A Chromecast was fitted inside a 1978 TV set, and it's nothing short of wonderful.
The media streaming dongle is arguably a household standard nowadays, and modding is a common activity too. Put those two together, and this is the result: a vintage TV that can play both videos and music from the Internet.
The hero of the story is a YouTube user who goes by the name of Dr. Moddnstine, and the tale began when he found the TV in a pretty much expected place.
"I found this thing in a trash pile, and I just, I had a soft spot in my heart for it because this is like the TV I remember as a kid growing up in the '80s," he says in the video, noting that he's not trying to become some "crazy hipster."
Aside from giving it all the modern capabilities of the Chromecast, he loaded it with hardware that allows it to automatically turn on when he used a connected device to cast to it. To do just that, it's equipped with a motion-detecting light system that was tweaked to detect audio instead.
Considering that the TV is an old-timer, it doesn't come as a surprise that it takes a while for it to turn on. The sound comes on first, and when the picture is up after 15 seconds, the TV will need a few more seconds to display the colors just right.
Nevertheless, it's the perfect way to live like in the 1970s and the 2010s at the same time.
Hit up the video below to see the marriage between old technology and new one that is the Chromecast, which is interestingly now known as Google Cast. For those who don't have that much time to spare, there's a short version right below it.