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Old 10-13-18, 04:59 PM
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I have this plugged into my 65" 4K Curved HDR 3D TV
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Old 10-13-18, 07:21 PM
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I honestly don't have much of anything old left. My android tablet is a few years old, as is my wife's iPad Mini. I have an older receiver in my office that's 7 or 8 years old, but will probably be replaced soon since it doesn't support 4K. I recently got rid of old PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles since I wasn't doing anything with them. Just about all my electronics are fairly modern.
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Old 10-18-18, 02:23 AM
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Anyone has a CD stereo?
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Old 10-18-18, 12:16 PM
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At home? No, not anymore. I rip everything to my computer, and then stream to the rest of the house through various devices.
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Old 10-18-18, 12:45 PM
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Only old things I have left are 2 old Panasonic Dvd Recorders that don't run anymore & have been in the closet for years.

1. Panasonic DMR-E80H Progressive-Scan DVD Player/Recorder with 80GB HD. (2003)


2. Panasonic DMR-E500HS DIGA DVD Recorder with 400 GB HD. + extra brand new remote. (2005)
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Old 10-18-18, 01:59 PM
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Anyone has a CD stereo?
My stereo stack still has a Sony CD player in it and we have a few huge zippered binders full of CDs but I primarily stream music from an iPad mini anymore. There are a few times each year I put in favorite albums, especially Christmas.
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Old 10-18-18, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by brentpham View Post
Anyone has a CD stereo?
My wife has a CD changer, it's not set up, I'm not sure what the brand/model is (don't feel like digging it out right now).

I have a cassette recorder (connected fer' cryin' out loud) and a bunch of cassettes, a DVD/VHS combo player (not connected but the VHS still works), one of the 1st front loading VHS players that still works, an Audio Technica direct drive manual turntable (and 500 LPs)...
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Old 10-19-18, 02:01 PM
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I've got an old Panasonic clock radio I'm still using. I've had it at least 30 years.

I have an Ipod Classic attached to my car stereo. It's one of the 80GB ones, so one of the later models.

Everything else I'm using is recent, though I do have a couple older PCs in my closet I haven't recycled yet. I still have my Atari 2600 in a box somewhere.
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Old 10-20-18, 07:38 PM
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I have a 2nd gen iPod touch in my car for music. Bought it off craigslist in 2009 still working fine.
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Old 10-21-18, 05:18 PM
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I have and still use an Aiwa bookshelf stereo I bought at Sam’s Club fifteen or twenty years ago. Turntable, 5-disc CD changer, and dual cassette deck.
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Old 10-30-18, 08:59 AM
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Not sure if it's necessarily considered old, but I'm still using the Panasonic Plasma TVs I bought 10 years ago or so. Besides that, I listen to old media (vinyl records), but the audio equipment is all newer.
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Old 11-28-18, 04:48 PM
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I still have my Energy speakers from about 1984, Nakamachi CD player from 1992, and Acurus amplifier from 1998. I don't use them often. Last month I played some Beethoven through my old stereo system and was startled by how good it sounded. I've gotten used to listening to thin MP-3 files.

Every day I look at my Heathkit 5001 weather station from the 1980s. The only change I've made to it was to disable the board for the fluorescent light and install LEDs behind the display.

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Old 12-01-18, 05:50 PM
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Just adopted a 2009 White MacBook. Upgraded to an SSD and more memory.

Won't play modern games but still great for browsing the web, watching movies, etc.
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Old 12-01-18, 05:52 PM
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I have this plugged into my 65" 4K Curved HDR 3D TV
I have that same model attached to a 2004 Sonic Blue Replay 5040 DVR. I use the setup for converting VHS to digital.
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Old 12-01-18, 06:18 PM
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We still have an iPad 2 in our kitchen (mostly for watching TV and for Facetiming Grandma). I think that's as old as it gets.
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Old 12-02-18, 07:19 AM
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The "old" tech that I use constantly is my iPad 3 or The New iPad as they called it in 2012. I watch Netflix, Prime Video and Crunchyroll on it while also surfing the web. My wife doesn't touch it at all as it's very heavy so it's a very good incentive to keep using it until it breaks down.

I have a SNES and PS2 but they are not connected. I used to have a VHS player but I threw it out.
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Old 12-04-18, 12:34 PM
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XBOX 360.... Use it for gaming/online gaming and our home's TV/Movie source via apps. However, since apps are going away, for instance HBO GO leaves Jan 2019 and the CW app left months ago forcing me to watch CW shows on the phone, I'm thinking of getting a Roku since I can't really bring myself or my bank account to spend $500 on an XBOX1. The optical drive is shit so I can't play games on disc anymore but Games with Gold send lots of FREE 360 games.

DVD's...Still rent them at Red Box

CD's..wife still plays them at home and I still use them in my car. When not using a cd in the car I stream Pandora.

Sony 5 Disc Carousel DVD Player...My wife uses this to play CD's. This damn 5 disc player spoiled me. Could never find a 5 disc Blu Ray player and it kept me from upgrading.

Blackberry..My wife uses a BB/Droid Hybrid phone called a PRIV. It's a BlackBerry made smartphone that runs a droid system. To me it's more Droid than BB. Yeah, WTF?

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Samsung Galaxy S III phone...was forced to upgrade to GS9+ a few months ago when some apps said they would no longer work on the SGIII

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Old 12-05-18, 03:17 PM
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Just call me "gramps." As a firm believer in keeping old tech alive...I'm rarely on the cutting edge...I still use the following items on a regular/ semi-regular basis:

Gaming:
  • PS3
  • Wii
  • Playstation One
  • PSP
  • Gamecube
  • Nintendo DS (original)
  • XBOX original
  • Dreamcast

Video:
  • Multiple DVD players around the house
  • The aforementioned Replay 5040/Panasonic VHS combo with a Sharp 13" CRT monitor
  • Western Digital WD TV player (not Live)
  • Sony Media Player

Computers:
  • 2004 eMachine desktop tower
  • 2009 MacBook

Audio:
  • Pioneer Component amp (pre-5.1) with cassette, separate tuner, 100 CD changer
  • Dual belt drive turntable
  • Pioneer XBOX360 5.1 Stereo system (for gaming and movie surround)
  • iRiver H320 MP3 player with Rockbox firmware (use it mostly as a recording device)
  • Ipod Touch (2nd gen) - largely as a hard drive for playing music in the car
  • Sharper Image CD recorder

In need of repair but I do plan on using again in future:
  • Microsoft Zune (broken cable from a failed battery replacement, need full replacement motherboard)
  • 2008 MacBook (needs replacement keyboard)
  • Amazon Fire tablet (1st gen - caught in a boot loop)

And then there's the XBOX360 HD-DVD player that likely works but without a working XBOX360 just sits collecting dust.

Not everything is old tech, but even our "new" tech is mostly last gen stuff (1080p TV, 6-year-old Dell laptop, etc.) Probably the newest tech we have besides my son's PS4 and XBOX1, are the two Echo Dots in the house.

Oh...and I drive a '96 RAV4. LOL
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Old 12-05-18, 03:29 PM
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I have gotten back into vinyl and have turntables all over the house.

Also have a couple of vintage receivers, an old Kenwood from the Mid 70's that I got restored and a PilotTube amp (from 1959) that is in the shop being serviced, found that on the curb and the first time I had it repaired, it sounded great.
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