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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Tim Kettring, Jun 23, 2004.

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  1. Tim Kettring

    Tim Kettring Guest

    Name this old TV show :

    "Do not adjust your TV set , we control the vertical , we control the
    horizontal "
  2. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Guest

    The Outer Limits.. and they're still producing & airing a new version of
    that show

  3. A relativley new TV show, indeed -- even the First Incarnation.
    Name _this_ old TV show:
    "When you go down in the woods today....."

    I remember TV before B&W. It was just B.
  4. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    I sure hope they change the opening bit...

    I can just hear todays young folks... "what's vertical?"
    "what's horizontal?"

  5. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    The teddy bears picnic....

  6. Art

    Art Guest

    Hey Mate: the line was "We control the vertical, We control the horizontal"
    then the raster would fade away to a white spot in the centre of a black
    Personally I liked the TV version of Amos and Andy, or Davey Crocket "King
    of the Wild Frontier". Duh dating myself again!!
  7. Tim Kettring

    Tim Kettring Guest

    Thanks . I didnt even know that about new ones . I will try to catch it on
    my girlfriends cable :)
  8. Jeff Wiseman

    Jeff Wiseman Guest

    And what's that dot in the middle of the screen? :)

    We have a little RCA 12 inch B&W set that we occasionally use.
    One of the neighbor kids asked what was wrong with it...

    - Jeff
  9. That was the name of the _song_ , yes.
    What was the name of the TV show?
    (I watched it on a 7 or 8 inch Dumont.)

  10. Tim Perry

    Tim Perry Guest

    now it would be "we control ALL your remotes" or "we can microwave your
    popcorn on the coffie table" or maybe "we can make your Cuisinart play rap
  11. I can just see "The TV Tech From The Outer Limits!".
  12. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest


    Darn, now I'm gonna be awake all night trying to
    remember :)

    I remember listening to it (the song)on the radio
    and singing along when I was a kid... I remember
    playing it on a 45 and singing along with each
    of my daughters... and playing it on a cassette
    and singing along with each of my grand daughters...

    Now they're too old, but the Good Lord willing
    perhaps I'll yet get to play it on a CD and sing
    along with great grandkids...

    But for the life of me can't remember ever
    hearing it on TV. Maybe a show not seen in

    If you like, feel free to send me an email and
    I'll send you something back, provided you can
    accept 3 or 4 meg attachments.

    Take care.

  13. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hurts, eh? :)

    My grand daughter invited a few of her friends
    to join us at the lake for a weekend. One of
    them (a bit older, I'd guess perhaps 16) looked
    at a turntable, and asked me "if that was what they
    used to call a record player in the olden days" :)

    Take care.

  14. Jim Adney

    Jim Adney Guest

    The Outer Limits

  15. Jim Adney

    Jim Adney Guest

    Not sure if I'm making the right connection here, but was that,
    "Klukla, Fran, & Ollie"?

  16. BaggySac

    BaggySac Guest

    My son had a party with his friends and my jukeboxes and they were all
    talking about how these things played the black cd's! LOL.
  17. OK. Now the problem with remembering Very Olde Stuff is that one
    has to rely on a Very Olde Rememory...

    IIRC, it was called "Big John and Sparky."
    circa. 1948, or 1949, or 1950 for me.
    (I was in Germany 1951-1955...)

  18. Jeff Wiseman

    Jeff Wiseman Guest

    Yea, better remind him that they were actually 45's and they are
    a little bigger than the CDs.

    Actually it doesn't bother me too much since I'm an engineer and
    love to explain things. The kids usually end up regretting that
    they said anything :)

    - Jeff
  19. A friend of mine showed his son (aged 7 or 8 or so) some coal:

    "What's that, Dad?"
    "A piece of coal"
    "What's it for?"
  20. JURB6006

    JURB6006 Guest

    On a similar note, what age were you when you learned how to tell time ? It's
    getting older and older.

    Thinking about it, when VCRs are out and it's all DVD, DVR, TIVO and DVD
    burner, there will be generations that never heard of recording tape.

    BTW, does anyone know what hapened to that online museum of video, the one that
    shows the Ampex job and the English built thing on which the tape whizzed along
    (did not have rotary heads) ? I thought it was pretty cool.

    Anyway, another generation or two will have never seen a CRT.

    In case you want to know my age, well I cut my teeth on a CTC25, I found the
    bad grommet connection that went bad and caused loss of filament voltage to the
    pair of 6GU7s that were the -Y amps and the blanker. This was before I ever had
    a job, but after my grandfather couldn't find the problem. No we weren't TV
    techs, but we never called one. The type of people who fix things for

    A far cry from today. Remember those Star Treks in which aliens had forgotten
    how to fix the machine left by their ancestors ? Kinda prophetic in a way.I
    swear I know people who do not know how to change a tire.

    BTW-"There is nothjing wrong with your television set, do not adjust the

    We will control the vertical, we will control the horizontal.

    We can _____________ to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity.

    We back and for the next hour we will control all that you see and hear.

    ____________ that reaches from the inner mind to the outer limits."

    I also remember the original name of the street in Cleveland that they renamed
    to Marti Luther King Jr Blvd.

    Forget the two cents, I'm too old to enjoy it anyway.

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