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RE: Philips TVette (11TG190AT)

Today I had several hours of playtime so decided to complete the transplant. Que the Dr Kildare music....(shows my age)! First I replaced the two pre-sets mentioned in the post above. The old PCB was...

In forum Black & White Television

3 weeks ago
RE: Philips 462

Update: I finished the set today. Lockdown may be a pain but at least it gives you a chance to spend longer on projects. Every cloud etc....! So it was mainly cabinet work, a good clean up, refit the ...

In forum Radio

4 weeks ago
RE: Philips 462

Posted by: @turretslug I like the "Venetian blind" glass scaling on the HMV 1121 and its export brethren but I wonder how many of them also got broken over the years.I have/had both those versions ...

In forum Radio

2 months ago
RE: Philips 462

Update: Not very much more to add. A few problems showed up during initial testing. The first was that the ECH21 frequency changer wasn't always lighting up. Waggling the valve made it work. The cure ...

In forum Radio

2 months ago
RE: Philips 462

Ah well that's the way the cookie crumbles as they say....never mind, I have FIRST SOUND!! Tonight I bodged in some 47uF 400V caps....Note to anyone following this....the smoothing capacitors DO NOT r...

In forum Radio

2 months ago
JVC/Ferguson HR3300/3V22 Clock Rebuild

Hi All, Thought I would describe how I have repaired two of my clock modules on my Ferguson 3V22's Faulty Clock DisplayAttachment:Clock Display.jpgThe display unclips from the front of the machine...

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

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

There is here I think, a very real danger of "Opticus Rosa Tintum". At a time when people worked in lethal occupations with scant regard for safety. Occupational health problems were rife, and medical...

In forum General Tech Discussion

2 months ago
RE: Rhetorical Question: Are Old TV's Going to get Banned as a Result

As the neighbour stated, the couple were away on holiday last month, and the problem was still in evidence during their absence, plus, even with the telly being dumped, the problem is still present, a...

In forum General Tech Discussion

2 months ago
RE: Thames TV: did they have mobile VTR units and wireless mics in early 70s?

I was impressed (as someone who once prepared various signal distribution and routing equipment to go into scanners for a now defunct company) that A Smith of Great Bentley is still in business today....

In forum Broadcast Equipment and Trade Talk

3 months ago
RE: Thames TV: did they have mobile VTR units and wireless mics in early 70s?

The big problem is that they can suffer from terrifying levels of corrosion. I've heard tales of an ex-BBC unit where there was major concerns that if any of the equipment doors were opened, the vehic...

In forum Broadcast Equipment and Trade Talk

3 months ago
RE: Sobell T21

The set arrives in the workshop having been collected from Dereham in Norfolk this afternoon. The set was always local to Dereham, so I would expect to find biscuits for Ch3 Tacolneston and Ch11 Mendl...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: 1963 Ever-Ready experimental all-transistor TV set.

@turretslug Back in the 1950s, David Brown Tractors offered "NiFe" batteries on any of their electric start models. These batteries were said to be the best that money could buy, and could outlast any...

In forum Black & White Television

6 months ago
RE: 1963 Ever-Ready experimental all-transistor TV set.

Here's the set operating from eight ordinary AA dry cells, in fact the set will work with only five cells. It is my intention to make up a proper battery pack for the set. After all, that was the inte...

In forum Black & White Television

6 months ago
RE: Cap & Board Swappers Nightmare; Component Level Debugging!

Well, there was always my repair on the Tektronix TSG271 PSU thread, and the tale of the Sony 'ghetto blaster' whose crackling on one channel turned out to be a faulty 'via' on the double-sided PCB...

In forum General Tech Discussion

6 months ago
51 years ago
RE: 1963 Ever-Ready experimental all-transistor TV set.

Hi Peter, the regulation is pretty good. It's safe to say that there is no noticeable changes to the picture geometry between supply voltages 9 to 12 volts. In fact the set is still usable on 6.5 volt...

In forum Black & White Television

8 months ago
RE: 1963 Ever-Ready experimental all-transistor TV set.

The attachments show the latest results. Noteworthy is the very low power consumption which varies between 0.25 to 0.3amp. Receiver will perform on supply voltages between 8 to 12volts. ...

In forum Black & White Television

8 months ago
RE: Display module repair (IFR A-8000 Spectrum analyser)

I'm pleased to say that that the analyser is working now.Attachment:It lives.jpgJim

In forum Test Equipment

8 months ago
RE: Wanted Sony Trinitron Convergence strips

Sadly no longer as I got rid of all my scrap boards and what not several years ago. I did used to save these strips from the gash tubes of later Sony sets (there were quite a few!!!) as some sets were...

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

9 months ago
1963 Ever-Ready experimental all-transistor TV set.

From the December 1964 Practical Television magazine an article titled "Vision of the future"Attachment:ER_TV_TV1.jpgAttachment:ER_TV_PT.jpgFrom the description about the set we learn that the ...

In forum Black & White Television

9 months ago
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