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RE: Pc to composite .

I use a HDMI to composite adaptor, this enables the TV to be set up as a second display (if the graphics card supports it) this will allow the aspect ratio to be made to look correct as well. They are...

In forum Colour Television

5 days ago
RE: Pye oneers

Women, if you please ! 😉

In forum General Technical Discussion

3 months ago
RE: Variac box

Hi Tony, Yes I will try that, I used a Q-max cutter for a nice clean cut. Unfortunately since I started this thread my variac has bitten the dust ! The brush failed and caused the winding to go open c...

In forum Test Equipment

3 months ago
Teletext - Teefax

If anyone is running a teletext TV or a vintage external decoder and a Raspberry Pi you can have something to decode with Teefax. Some software called Vbit 2 generates a teletext signal on the PAL out...

In forum Colour Television

3 months ago
Croc clips

I'm always looking for croc clips for ad hoc test leads and battery lash ups etc., well today the old joke of going to lidl and coming out with a loaf of bread and a mig welder almost came true. There...

In forum Test Equipment

6 months ago
RE: Philips LaserVision

@staffanu "PAL laserdiscs had either an analog audio track or a digital audio track," This was the reason that NTSC discs were more popular in the UK since there was room for both analog and digital t...

In forum Video Recorders, CED, LaserVision, DVD & DTV

6 months ago
RE: A kick up the cathode?

Has anyone seen "On the buses - The new telly" Jack Harper does this to Stan's old telly with a worn out tube (a Rediffusion set) so he can sell it to Blakey and buy a new colour set (Jack was on radi...

In forum In The Workshop

6 months ago
RE: Is The Future Not Always Brighter?

Posted by: @sidebandPosted by: @mfd70Posted by: @sideband ..the bayonet adaptor was a Y shape, it meant that both outlets were at about 30 degrees so the bulb was at an angle...I remember o...

In forum General Technical Discussion

6 months ago
RE: Is The Future Not Always Brighter?

Posted by: @sideband ..the bayonet adaptor was a Y shape, it meant that both outlets were at about 30 degrees so the bulb was at an angle...OT a bit but are those type of BC adaptors still availabl...

In forum General Technical Discussion

6 months ago
RE: New find Thorn BRC 1580

Here is some more detail on the cabinet repairs on the set, as I pointed out the tuner mounts were broken off, I was able to carefully remove the aluminum escutcheon and then fit two M5 countersunk ny...

In forum Black & White Television

9 months ago
RE: New find Thorn BRC 1580

I thought I'd give a quick update on this as I'm waiting for some parts to arrive. There was some cabinet damage, the fixings for the tuner had broken off also one of the CRT mounts had broken, I'm wo...

In forum Black & White Television

9 months ago
RE: New find Thorn BRC 1580

I cleared the no sound fault on my set, it was VT9 BE open like the rest, that caused HT5 to increase to about 30V, a replacement restored it to about 22V. However now VT2 has joined its compatriots a...

In forum Black & White Television

9 months ago
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