Where do jumbo-trons go when they die?

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Where do jumbo-trons go when they die?

Post by Dork » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:58 pm

I've been wondering about those huge screens used in stadiums and such. They seem to upgrade their screens to bigger, brighter, higher resolution fairly regularly. What happens to the old ones when they're taken down? Seems like a great source of hackable lighting.

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Post by ThePikey » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:46 pm

At a guess, there's a continuum of recycling, with screens working their way through colleges, and old college screens going to smaller schools, and their old ones going to high schools...

Just a guess, mind you.

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Post by MysticMushroom » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:46 pm

Yea at colosseum here they just reused the screens as secondary screens. Would be rad if you could find some spare ones though.

If you do find some though please post back here.

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So then are.....

Post by JediDale » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:29 pm

Tell me are the new ones that come out around the first of the year called "New Years Resolutions"? HA! HA! I would suggest putting an ad on craigs list for such and "See" what happens!

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Re: So then are.....

Post by robotland » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:13 am

JediDale wrote:Tell me are the new ones that come out around the first of the year called "New Years Resolutions"?
*groan*

While we're on the subject of bigscreen toys, let me pass along this word of warning....If your neighborhood thrift store is tossing out a gigantic rear-projection TV, and you decide to help them out by hauling it away and dissect it, be aware of this: Inside the REALLY COOL projector lens housings is a very light, very hard-to-clean mineral oil. If you sit down with one of those in your lap and start taking it apart, you're in for a nasty surprise.
Don't ask me how I know that.
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Post by spectabillis » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:34 am

Hunh... never thought about that.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:32 am

So clean it naked?

Or throw out your clothes when you're done.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:32 pm

I'd like to find one of those old arcade machines with the Gypsy lady or magician that waves a wand, and a note prints out of the bottom of the booth. Not in good shape, as long as the basic mechanics are there...

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Post by robotland » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:51 am

Build your own! Do a search for "Tim Hunkin"....He had a series called "The Secret Life of Machines" that was syndicated on Discovery some years back- He builds lovely, funny automatons. Very inspiring work.
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Post by DVD Burner » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:32 am

A recycle place I frequently buy electronics from had a Sony stadium projector and a G.E. light valve for sale.

H.M.R is the place if anyone is interested.

http://www.hmrusa.com/

One of my favorite spots.
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Post by Dork » Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:09 pm

Ugh.. I live in the Bay Area for 7 years, then find out about HMR 3 weeks after moving away? Life can be so cruel sometimes!

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Post by DVD Burner » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:00 pm

Sorry about that. I got a bunch of them here in the city.

Normally I kinda tell people but they dont belive me anyway.



which is worse?

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:20 am

robotland wrote:Build your own! Do a search for "Tim Hunkin"....He had a series called "The Secret Life of Machines" that was syndicated on Discovery some years back- He builds lovely, funny automatons. Very inspiring work.
You are an evil, evil person.
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Where go the Jumbo Trons ?

Post by BertBodyArt » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:37 pm

I have a friend that does business in Mexico, and one of his items is the used JumboTron screens from stadiums. They ain't cheap, even used. And setting them up ain't cheap either. Probably not a "Playa Ready" item for a while. Unless you've got $50K and $20K to set it up.

Projections is much cheaper.

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