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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:11:25 PM on 28 February 2015.
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On a recent trip to Canberra, I saw this TV in the National Sound and Film Archives.
It is a B&W Kriesler with an LCD Monitor fitted behind the safety glass.

I guess that this is better than having a fish tank installed. At least this looks like a TV. The colour picture and the screen ratio error give it away.

By the way. in about 1986, I was working in a TV repair shop, when a customer who had a B&W set with lovely cabinet commissioned us to change it into a colour TV. Perhaps, there is still out there somewhere. A big Kriesler with a huge Greatz chassis fitted. Delta tube, convergence panel, and ultrasonic remote control.

Kriesler LCD Television


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:26:42 PM on 28 February 2015.
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Yes, definitely better than a fish tank.

Image is Leonard Teale in something or other.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 2:20:46 PM on 1 March 2015.
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A fairly young Leonard Teale by the looks, certainly before his part in Bushranger, a picture I have on Betamax tape somewhere but incomplete unfortunately.

I agree on the fish tank too, this is much better although most mods like this fail - this one hasn't because the LCD screen is behind the outer layer of glass that early sets came with and this keeps the look a bit more genuine. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 3:14:05 PM on 1 March 2015.
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Teale has one of those faces that never looked young to me. He was born in 1922, so by the time Homicide hit the TV screen he was in his 40s.

He was the brother of Neville Thiele, famous for his part in the Thiele/Small parameters for loudspeaker design.


 
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In Bushranger he was sporting sideburns, that probably made him look older.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:25:34 PM on 2 March 2015.
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That looks like whatever that was made was towards the end of his life as he died in 1994.

I liked him when he was in Homicide as that was one of my all time favourite television programs.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:32:40 PM on 2 March 2015.
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The thing I remember about Homicide was its poor (muffled) quality audio in the early series. For some reason or other a guy who used to work for Crawford productions once gave a talk at our school and I recall asking him why the comparatively poor audio. The guy explained it, but I cannot remember his answer now.

I used to like Teale in Consider Your Verdict where he often played a barrister:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF5Uz9_HLoY.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 11:30:49 AM on 11 March 2015.
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That looks woeful. LCD conversions are only marginally better than fishtanks; quite apart from possible ratio errors and the colour, the look of the image in black and white is different, and you also junk all the vintage Australian-designed insides. It's sad that a museum could do something like this. I assume that the display card in the corner is an apology!


 
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