625 to 405 standards conversion
Field Store Converter PYE TVT – circa 1972
And with the marvels of modern technology, what once filled a room (above) now sits in the palm of your hand (below).
Aurora Standards Converter – circa now
Standards converters built
- BBC CO6/501
- PYE for ITV
- IBA experimental.
The 405 service ceased in 1985, amateur constructors emerged to build their own
Amateur Hall of Fame:
|David Boynes||First amateur to build a converter||David built two convertors, none were sold to the general public|
|David Looser. Jim Daniels||“The Pineapple”||This unit was sold in numbers to the general public|
|Dave Grant, Mike Izycky||“The Dinosaur”||This unit was sold in numbers to the general public|
|Malcolm Everiss||“The Domino”.||This unit was sold in numbers to the general public|
|Darius||(Converter designation unknown)||Numbers unknown|
|Katharine Manton||FOTH||– PC hardware running Linux to do standards conversion.One-off though others have built their own now|
|Darryl Hock||“The Aurora”||By far the most prevalent converter sold thus far. I’m not sure but I believe 700+ now exist in the UK alone.|
Note: If anyone can provide photos internal and external, build dates, technical info etc about the other convertors, I would dearly love to include them here to expand on each device in the “amateur hall of fame”.