black for the longest time and I wanted something different and more classy looking. I was always jealous that Europe had alot of their equipment in silver and champagne.

I'm happy we've moved away from the standard blacks - much like the PC market are actually offering different colours for their PCs instead of the light-beige sorta colour.

Maybe I'll get sick of silver after a while, but I'll decide what colour I want when that time comes.
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once you go black...
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see my silver stereo from the very early 80s


the sides and top are made of "fake wood" ah nostalgia

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You get the idea.....black components are actually kind of a 90s thing....hell, there was a time where they even made white ones...now those were fugly.
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Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon
see my silver stereo from the very early 80s


the sides and top are made of "fake wood" ah nostalgia

Any chance that stereo was made by "Lloyds"? We had one very similar looking. (It's probably in my attic somewhere)
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