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Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   2/22/2013 6:53:47 PM
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That is too funny. I thought that all over the air TV went digital a few years ago, but you have a nice picture on your little set. Do you still have some local stations broadcasting in analog or did you sneak a converter box in behind it? In any case, that's a very cool TV and would pair up quite well with the old Timex Sinclair 1000 that I have. I had thought it was broken, but it turns out the antenna input on my TV is non-functional, as is the wall bug for the Sinclair. The end result of that is that I don't really know if it's working or not. One of these days I'll figure it out and if it works, I'll send it off and you can see how retro-futuristic the combination looks.

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Max The Magnificent   2/22/2013 9:17:56 PM
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In fact this was a VHF feed through a cable at the TV repair shop -- my next blog is going to pose the question as to how I get this working in my office ... look for my blog on Monday...

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kfield   2/22/2013 11:15:35 PM
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Great story Max. Sad to say, a TV repair shop (maybe the last one in Boston) just closed down. I wonder how well yours is doing?

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David Ashton   2/23/2013 10:25:25 PM
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Things like bunny ears, knobs and ferrite rods are getting short and hats off to Mock for keeping things like this. Someone gave me a non-working 40" plasma TV not long ago and I was pretty sure it was just some bulging electrolytics were to blame. They were 680uF 400V I think, and short squat little rascals (as Max would say) to fit in under some framework. Do you think I could find anything comparable anywhere? Eventually I gave up and chucked it. As everyone does these days.... So I can understand why the repair shops are going under.

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:29:07 PM
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Hi Karen -- I'm afraid to say that it's barely limping along -- it's really sad -- the owner is a real nice guy but very (painfully) shy -- the first time I was in there (years ago now) I had a technical question and his wife (in the front) said that she'd try to get him out but he wouldn't talk much -- but we ended up getting on together really well. All he knows is repairing TVs -- I think he learned most of it from his dad (now no longer with us) -- I don;t know what the/they will do as time goes by...

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:30:05 PM
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Hi David -- next time you need something like that let me know -- it will give me an excuse to go down to Mock again :-)

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IDontUseTheForumSoWhyAmIForc   2/25/2013 4:32:09 PM
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For some reason only this came to mind: Meet Clive Jetson, His boy Elroy, Daughter Judy, Gina, his wife If only I could remember the sound effects between the lyrics :)

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FrankCF   2/25/2013 5:36:14 PM
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My father had one of those, it was yellow. In the mid 70s he was going to throw it out so I took it. I took the case off and used it to make the 'glass teletype' from Don Lancaster's article in Radio Electronics.

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David Ashton   2/25/2013 9:12:16 PM
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When I was about 12 my folks gave me a Panasonic ball radio - very cool.... http://www.transistor.org/collection/panasonic/panasonic3.html Unfortunately a "friend" once "borrowed" it and I never saw it again. Memo to self - neither a borrower nor a lender be.....

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Max The Magnificent   2/26/2013 5:45:43 PM
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Do you still have your "Glass Teletype"?

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