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Postby Bazza » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:18 pm

The Telcan...

http://homepages.tesco.net/wisecracker/public/VTR.GIF

Note:- British!

And long before my N1500 days...
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Postby johnhudson » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:47 pm

Not just that; I can remember back to a cinema style TV which projected the image onto a projector screen to overcome the limitations of the tiny tubes. Admittedly it was second hand when I saw it as TV screens were beginning to get to 17 and even 19 inch at the time.
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Postby towy71 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:09 pm

we had a 15" telly for the coronation in 1953 which lasted until 1961 with a converter box on top so that we could get ITV, woohoo two channels :roll:
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Postby drws » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:30 pm

The Telcan Advert wrote:For video recording, the tape runs at 120in./sec

That's 10 feet of tape per second :shock:
I'd need over 35,000 feet of tape to record one episode of Lost.

How much tape do I need to archive a blu-ray on one of these?

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Postby nelz » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:43 pm

towy71 wrote:we had a 15" telly for the coronation in 1953 which lasted until 1961


They knew how to throw a ceremony in those days :D
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Postby Bazza » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:58 pm

How about this then eh!

http://homepages.tesco.net/wisecracker/ ... RTYTM1.JPG

The record is disk 1 of 5 of Rachmaninovs 2nd Piano Concerto.
Pianist Rachmaniov himself...

Yep, you guessed it, I do own some junk... ;o)

Or this "Digital" PWM device... :oD

http://homepages.tesco.net/wisecracker/public/X20.JPG

Ever heard of Sinclair Power for audio power output ratings?

Well this is it in a nutshell... ROTFL...

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Postby towy71 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:19 pm

nelz wrote:
towy71 wrote:we had a 15" telly for the coronation in 1953 which lasted until 1961


They knew how to throw a ceremony in those days :D

well obviously I meant the telly not the coronation, but I could crown you nelz :P
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Postby RedWillow » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:52 pm

towy71 wrote:
nelz wrote:
towy71 wrote:we had a 15" telly for the coronation in 1953 which lasted until 1961


They knew how to throw a ceremony in those days :D

I could crown you nelz :P


If it took eight years to crown the queen, how long will it take to crown nelz? :?
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Postby ollie » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:00 am

Nah ... that's actually when I was born :!:
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Postby linuxgirlie » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:48 pm

I found this the other day:

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and I thought my parents paid a lot for my first computer!

:shock: (about £2500 if anyone is interested...in 1998)
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:10 pm

In this thread: we post pictures of our first computers and get all teary-eyed:

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Postby towy71 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:41 pm

I still have one of those Mike and a Spectrum+2, that's aside from the 8086, 286 and 486. My 486SX with 2Mb Ram and a 60Mb hard drive running Ms-Dos 5 and Win 3.1 cost £1200 quid.
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Postby catgate » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:59 pm

My first computer was a Sinclair ZX 81 plugged into a B&W portable telly and a Cassette recorder.
It sat on a table in the corner of my office and I struggled for weeks, on and off, in spare moments, trying to write a programme in basic to calculate standard deviations. I did it the end.
We had a Texas Statistical calculator that was on its last legs, and it was the thought of going back to manual calculations that drove me on.

Prior to that I had, and still have, one of these:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYsOi6L_Pw4

.....a truly wonderful thing.
Oh, sod it.
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:02 pm

towy71 wrote:My 486SX with 2Mb Ram and a 60Mb hard drive running Ms-Dos 5 and Win 3.1 cost £1200 quid.


And it's still useful today, thanks to MikeOS! ;-)

I only stayed with the Acorn for a couple of years before getting a Speccy +2A. That's when it all really kicked off for me.

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Postby Ram » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:04 pm

My first encounter with computing Mattel Aquarius. Then I progressed to an Atari STFM/STE.

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