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    Default Where can I find an old Magnavox TV to play classic games?

    I have a bunch of old systems I can't hook up because our TVs in our house are all newer and don't have the connection. Most of the old systems I'm talking about are 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation systems. I want an old TV to hook up these games and play them as they were originally intended.

    Requirements:
    1) I live in White House, TN, so it needs to ship or be within 20 miles or so of there
    2) Must have a working RF connection - A/V ports preferred as well
    3) 21" - 40" CRT display
    4) Color
    5) Under $100 total (TV + shipping) - preferred under $50
    6) Fully functional. Doesn't have to be mint, but has to work.
    7. Made between the mid 1980s and late 1990s. 2000 at the latest.
    8. MUST BE MAGNAVOX. Philips Magnavox is also acceptable.

    I've looked on eBay, CL, etc. The date requirement is the hardest. Most TVs I find are too new (lots of mid 2000s). I've found several Maggies meeting the requirements on eBay but they are all local pickup and none are close. It's surpisingly hard to find a TV built by a major company between 15 and 30 years ago.

    Again, I reiterate: must be a Magnavox.
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    Just curious as to the reason for the Magnavox requirement.

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    I like Magnavox, and they are built in Tennessee. I just... want a Magnavox.
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    Just go and find a local thrift shop or check a local electronics recycling bin.
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    You live in the sticks. Those old Magnavox tvs are likely still the main tv for your neighbors.
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    Honestly, if it did not cost what you want to pay, I have the perfect TV for you.
    Have you checked your local, near, kinda far craigslist? Also, nationwide there is a group called freecycle. I am sure there is someone NEAR you that has what you want.
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