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Old 26-04-2013, 16:41
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I remember getting one for xmas it was a portable b&w with a telescopic ariel that would run off 12 volts in the event of a power cut. i think it was a phillips.

Do you remember the 1st tv you owned?
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Old 26-04-2013, 18:02
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Sorry for the digression and nostalgia............

Although not owned by me personally the first TV bought by a member of my family was a Cossor 929 in 1953 http://www.thevalvepage.com/dbase/cossor/926.jpg

The first TV my dad bought in 1954 was a Regentone 'Big15' http://www.thevalvepage.com/tvmanu/r.../regentone.htm

The first TV I actually owned (circa 1977) was a Bush CTV1122
http://www.oldtechnology.net/colour3.html#bushctv1122
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Old 26-04-2013, 20:05
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The first TV I actually owned (circa 1977) was a Bush CTV1122
http://www.oldtechnology.net/colour3.html#bushctv1122
Nice sets - I repaired LOAD'S of those over the years
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Old 26-04-2013, 23:36
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I remember getting one for xmas it was a portable b&w with a telescopic ariel
WHAT. Ariel is washing powder!!
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Old 27-04-2013, 01:46
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WHAT. Ariel is washing powder!!
You cleverly 'corrected' someone before on this simple error, but messed it up yourself...

post by Winston_1...
'That's because aerial is washing powder, an antique motor bike, the 4th moon of Uranus, or a BBC internal newspaper. Try an aerial instead!'

Give it a rest aye
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Old 27-04-2013, 02:41
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The 1st TV that I remember getting is the McMichael TV.
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:48
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You cleverly 'corrected' someone before on this simple error, but messed it up yourself...
It's a very common error, but it is important people know the right word.
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:40
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It's a very common error, but it is important people know the right word.
Unless you are going to correct every word that someone posts then it's not worth it......or are some words more or less important?
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:50
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Unless you are going to correct every word that someone posts then it's not worth it......or are some words more or less important?
Probably best just to use another word instead, like 'anntena'
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Old 28-04-2013, 00:27
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My first one was a Amstrad TV+VCR Combo. Can't remember the model.
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Old 28-04-2013, 01:09
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Mine was a Panasonic portable I got for Christmas in 85 for use with my Spectrum. I still have it in the spare room and it still works perfectly as well.
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Old 28-04-2013, 10:57
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Back in the 90s think mine were 2 Bush 14 inch portables.
I had one for games and the other for TV.
Then got this one

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z...0/Untitled.jpg

which was an Hitachi

I then had this

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1...27-h845/Tv.jpg

which was a fat 32 inch

Then this Samsung

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5...3793498335.jpg

Then this Toshiba 42 inch

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u...4022008234.jpg

I now use this 50 inch LG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R...419_165534.jpg

And this little 7 inch DVB TV

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5...812_202047.jpg
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Old 28-04-2013, 12:27
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My first was a Pye B&W portable with rotary tuner. Gran gave it me in the early 80s when she got a new colour one.

Programmed my first Spectrum game using that set.
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Old 28-04-2013, 13:02
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I went through a couple of hand me downs. A 20 inch Ferguson with a silver casing. Then the same TV but in a black case. Can't remember the models, but late 80's.

The first TV I bought was a 20 inch Nicam Hitachi in 1991.Dark Grey with speakers in the sides.
From Comet, cost me 259. Was still going till a few months ago, but did have to give it an Onslow clout recently to get the picture on. Was kept in a spare room and when I took it to the tip, had a tear in my eye.
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Old 28-04-2013, 13:21
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My first TV was a Grundig portable colour tv which I got about 1981 along with an Atari 2600. Best Christmas present ever, and mum and dad were still using it until a few years back in their gym in the back porch.
Hardy little set that was, and not many TV`s you get now will still be working well 30 years later.
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Old 28-04-2013, 15:47
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I had a couple of hand me downs but the first TV that I bought for myself was a 26" Toshiba Quadryl CRT.

I still have it to this day in my bedroom and it still works perfectly without a single breakdown in 25 years. They just don't build them like that anymore.
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Old 28-04-2013, 22:50
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I went through a couple of hand me downs. A 20 inch Ferguson with a silver casing. Then the same TV but in a black case. Can't remember the models, but late 80's.

