View Full Version : Greetings from New Mex.

12-18-2015, 11:10 PM
Hello all! Glad to be here!

I am your not so typical TV/radio collector and audiophool. I've got a couple of classic TVs, an early front projection TV, and a few watchmans.

My real tube b&w TV is a 60s Motorola 19kw14wa with a ts-435 chassis. It was dead as a doornail when I got it, but I replaced a few resistors, capacitors, tubes, and got a picture:thmbsp:

I'm also a longtime member of Tapeheads and go by the same name there.

Electronic M
12-19-2015, 12:28 AM

That is a nice Motorola.

The set in the background looks to be a 70's color Magnavox, is that one tube or solidstate?

12-19-2015, 01:57 AM
The 70s Maggie is solid state (Chassis # T987-25) and has composite video and audio inputs/outputs and a weird "VTR" input. I have my old pro JVC VHS VCR plugged into the VTR input.

12-19-2015, 05:14 PM
Cool tv ! Nice to have you here !


12-19-2015, 07:33 PM
"VTR" is an abbreviation for videotape recorder. These were the forerunners of videocassette recorders. Home video recording did not really begin in earnest in this country until the early '70s, when VCRs became popular. VTRs were used mostly in closed-circuit TV systems and television stations in the '60s, especially on the West Coast where the programs from the networks' East Coast feed were taped for broadcast in the Pacific time zone, which is three hours earlier than the Eastern zone; for example, a program telecast at six p.m. EST would be taped by West Coast stations for telecast at six p. m. PST. A similar procedure is used in the Hawaiian Standard time zone, which is some ten hours earlier than EST.

12-22-2015, 08:17 AM

12-24-2015, 11:59 AM
Glad to have you here. That Motorola is very unique.

12-24-2015, 03:35 PM