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.
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.
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...
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.
When I was about 12 my folks gave me a Panasonic ball radio - very cool....
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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