Instant on Feature
System: 625 Line
Original List Price : £000.00 ( to be ascertained)
OK so its not strictly British I grant you but this set along with the Sony pretty much set the scene and shape of things to come with regards to reliability that the British sets just couldn’t match at the time.
The set has the “Instant on” feature. This basically allowed the set to be plugged in but switched off and still allowing the CRT heaters to be powered. This meant when you powered the set up the CRT was already warmed up and the picture appeared much quicker. Only draw back to this was it wore out the CRT.
This set had not been touched in over 40+ years, the aerial socket was damaged so I fitted a new one and powered up. Would you believe after all these years the set worked, further showing the build quality these sets had.
Not really my cup of tea, however If you’ve got to have a Japanese set in your collection then for me this is the one rather than a Sony.It reminds me of some of the late 60’s American sets like the Motorola. I don’t think I’ll be doing anything to this and no doubt in another 40 years when its 80 years old, someone will power it up and it will still be working then.