Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

No permission to create posts
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Rediffusion MK4, Is it old enough yet ?
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
August 6, 2017
7:00 pm
Avatar
Till Eulenspiegel
Member
Engineers
Level 11
Forum Posts: 314
Member Since:
September 24, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
21sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

ntscuser said

Lloyd said

Now when are those silver plastic widescreen things going to become collectable?! grin_gif

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.

Till Eulenspiegel.

August 6, 2017
7:03 pm
Avatar
Jayceebee
Durham
Member
Engineers
Level 10
Forum Posts: 227
Member Since:
January 21, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
22sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

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.

August 6, 2017
11:53 pm
Avatar
malcscott
Member
Engineers
Level 6
Forum Posts: 63
Member Since:
May 6, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
23sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

The Seaham re-gun company was Teletronic, the Billy Row company was Dunelm Tubes, previously called  Electro-hivac.

No permission to create posts
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 49

Currently Online: colourmaster
3 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming glenz75

Top Posters:

PYE625: 1297

nuvistor: 930

marc: 567

FordAnglia: 369

Till Eulenspiegel: 314

Jayceebee: 227

Lloyd: 215

ntscuser: 194

Brian Cuff: 193

Red_to_Black: 140

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 5

Members: 104

Moderators: 3

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 17

Topics: 724

Posts: 8823

Newest Members:

Jen1812, Tim.norris, bigjim, Pete67, stephenjames, AndiiT, acj1980, Herald1360, christge9, Rio678

Moderators: sideband: 268, Katie_Bush: 564, Cathovisor: 953

Administrators: Chris: 1470