Television for my Desk

TSE

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Jun 25, 2007
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St. Paul, Minnesota
As a middle schooler I remember I had a 5", black and white CRT television set that I used to watch wrestling with in my room at night because I wasn't allowed to. I think it was like $25.

It broke, I think from water.

I've been looking for something similar for my dorm room desk for when I have late nights working. I can't find a new TV that suits my needs. One that fits literally right on the desk with taking up minimal space. Black and white is cool if it has to be.

If I bought one of these used, would cable work with them?
 

David085

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Nov 9, 2009
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I will find a TV to hold you off until the New Apple television is release whenever Apple starts to announce them.
 

Orange Furball

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May 18, 2012
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I will find a TV to hold you off until the New Apple television is release whenever Apple starts to announce them.
Apple is coming out with a 5" TV?

To the OP, I used to see little TVs at flea markets a few months back, maybe try a local one? There were black and white so I didn't buy one, plus they used an antenna and I use cable, but I'm sure with a little modding they can suit your needs. Check good wills, flea markets, yard sales, etc.
 

mohsy90

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Feb 4, 2011
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New York
As a middle schooler I remember I had a 5", black and white CRT television set that I used to watch wrestling with in my room at night because I wasn't allowed to. I think it was like $25.

It broke, I think from water.

I've been looking for something similar for my dorm room desk for when I have late nights working. I can't find a new TV that suits my needs. One that fits literally right on the desk with taking up minimal space. Black and white is cool if it has to be.

If I bought one of these used, would cable work with them?
seriously, you're cool with black and white???? And 5"?
Check out this refurbished coby 15" for $69.99 from best buy, and its an HDTV. I think you could fit this at the edge of a normal size desk. I'm hoping this is like a home sized desk not a school desk.
 

boss.king

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Apr 8, 2009
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This might be a stupid question, but why not just stream tv on your laptop? And if you need to work while watching, get a cheap second monitor. The footprint on your desk will be tiny.