|[AMRadio] Cheater cords|
k4kyv at charter.net
Fri Nov 16 19:05:33 EST 2007
Of course, to-day there is no longer any such thing as a TV repair shop.
How many are still in business in your area?
WATSA John, WA5BXO?
The throw-away TV's have a much longer mean time between failures than the
older sets. My mother's old set, which was all solid state except for the
crt is about 30 years old. It has outlasted her by about 20 years. It
still works great, and has never given any trouble except that some of the
cheap plastic knobs and switches have broken off from mechanical fatigue.
You have to use a nail or similar object to press the remains of the on/off
switch, but it works once you turn it on. The picture quality is actually
better than that of our modern set (also CRT). What I dislike most about it
is the shape of old fashioned picture tube whose screen crops off the image
with rounded corners. Our newer TV displays the full rectangular image as
it is transmitted.
Now, if I could only find something worth watching on the damn thing.
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