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DarthKermit
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  #1500081 26-Feb-2016 18:26
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blakamin:

 

I want analog back!

 

 

 

(my car has a TV and I can't use it) :(

 

 

All you need is an inverter and a freeview box in the car to make it work. laughing


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  #1500087 26-Feb-2016 18:30
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DarthKermit:

 

blakamin:

 

I want analog back!

 

 

 

(my car has a TV and I can't use it) :(

 

 

All you need is an inverter and a freeview box in the car to make it work. laughing

 

 

 

 

You must have never seen BMW wiring! yell


 
 
 
 


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  #1500088 26-Feb-2016 18:37
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blakamin:

 

You must have never seen BMW wiring! yell

 

 

RF out and tune the car to ch 3 ;)





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Growing up in Holland it was normal that you could receive foreign TV with an aerial as the borders are very close

 

So when I grew up in the 80's we had:

 

1 - Netherlands 1
2 - Netherlands 2
3 - Netherlands 3 (was added later)
4 - Belgium 1 (BRT1)
5 - Belgium 2 (BRT2)
6 - Germany 1 (ARD)
7 - Germany 2 (ZDF)

 

Somewhere around 1990 cable was switched on and the amount of channels was expanded to around 25.

 

It was ground breaking because we could suddenly receive English speaking channels such as BBC, CNN and EuroSport

 

Around the same time several European countries built TV studios in Luxembourg. Luxembourg was the only European country that allowed commercial TV at that time, and they built a massive transmitter station which could broadcast their signals across Europe. This triggered the birth of RTL.
RTL stands for Radio Télé Luxembourg and now has many channels all across Europe, albeit in different languages (Netherlands, Germany, France, etc.)

 

 

 

 





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  #1500101 26-Feb-2016 19:16
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My parents had an Ultimate Vid-Matic with the type of rotary channel knob that others have described above. It had a wireless remote control with two buttons - one cycled through several different volume settings, and the other changed channels by activating a motor in the rotary channel selector.

 

I also remember when TV3 launched in 1989. It was great having Philip Sherry and Dougal Stevenson back on the telly for a little while.


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  #1500110 26-Feb-2016 19:28
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My old man had some real small Philips and a HMV b&w, both on rabbit ears.

 

Lived in Wilton (he liked to say we were in Wadestown). Great reception. :/

 

He also used to bring a VCR home from work once a month.

 

 

 

I remember my uncles Philips K9. Was amazing! It was like WOW! And they had a COMPUTER!

 

 

 

I used to sit at my old mans office after school and play with DOS on the secretary's PCs.

 

I begged for a vic20 but no go. 

 

Just wondering where I'd be today if he gave me a chance.

 

Oh well, left home at 15, became a spray painter. :D

 

 


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  #1500111 26-Feb-2016 19:31
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"thank you very much for your kind donation"

 

Being allowed to stay up until midnight watching the Telethon on our Phillips K9. Those were the days.

 

I still remember our first VHS system. It was a phillips stereo Low-Fi unit. Required a monster 5 pin din to connect the stereo audio. In the days of shocking audio, Low-Fi stereo was the worst! lol


 
 
 
 


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  #1500112 26-Feb-2016 19:34
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HotDogBreath:

 

"thank you very much for your kind donation"

 

Being allowed to stay up until midnight watching the Telethon on our Phillips K9. Those were the days.

 

 

I actually went to a telethon once at Avalon! People I rented a room off were working security. I think I was 16-17, so about 87-88.

 

 


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  #1500146 26-Feb-2016 19:56
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ScuL:

 

Growing up in Holland it was normal that you could receive foreign TV with an aerial as the borders are very close

 

So when I grew up in the 80's we had:

 

1 - Netherlands 1
2 - Netherlands 2
3 - Netherlands 3 (was added later)
4 - Belgium 1 (BRT1)
5 - Belgium 2 (BRT2)
6 - Germany 1 (ARD)
7 - Germany 2 (ZDF)

 

Somewhere around 1990 cable was switched on and the amount of channels was expanded to around 25.

 

It was ground breaking because we could suddenly receive English speaking channels such as BBC, CNN and EuroSport

 

Around the same time several European countries built TV studios in Luxembourg. Luxembourg was the only European country that allowed commercial TV at that time, and they built a massive transmitter station which could broadcast their signals across Europe. This triggered the birth of RTL.
RTL stands for Radio Télé Luxembourg and now has many channels all across Europe, albeit in different languages (Netherlands, Germany, France, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You forgot about the pirates who used to modify VCRs and use them to break into the cable to show illegal films and broadcast threats to each other. 

 

 





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  #1500156 26-Feb-2016 20:17
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Living in Taranaki in the 90's and only having TV 1,2 and 3. When rugby rights were purchased by Sky there was a big uproar that Sky UHF was not available in Taranaki and took a campaign incl the local MP getting involved to have them expand into the naki. There was also for a while a community funded UHF repeater installed at Dawson Falls to get TAB trackside repeated from the Manawatu.

 

Even when TV4 launched there was upset in the local paper about Taranaki being missed out


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  #1500169 26-Feb-2016 20:50
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Sunday night: Radio With Pictures followed by Sunday Horror.

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  #1500180 26-Feb-2016 21:12
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South Africa in the early 80's.

Only one channel (though we went straight to colour), and even then only between 5 and 7 pm so many hours watching the 'test channel' picture on my dads colour COMPUTER monitor via a video machine (also had a long wired remote - play pause and ffw were the only buttons AFAIK)

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  #1500187 26-Feb-2016 21:39
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I still have my VHF antenna still up, it hasn't been doing anything since 2010, so could use it as a antenna for radio. Or then take it down?


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  #1500194 26-Feb-2016 21:57
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Rikkitic:

 

ScuL:

 

Growing up in Holland ...

 

1 - Netherlands 1
2 - Netherlands 2
3 - Netherlands 3 (was added later)
4 - Belgium 1 (BRT1)
5 - Belgium 2 (BRT2)
6 - Germany 1 (ARD)
7 - Germany 2 (ZDF)

 

... 

 

 

 

 You forgot about the pirates who used to modify VCRs and use them to break into the cable to show illegal films and broadcast threats to each other. 

 

 

 

I suspect I'm a little older than my two fellow ex-pats.  I only recall having access to 1,2 and 4 in the list above.  47 years on there was a show called De Fabeltjeskrant I watched regularly as a toddler.  Then the movie came out and my mum took me to see it at the cinema...and it was in COLOUR.  I was absolutely blown away. 





= > ÷

 

 


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  #1500213 26-Feb-2016 22:46
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Our first VCR was a Grundig V2000 which allowed you to turn the tapes over and record on both sides for double the length, like music tapes. You could get up to 8 hours on one tape I think.

 

It also had really good pause, picture search and slow mo without the sound lines that plagued the early VHS/Beta machines.






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