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crustytv
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An interesting moment captured, Mrs Margaret Baird viewing what looks like a Baird M702 In the London Colour centre - Radio Rentals. Bizarre factoid at the end about S.A. though nowadays I'd say they were ahead of their time as it accurately describes TV of today.

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Topic starter Posted : 01/11/2020 11:58 pm
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I never worked on a M702 but I did see them working and very good colour performance. Similar to the Pye/Ekco dual standard CTV and certainly better than the Bush CTV25.

Presume that was Wimbledon 1967 on the screen.

 

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Posted : 02/11/2020 12:23 am
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SA launched TV with colour in 1976.

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Posted : 02/11/2020 12:49 am
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The look on her face says "So this is what he spent twenty years hammering away at in the back shed?"

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Posted : 02/11/2020 1:28 pm
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I wonder if really is Mr Baird's first view of colour TV as described in the caption, I thought her husband Logie had several designs working as early as 1937 at their home in Sydenham and I can't believe he didn't show them to her!!

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Posted : 02/11/2020 3:48 pm