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The Secret Life Of The Television (Featuring Gerry Wells).

The much vaunted television series "The Secret Life Of Machines " Made for Channel 4 by Tim Hunkin and Rex Garrod is now available on YouTube via Tim Hunkin's own channel. Here's The Secret Life Of Th...

In forum General Technical Discussion

3 weeks ago
Telefunken

Rarely available, I managed to find a 1972 Telefunken Brochure, one day I'll find a TV. In due course I'll get the brochure scanned for the "Brochure" section of the website. For a few teasers, the "A...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 weeks ago
New Forum Feature; Topic Prefix

A new forum feature has been added, you can now select and add a topic prefix. This places a descriptive coloured tab next to your topic title. There is now a drop-down list with some predefined ones ...

In forum Forum Support Tickets

4 weeks ago
RE: Philips 385U 9" TV

Well that was an experience! I have semi-successfully applied the veneer strip, things went mostly to plan, the things that didn’t were the fact the veneer strip wasn’t straight, and the old veneer se...

In forum Black & White Television

1 month ago
For Information Only

A few major software updates to the site have been implemented this morning. To be clear not the forum software but the software that hosts it all and some services. This includes a major update to th...

In forum Website-Blog Support Tickets

1 month ago
RE: Ekco T344F

@helloekco Common problem on this set and others of this vintage is the resistor from HT to the cathode of the video output valve. It goes low in value, cuts off the video amp raising the cathode volt...

In forum Black & White Television

1 month ago
RE: Ekco T344F

Hi @sideband, Thanks. No, there's no raster with the brightness right up and no signal. It had me fooled into thinking the set wasn't working for a while. As for my meters and the boost HT reading, I'...

In forum Black & White Television

1 month ago
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RE: Wartime Civilian Radio Receiver.

One of our members @wartimesounds who rarely visits and has never posted here, has a very good site covering these civilian utility receivers. In his absence, I will point you to his fine website It'...

In forum Radio

3 months ago
A solid state/electromechanical replacement for magic eye tuning indicators

Here's an interesting video, exploring the possibility of a substitute for EM34 style tuning indicator valves.

In forum In The Workshop

4 months ago
Ferguson 1960s hifi project

My first dalliance with Facebook Marketplace (a very very dangerous place for the likes of us)! An ad with the strapline 'Does anyone want this before it goes to the tip?' had me embarking on a swift ...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

4 months ago
RE: Sony 9-90UM

Fret ye not, Stephen: I have far more of these than is sensible, so I'm quite happy to break one for spares for us. I haven't forgotten about the GEC, by the way!

In forum Black & White Television

5 months ago
RE: Bought an old PYE TV, absolute beginner

@charlieboy45 Hi Charlie Subject to Covid restrictions & distance, I am quite happy to take a look at this set for you in a repair capacity. I cannot help with any conversions though. Best regards...

In forum Colour Television

6 months ago
RE: RGD Deep 17.

The CRT was made safe.Attachment:RGD_Deep17A_CRT_3.jpgFitted the tube that was in the Stella ST1007U. It looks bright but in fact the picture is dim, just like it was in the Stella.Attachment:RG...

In forum Black & White Television

6 months ago
RE: Bush TV53

Although I had previously corrected the fault of sound on vision, the tuning has remained rather critical and drift is quite bad, especially on the band III frequencies during warm up. So, over the we...

In forum Black & White Television

6 months ago
RE: Philips 462

Digging around in the 462 here has reminded me of the 170A that was the reason for its acquisition in the first place and prompted me that I ought to have a go at actually putting it into service. Jus...

In forum Radio

6 months ago
RE: Philips 462

Quick update: I have replaced all the waxies (6 in total). I have to say that some of these were not easy to get to! One in particular entailed unsoldering a couple of resistors just to move them out ...

In forum Radio

6 months ago
A kick up the cathode?

We all know that a CRT may sometimes have it's cathode emission improved when treated on a CRT rejuvenator, or by a small DC current passed through the electrodes by alternative means. So, I thought t...

In forum In The Workshop

6 months ago
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