Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Still In Love With Telstar 1950's Predicta Repro Television Sets!



I saw a terrible movie last night with an amazing 1950's interior design.

It had one of these 1950's Predicta T.V.s. I love these. And it's one of the very few reproductions I'd ever consider getting.



Have any of you ever priced these? I should call the company phone number. They don't list prices, but rather direct you to dealers who sell these. That doesn't sound very cheap.



But I keep coming back to these... And drooling...

Find the official website HERE.

And if any of you have priced these, please let us know what they run. Otherwise I'll make some calls myself! =)
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32 comments:

  1. What a cool television set! Love your blog! I was in Warrenton, Tx this past weekend for an antique extravaganza and saw a television similar to those. I have a picture and will be posting about it soon. I BELIEVE the man quoted a price of $2500 (he had fixed it and it worked ...or so he said!). I'm going to add myself as a follower of your great blog..hope you come by and see me sometime. Happy Spring from Houston, TX

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  2. Wow those are amazing! I should probably put that website on my "blocked" websites list so I don't go drool over them on a daily basis!

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  3. I've looked into them before and been dissuaded by the lack of prices. I think I googled it and found someone who had bought one who mentioned the price. You could try that.
    As usual they don't do this stuff in England (PLEASE tell me if I'm wrong, people) so I stopped looking.

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  4. Hiya and thanks Susan, I'll check yours out soon!

    I'm not sure I'd get an original, to USE. To sit, yes, but I like the things I buy to do what they are supposed to.

    You can get reconditioned ones on eBay, but they are not cheap, and when they break again, and they will, soon, you can't get them fixed.

    So this is why I was considering the repros lol...

    Lab I made a post about these last year. I haven't stopped drooling!

    Moondoggie, you know anything can be shipped anywhere, but I'll try googling more for prices. I'm afraid to get a slickster on the phone, I just want prices~~

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  5. They are definitely drool worthy but would never fly in this house. My husband wants the biggest tv he can get. And no prices sounds like you could be paying ALOT. Never a good sign.

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  6. Well, I have a huge flat screen in my office/space room (I also sleep in here lol), but for the living room? Mmmmmmmmm yeeessss lol...

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  7. Cool...I didn't know they were making repros of those.

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  8. I'm not sure what they go for new, but there is one on Craigslist for $1400, listed here:

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ele/2293569514.html

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  9. O wow o wow o wow i have never seen these before but i would love to own one there amazing ;-)) I would love to know how much they cost way out of my budget i expect but oooohhhh i am drooling right now...thanks for sharing these i never knew they existed, dee x

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  10. Wow Leigh Ann, That ain't cheap lol... And used!

    delia I just want one of them!!

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  11. I don't blame you for still ebing in love with these, they are amazing. I had a look at the website and it's my impression that they don't give very direct answers about anything much, let alone price.

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  12. Saw one on American Pickers but had no idea there were repros - love seeing them.

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  13. I have an original Predicta, but it doesn't work! I'd imagine these babies cost a mint! Very cool, though!

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  14. Any chance you can get those in HD?? I don't know that I could sacrifice quality technology for a sweet vintage television.

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  15. Much like the retro repro fridges, they ain't cheap, but gee, to have one of these Mmmm...

    ZSM if I had a body for one, I'd try to gut it and fit a small flat screen inside!!

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  16. I hate seeing the phrase 'price on application'. To me that sounds like 'if you have to ask, you can't afford it' and I'd sure as hell have to ask! Eep!

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  17. Yeah, they want to pitch you the sales talk first, as if that will make a difference *rolling eyes*

    That's why I was hoping someone in blog land had already called. I do business deals every day... They don't want me on the phone, I'll make the sales person cry by the time I am done talking circles around them lollll

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  18. I own two of the repro Predictas. The Holiday table model in the living room was 2,400.00....a REAL splurge, but I had vowed not to have a TV in there unless I could get one of them. I got it at a shop in Milwaukee (on a visit) and saved the shipping cost. The floor model in the family room is secondhand. The original owner bought it for just under 3,000.00....I got it for 500.00 because his new wife said it had to go. I would have dumped HER and kept the Predicta :-)

    I am not usually a fan of repros, either, but I wanted a set that worked...and would keep working. So, yeah...I spent a lot, but those sets make the rooms, and I have never regreted the purchases.

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  19. Wow, thanks moviemag!!!!

    That's about what I assumed it would cost, thanks!! yay!!

    Yeah, I'd have dumped anyone who told me to get rid of something like that lolllll

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  20. Here is a link...I think...to my photostream on Flickr....Predicta photos in the My House folder.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30453277@N03/

    I am Moviemag47 on Flickr...look at my photostream and you'll get the reason for the Moviemag part. The 46 part is the year my mom graduated from high school...the 47 for the year of my parent's wedding. I am so pathetic.... :-)

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  21. I have thought about trying to put another tv inside it! How could I do it? anyone, Bueller?

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  22. HOLY SMOKES moviemag, wow, your place rocks!! I am sooo jealous!!

    BTW, my folks got married in '47 too =)

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  23. ZSM, Mick put a regular TV in the back of a 50's TV. I asked him how he did it, and he explained, but now I forget exactly lol...

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  24. I LOVE those TVs but know they are so far out of my reach there's no point even asking :o(

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  25. American Pickers are always picking these up on their TV Show (the real ones) they fetch about $300. So wouldn't it be surreal if the repros were more $

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  26. If I told my husband I wanted an old TV that didn't work and that cost several thousand dollars he would definitely lock me up in the loony bin. But I would dearly LOVE to have one of those, so maybe I'll just blow up a photo of one and tape it over the high-def TV.

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  27. PS--he'd lock me up even if the TV DID work . . .

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  28. I'm not a huge fan of repros either, but man when it comes to these reproduction Predicta television sets and reproduction fifties fridges (in pink or turquoise, please!) I can't stop drooling either...
    You are NOT alone, my dear! ;)

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  29. wow!!! Those are seriously amazing

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  30. Wow! those are some really cool Predictas!!! I want one just to have as decoration somewhere!!

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  31. I have restored several original Predictas:

    http://www.stevemargolis.com/predicta.htm

    But I think I would like to have one of these!

    That Meteor design rocks!

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