Found old Macintosh TV in the basement...

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  1. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    So I was digging around in my basement the other week and I found my old Macintosh TV and thought "wow that is awesome, I wish I remember what went wrong with this thing!" Well I go to turn it on to find out just now and wouldn't you know this thing works perfectly!! I know a few people wanted to add this to their collection, so what do you think? Sell it or keep it? (not much of a collector of anything previous to iMacs!)
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    If you're not a collector, then i'd say sell it. The TV is easily the most collectable Mac there is behind the TAM. Assuming its in good condition with the black keyboard, mouse, and remote I would bet $400 could be made off it.
     
  3. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    any pics of this?
     
  4. BlackiBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I will post some pics as soon as the wife brings our camera back from the trip! It is in very good condition, the only problem is I am going to have to find the remote! I know I see it around once every year or so! Time to start digging!!
     
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    It's worth as much as the Apple TV!!:eek:
    I would set it up and use it!
     
  7. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    It's a Mac, a 500 series look alike, with a built in TV tuner. I remember it being one of the most derided Mac of it's time. It was targeted at College kids, what with their limited dorm space, but that never panned out.
     
  8. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    brilliant thanks, if you could that would be wicked :)
     
  9. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    I am in Fort Myers FL. I have a Mac TV as well.. I hate to pitch it but i need the space, what do you think i should do with it? I was going to sell it but you can only get about $50 for them plus they weigh so much it would be difficult to ship without original box
     
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    Are you talking to me>??
     
  12. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, no, the OP, I wanna see his Macintosh TV! :D
     
  13. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    but...but... i have one too don't you want to see mine?
     
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    *reads your previous post*

    Sure! :D
     
  15. Mycatisbigfoot macrumors regular

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    I would just put it on display that is what i would do, I think you should
     
  16. BlackiBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha I actually forgot all about this but if anyone still wants to see pictures...

    Macintosh TV Software 7.5
    1 MB rom
    8 MB ram
    160 MB Hard Drive (Big back then!)
     

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    Wow, wow.... and.... WOW! :eek:

    I've always wanted one of these. Never seen the remote, nor that series of keyboard in black. So what if it's only an '030 CPU. sigh :(

    At least it will never go yellow! ;)
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  18. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    great find ..i wish i would find a macintosh tv in my basement ..but then i dont even have basement

    KEEEEEP IT , USE IT :D

    you can hook up your vcr to it if you still have one
    just if you dont know any more what a vcr is , it was a ancient technology to watch films in a time when dvd`s had been something nobody did dream of
     
  19. BlackiBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the remote is pretty cool, if you had a Sony TV back in the day the same remote could be used for it also!
     
  20. KristenM macrumors regular

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    Wow. That's purdy :)
    *wants one for no apparent reason*
     
  21. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Mac....TV.....:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    I so want one.Just need more desk space.:D
     
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    I would keep definitely keep a Mac TV. I think you have 1 of only 10,000 ever made.

    I recycled my old Performa 550 after some water damage. Now that I think about it I wish I tried to start it up and see if it sill worked or atleast save some of the memory/ram/hard drive for some reason or another.
     
  23. BlackiBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I think I am going to try and find someone who is missing the macintosh TV out of their collection (like an Apple museum or something) and see if they want it. It is no good to me!
     
  24. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

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    Try vintagemacmuseum.com , the owner is a hardcore collector and I'm sure he would love it.

    - Archon
     
  25. MacTech68, Dec 7, 2009
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    Yes, a hardcore collector is a great idea. The freight would kill me.

    There's also this guy who had a great idea for his basement! :eek:
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