September 24, 2016
Now when are those silver plastic widescreen things going to become collectable?!
I’ve never stopped using mine and see no reason to while it still works.
The earliest examples of widescreen TVs were made in 1992. I bought my first widescreen TV in 1994, a 28″ ITT. It was an excellent set except for one problem, it would go into standby when ever a florescent light was switched on. I believe the set is still in use. Yes, I can imagine someone in the future adding a thirty-six year old widescreen TV into a collection.
Perhaps even the earliest examples of plasma and LCD TVs, not me though.
I still look after a 32″ widescreen Philips “Matchline” set for a customer. The set is the one housed in a beautiful mahogany cabinet and has the matching stand. Fantastic picture quality, as good as any LCD TV. I’d hate to see the set finishing up at the local council dump. The downside is the set has the dreaded “Painter” chip.
January 21, 2016
There were several factories in Sunderland electronics related.
Locally known as Cosmos, it later became Thorn “A” factory producing Mazda valves, monochrome CRTs were produced at B & D factories, this later switched to colour re-gunning and re-manufacturing video head drums.
Perdio manufactured radios also and Erickson which later was taken over by Plessey produced telephone equipment.
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