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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:27:11 AM on 13 March 2016.
Weee Ben's Gravatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Hi all,

Is this HMV of any value? from 1968

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:08:25 PM on 13 March 2016.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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Yes, it is of some value but not a lot as the set is not very rare.

The nice thing about the late 1960's era TV's is they don't need much work to get them going and are fairly reliable.

The TV can still be used with a digital set top box, all that is needed is an RF converter which is fairly easy to find still.


 
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Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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RF converters used to be called Down Converters if I remember correctly.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:55:46 PM on 14 March 2016.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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I should have been more specific, I meant an RF modulator to convert composite video to analogue RF.

RF converters can come in lots of different forms including down converters and up converters.

Hopefully Weee Ben will let us know his plans for this TV. Surely someone would like it, if not, there are a lot of useful parts that need to be saved before the set is scrapped.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:54:18 PM on 14 March 2016.
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 Location: Kew, VIC
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Hi all,

This TV belongs to me. I asked Ben to put it up on here as I was having trouble registering to this forum last week. Apologies if this goes against the rules. I am an active user on a scraping forum with the same user name as this one.

I am based in Kew, Melbourne.

I really know very little about this TV sets, it hasn't been turned on or connected to a power supply and I am not really prepared to.

Ideally I am looking to sell this. I also have a His Master's Voice 68/2-55 Radio. Probably about the same age.

Any questions or direction would be appreciated.

Thanks


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:07:58 PM on 14 March 2016.
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Apologies if this goes against the rules.

It's not. Smile


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:15:41 PM on 14 March 2016.
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Ok, thanks, phew. Hahaha.

So is this a pretty common set?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 11:04:36 PM on 14 March 2016.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Nothing old is really common anymore from my perspective, picking up e-waste from homes.
Sure there's still a small percentage of older folk who have sets like this in the garage and forgotten about but the past 24 months has really cleaned up a lot of old tv's that people have been keeping.

even the oldies are starting to get the consumerism bug and discarding modern things as soon as there's a replacement, back in the day everyone kept stuff, working or not but now things are so cheap there's no point in trying to repair something.

I used to get an old tv every couple days, today it's one every 3 months, I think by the end of this year there won't be an old tv to go into landfill.

Just looking at the tv's i'm picking up now it's mostly plasma's, projection tv's dried up last year, many lcd's are being tossed out but plasma's seem to have the plague, which is a shame as they're not so old and many cost thousands to buy, what happened to the family tv that ran for 20 years?

technology is turning people into consumer freaks, like mobile phones, they make features that are only available on the latest tv so people are throwing 2 year old tv's out to keep up with the features.

It's probably too late now but if someone was clever enough and had the space, they should of kept all the projection tv's being thrown out, that's a technology that came and went in no time.
plasma's are history now too, I must admit they are heavy buggers compared to today's lcd's, I bought a new sony lcd, a big one and I could carry it out with one hand and think the box weighed as much as the tv.

so my point is, I think old crt's are really starting to vanish very quickly, by the time people realise this it will be too late to find them again, this hmv may not appear to be very rare but it's only because the market is small at the moment, people will want them when they can't find them anymore.

umm, what was my pioint? oh, yeah parts, it may be space consuming to keep tv's in storage but scrapping them out and keeping the entire circuitry isn't, and just wait when everyone wants retro tv's, having a big stock of parts will be a gold mine.


 
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