Do you remember when a telly looked like a telly, I mean a real telly? When it was a piece of furniture that you lavished love on? Even polished from time to time? If you’re over 40yrs old, you likely know exactly what I’m talking about. For those that don’t but are interested, read on. You’ll find all sorts of TV’s being repaired on our forum from 1930’s 405-line pre-war TV’s to late 70’s colour and everything in between. Covering the ‘hey-day’ of British TV engineering and unlike the many B&W TV web sites already in existence, we especially promote early UK colour television.
This sites aim is to inform and provide a record of what sets were available so there are no mistaking 1980’s TV’s for the true early first generation colour sets of the late 1960’s/early 1970’s. Like that ridiculous article you can find online stating a 1980’s Mitsubishi CT2217BM was from 1968 and was the UK’s oldest working colour TV, total mis-information.
Repairs, Servicing & The Forum
The TV’s in my collection are in the process of being repaired to working order. They are maintained on a fix-on-fail basis and you can follow the ups and downs as they are brought back to life in the workshop. These include sets such as Baird, Decca, Bush, GEC, HMV & Ferguson to name but a few, you will be able to get up close and personal with them. Rather than just fancy frontal photos you get to see inside and watch over the shoulder as they undergo repair.
Want To Repair Your Own?
We also have our own forum where you can discuss various projects and let me be clear again, its not all about colour TV, we openly welcome B&W TV and Radio enthusiasts. There are many ex trade Radio & TV service engineers as members all willing to offer you advice on your project, why not take advantage and learn from them.
You will also find stories of “derring-do” in the Trade Tales section of this site. If you’re ex trade and prefer not to join, you don’t have to be a member anyone can submit a story or post a comment on any article you find. If you’ve got a tale of your own to tell and would like to see it published on this site, then use the submission form.
We also provide a nostalgic look back at the 1970’s, a decade where some say taste took a vacation, for others it holds lots of charm and fun. Whatever your view, you’ll be sure to find many 70’s catalogues, all accessed up above under the literature section. Also plenty of other articles elsewhere, not forgetting the 70’s blog section to get you reminiscing. So without further ado, step on in, leave the modern throw-away world behind, travel back in time to the 1970’s when the “Repair Man” was king and please, enjoy your stay at Radios-TV.