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B&W TV Toshiba 12SB

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WayneD
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This is my 1975 Toshiba 12SB. Originally, this model was called the 12SS for "12 inch solid state" but for the UK we got a "B" for Britain as the UK spec has the VHF section removed and the gap not very subtly hidden!

My Wife actually spotted this for sale locally so I picked it up for £10 untested. There wasn't any leads with it and it had a proprietary connector for the mains and 12 volts so I traced the power connections inside. After slowly increasing the power slightly out of focus static appeared. After trying it out with my Amiga computer for a couple of hours the focus had improved a little but I noticed that familiar smell of a failing electrolytic capacitor. I didn't want to take any chances so I just replaced the lot. 

After shotgunning the electrolytic capacitors and a quick tweak the picture is really good! Massive thanks to Chris crustytv for getting the service manual scanned in for the 12SB as I couldn't figure out how the focus was adjusted.

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Posted : 29/09/2021 8:46 pm
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RichardFromMarple
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@wayned Good to hear you sorted this out, especially testing it out with the very amusing & under-rated Daria.

 
Posted : 29/09/2021 9:28 pm
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Till Eulenspiegel
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Back in the late seventies I sold quite a few of these sets. Very reliable, as all Toshiba products were. Once sold never seen again. 

By the end of the 1970s the Toshiba company was phasing out their old trade mark. 

Old Toshiba TM

 Till Eulenspiegel.

 
Posted : 30/09/2021 9:34 am
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irob2345
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Does anyone remember the radio ads they had in the 70s? At least in Oz anyway.

I'll try to re-create the phonetics, imagine the Japanese accent:

"Not Tosh - shiba!  Tosh - he - bar!"

And then there was the famous TDK ad -

 
Posted : 30/09/2021 10:52 am
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crustytv
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I think the Tosh ad's were likely tailored to the country, we got the 'Cockney-geezer' type, "Hello Tosh, gotta Toshiba".

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Posted : 30/09/2021 11:02 am
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Till Eulenspiegel
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Tokyo Shibaura Electric Company Ltd. 1857.

 
Posted : 30/09/2021 11:03 am
WayneD
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@richardfrommarple The funny thing about Daria is when I originally watched it back in the 90s I really related to her. Now that I'm a parent of an 8 and 14 year old, I relate more to her parents!

 
Posted : 30/09/2021 8:27 pm
WayneD
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@till this is on the back! From Googling it looks like the business went under in 1979. On Google street view it looks to be a Bookies now.

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Posted : 30/09/2021 8:37 pm
RichardFromMarple
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@wayned Daria's sister Quinn was a bit like my sister as a teenager, luckily she's grown up OK.

 
Posted : 30/09/2021 9:53 pm
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