The first TV I bought was a 20 inch Nicam Hitachi in 1991.Dark Grey with speakers in the sides.
From Comet, cost me 259. Was still going till a few months ago, but did have to give it an Onslow clout recently to get the picture on. Was kept in a spare room and when I took it to the tip, had a tear in my eye.
Would have been no need to bin it - if it just needs a clout to get it to work, then that's just dry joints. Any TV repairman could do that within 10 minutes of getting the back off.

Pity, that would have been a very rare set, I'm sure!
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Old 28-04-2013, 23:17
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My first TV personally was a Black and white Prinz portable, that I got in 1981 for my ZX81. It still works as well.
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Old 29-04-2013, 07:27
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A Pye Rambler 12 b&w set that had push button selection for channels felt so posh when my friends had to turn a rotary knob to change channels, had it hooked up to my ZX81 showing my age now upgraded to a remote control colour Hitachi of same size that still works!
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Old 29-04-2013, 14:58
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Philips 18 or 19" G8-chassis TV (unsure of the model number) with a 6-position rotary channel selector in place of the usual 3+3 Philips push-button layout. Discarded when the selector fell apart and we couldn't find another one (were told that the push-button selector would work but I don't believe that was true as they were physically different sizes).

TV service bloke seemed to think that this particular set was a Pye design rather than Philips, and was built around 1976.

Not the best picture quality or build, but it didn't give much trouble it must be said -- MUCH more reliable than the Ferguson Colourstar of a similar vintage we had downstairs, which went through three tubes in its ten or so year life.

Indeed I was convinced that four years was "about average" for a CRT tube, and was astonished when I realised that friends' Japanese TVs (Sanyo, Sony etc) were happily running for 10 or 15 years with as-new picture quality!
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:07
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A cheap Saisho 14" CRT from Dixons. It was actually bought for my F-in-law to have in hospital but when he came out we were moving into out first place so he donated it to us. It did ok until we could afford a big size telly then it was used as a spare around the family. The volume control wore so I unsoldered it and did a swap with the contrast pot. I also replaced the remote with a cheap programmable one that just had a few basic like buttons - on/off, volume +/- and channel up/down. It finally went in the skip at digital switch over having been lent out umpteen times. So must of had 25 plus years service all told.
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:33
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Philips 18 or 19" G8-chassis TV (unsure of the model number) with a 6-position rotary channel selector in place of the usual 3+3 Philips push-button layout. Discarded when the selector fell apart and we couldn't find another one (were told that the push-button selector would work but I don't believe that was true as they were physically different sizes).

TV service bloke seemed to think that this particular set was a Pye design rather than Philips, and was built around 1976.
The G8 was a Philips design - but as it was a small set, it might have been the CT200 which was a Pye design for small screens, and later than the G8's.
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Old 29-04-2013, 19:23
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The G8 was a Philips design - but as it was a small set, it might have been the CT200 which was a Pye design for small screens, and later than the G8's.
Possible. I've had a look at a couple of pictures of the CT200, and despite the right-hand side not matching our set (which was Philips branded) the general look and relative dimensions do look familiar. Also familiar are the tales of the picture on these sets being generally a bit crap -- ours did indeed have problems with focussing and flaring at high brightness (only cured by reducing the contrast right down).

This set did match the general interface of the G8 though -- pull-down six channel selector/tuner module, Philips slanted power button etc.
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Old 29-04-2013, 20:02
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Having looked into it a bit more, it's most likely that the set I owned was a Philips 570, which was indeed based on a later version of the Pye CT200.

Seems these sets aren't much loved by the industry, though as I say my particular set gave the Thorn Ferguson we had a sound thrashing in reliability terms. Wouldn't mind working out what that was actually -- 1976 (maybe 1977), 22", fake wood surround with mostly black plastic front, four vertical sliders (volume/brightness/contrast/colour), round silver on/off button, six small, round silver channel selectors in a horizontal row just numbered 1 through 6 (the 1 and 3 buttons had lost their latches so sprung out of the TV when changing channels), channel tuner pots around the back. Very washed out picture even with a brand-new tube, and the tubes themselves (Mazda-manufactured I believe) didn't last more than four years each.
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Old 29-04-2013, 21:33
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A B&W Sony portable back in 1973, cost a blooming fortune back then but worked really well and did the last time I tried it a few years ago (its in storage these days, has been for yonks).
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