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How It Was: Watching the test card on TV

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SteveD_Aus
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SteveD_Aus   1/30/2012 9:33:49 PM
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What surprises me is that your BBC test pattern is different to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission)one that we had. The style of your TV also caught my eye, although the picture is a lot more square than I remember. Some of those TVs had a square flat pane of glass in front of a decidedly un-square picture tube. My cousin once pulled the internals out of an old B&W TV to make an impressive two-story mouse house behind that glass pane.

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David Ashton   1/30/2012 9:14:39 PM
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Not bad Max....but don't give up your day job just yet.....

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Max The Magnificent   1/30/2012 8:54:46 PM
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Hey, I meant to ask -- do you like my sketch of the old TV and test card?

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Max The Magnificent   1/30/2012 8:51:53 PM
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Something else I remember is that, following the last news program at 10:00pm (or was it 9:00pm? ... I was in bed by then), just before they stopped broadcasting for the night, the TV company would play the National Anthem, and all of the adults would stand up for it. Someone told me that they used to do this in America also. Actually, now I come to think about it, they used to play the National Anthem at the cinema (movie theater) before the start of the films -- once again everyone would stand up for it...

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