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Post# 759622   5/26/2014 at 10:00 (2,101 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 759630 , Reply# 1   5/26/2014 at 11:05 (2,101 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
It would be beautiful....

Without that monstrosity on top!!!

Post# 759683 , Reply# 2   5/26/2014 at 17:46 (2,101 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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Looks like my 62. Astro sonic started in 63 or 64, so this would be before then.

Post# 759730 , Reply# 3   5/27/2014 at 00:25 (2,100 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

The seller is showing another use for the console-hold your new flatscreen TV for the newer programs-then use the older Magnavox set for the older shows.If the Magnavox has aux audio inputs you could run the soundtrack for the new set through the Magnavox-or use it for the "center" channel.

Post# 759748 , Reply# 4   5/27/2014 at 04:43 (2,100 days old) by 112561 (River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I prefer the flat screen on top, instead of the alternative. I applaud the seller for not "improving" and "updating" it.

Post# 759825 , Reply# 5   5/27/2014 at 16:55 (2,100 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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I did that with my Philco stereo console. I use it as surround sound for my tv, when not listening to albums. They may have taken my idea off retro renovation. That was the point behind my idea, to preserve the components. Besides, with a high price they insure that no one buys it to rip out that magnificent magnavox tube amp.

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Post# 759831 , Reply# 6   5/27/2014 at 17:15 (2,100 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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What a very interesting link. Thanks for posting. I'm not too sure about that photo of the re-purposed Magnavox. It sort of looks like a lighted indoor chicken coop.

Post# 759834 , Reply# 7   5/27/2014 at 17:26 (2,100 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Is the television B&W or Color? It looks like it may be B&W to me.

Post# 759846 , Reply# 8   5/27/2014 at 18:06 (2,100 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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Allen, It's b/w, magnavox color sets were round when this set was made. The square color set came along with the astrosonic period.

Joe, I didn't say they were all good. Isn't that aweful? I just wanted to show my Philco/flat screen combo. I like mine the best, but I'm partial.

Post# 759951 , Reply# 9   5/28/2014 at 01:47 (2,099 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Why not keep the console that was gutted and lighted as it was-A Hi-Fi console!The lighted nick-nack cabinet is ridiculous.Would be better if that console was lighted by the tube Magnavox or whatever amps!
The flatscreen TV cover is kinda clever and whimsical-like the "color bars" test pattern!If I get a flatscreen set-want one of those covers!Now---if we could only motorize it-have it come off the set when you turn it on!-the cover it when turned off.Guess I am asking too much!

Post# 759978 , Reply# 10   5/28/2014 at 08:10 (2,099 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I hate to see these old consoles gutted IF they had beautiful looking cabinets(wood and design combined). I don't mind if they were gutted and they were solid state and nothing really special - seems like the nicest consoles are gutted, though. I like your setup Will - and the link to retro-renovation. Thanks!

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