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Trev
05-09-2010, 10:45 AM
http://users.actrix.co.nz/trevw//1-24-2010_002.JPG
A 1964 Philips 26" B+W TV. This is from a scanned slide.
:)

pctek
05-09-2010, 11:21 AM
Someones first TV

johcar
05-09-2010, 11:27 AM
http://users.actrix.co.nz/trevw//1-24-2010_002.JPG
A 1964 Philips 26" B+W TV. This is from a scanned slide.
:)

We had the exact same model TV. I think it got tossed in the early 80's. Was still going perfectly (no colour TV these days would last as long - especially a Philips!), but we were amazed by how real colour TV made everything.

Terry Porritt
05-09-2010, 11:38 AM
Someones first TV

Around1951 I bought an incomplete baseboard mounted scanning disc TV for half a crown from a second hand shop in B'ham. Mechanically they were clever devices, picture synchronisation was by means of a sort of cogged wheel mounted on the disc spindle with electromagnets around it receiving pulses from a power amplifier. Sync pulses were transmitted along with the audio and video signals, all in shortwave band.

A neon lamp behind the disc provided an extremely feeble amount of light.

Edit: They were the sort of device any electronic handyman could knock up in his shed. F J Camm wrote a how to do it yourself book in the 1930s.

johcar
05-09-2010, 12:09 PM
But I guess all you could receive was Coronation St...

:pf1mobmini:

Trev
05-09-2010, 12:22 PM
We had the exact same model TV. I think it got tossed in the early 80's. Was still going perfectly (no colour TV these days would last as long - especially a Philips!), but we were amazed by how real colour TV made everything.
They were also sold as a rebadged HMV or the other way round.
:pf1mobmini:

R2x1
05-09-2010, 02:50 PM
Those old TVs gave far better weather too. They didn't seem as good as the modern sets at showing murders and serious assaults though.

Many different manufacturers had a wide variety of sets with Phillips innards.

QW.
05-09-2010, 03:22 PM
Bet that TV was expensive?

lakewoodlady
05-09-2010, 09:04 PM
In 1959 I was 12 and went to my cousin's in Auckland from New Plymouth on the train. My uncle had built his own TV (he worked for General Electrics). I remember watching News, Cricket and Felix the cat!
My dad got a Phillips TV in 1968 and I remember watching the delayed coverage of the moon landing in '69. Black and white of course.

LL

goodiesguy
05-09-2010, 11:29 PM
http://users.actrix.co.nz/trevw//1-24-2010_002.JPG
A 1964 Philips 26" B+W TV. This is from a scanned slide.
:)

What year is that picture from?

It is in extremely good condition. When i first looked at it, i thought it was from this year and the tv was like just sitting in your house.

But then i looked closer and noticed that its an old Photo

Trev
06-09-2010, 12:17 AM
Early 70s.
:)

goodiesguy
06-09-2010, 12:24 AM
looked early 70's

gary67
06-09-2010, 07:51 AM
My dad got a Phillips TV in 1968 and I remember watching the delayed coverage of the moon landing in '69. Black and white of course.

LL

Wow a magic TV showed stuff before it happened :eek:

BBCmicro
06-09-2010, 10:20 AM
Our TV in 1970. Admiral 26"

('Valor' kerosene heater on left. Readers Digests in bookcase)

Trev
06-09-2010, 10:29 AM
Yes, seen those TVs and heaters before and the RDs.
:)