For the Company, see Television Network

Television #65
A king size Sony TV screen.
Sell Price

Television is an Electronic item that can be acquired through larceny. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) the Super Store.

The Television was one of the items available at the official launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. Torn City Beta. [1]


In Crimes 1.0 the Television can be obtained through the "Mansion" larceny crime, but only when a player's Crime Experience is lower. It can also be traded between players. Televisions cannot be found through city finds. [2]

The Television can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Search For Cash:

  • "Search the Junkyard" (quantity one)


  • "Super Store" (quantity one)


  • "Apartment" (quantity one)
  • "Bungalow" (quantity one)
  • "Barbershop" (quantity one)
  • "Chiropractor" (quantity one)
  • "Cottage" (quantity one)
  • "Dentists Office" (quantity one)
  • "Luxury Villa" (quantity two)
  • "Market" (quantity one)
  • "Mobile Home" (quantity one)
  • "Recruitment Agency" (quantity one)
  • "Suburban Home" (quantity one)
  • "Truckyard" (quantity one)


Watching a Television converts energy to happiness. There is no usage cooldown and there are three different options for how much energy is to be used. With a 10 energy option, The Television has the highest energy option compared to any item with the same effect, such as the MP3 Player or Game Console.

Television Usage [3]
Action Energy Used Happiness Gained
Watch a Cartoon 3 Energy 42-63 Happiness
Watch a Show 5 Energy 80-120 Happiness
Watch a Movie 10 Energy 160-240 Happiness

The Television is an option to spend extra energy that is divisible by three that would otherwise be unused. These bits of energy can be obtained from a faction energy drink perk in the Voracity branch, use of Book : Higher Daddy, Higher!, or from using the one or three energy options on an MP3 Player, CD Player, Television, or Game Console.

Using the Television is optimal only for players with extremely low battle stats. If a player uses the Television, the 5 energy "Watch a Show" and 10 energy "Watch a Movie" options give the most happiness per energy spent.

Related Awards

Television related Awards
Image Name Requirements
566282329.png Candy Man Achieve 1,000 theft crime
486487597.png Smile, You're On Camera Achieve 2,500 theft crimes
529618516.png Smokin' Barrels Achieve 5,000 theft crimes
374334948.png Breaking And Entering Achieve 7,500 theft crimes
721231605.png Stroke Bringer Achieve 10,000 theft crimes

Historical Notes

The Television was originally referred to as the "Big TV Screen." It was updated to its current name and given its current functionality on 23 June 2021. [4] Prior to this update, which changed several Electronics items, the Television had no use.

Image History

Television Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to ~2010 [5] sFVomZV.png **
~2010 to July 2012 [6] oYDHDpB.png
July 2012 to present [7] M7NR5O1.jpg

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

** This image is a low-quality version. The full-resolution version of this image has likely been lost to time.

Patch History

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  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (28/05/23)
  2. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (28/05/23)
  3. Damaster, Brief Look at Electronic Happiness items 04/09/22
  4. Torn Stats, Recent Torn Updates
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items Exhibit (With Citations) (29/05/23)
  6. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items Exhibit (With Citations) (29/05/23)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items Exhibit (With Citations) (29/05/23)