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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Phil Allison, Nov 19, 2013.

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  1. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    only two more weeks of analogue TV broadcasting in Sydney.

    It started in 1956 in the valve era and went colour in 1976.

    57 years in all - served us pretty damn well, I'd say.

    Most would have been watching the digital signals for a long time by now,
    either with STBs or new flat screens.

    Its a shame to see it go out with a whimper, like it is about to.

    My flat screen includes an analogue tuner, so I sometimes go to one of the
    old signals to check for ghosting and any RFI on the band. Can't do that
    with a digital TV signal.

    Think I might make Monday, December 2nd special by watching analogue all

    Unless of course that means I miss a favourite program ....

    .... Phil
  2. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Can you easily wash it out to B&W for the full nostalgia kick?

    Perhaps even continuous runs of "I Love Lucy" may do the trick.

    Good luck with that Phil :)


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  3. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Don McKenzie"
    ** No way was it ever "I love Lucy" for me !!

    The "Micky Mouse Club" & "Hopalong Cassidy" is more like it.

    Then " The Cisco Kid " ( Hey Pancho, hey Cisco !! )

    Plus "Rifleman", "Have Gun Will Travel" and " Sugarfoot".

    Years later, I moved on to the harder, iconoclastic stuff:

    "Rocky & Bullwinkle", " Boris & Natasha, " Addams Family ",
    "The Munsters " and " Get Smart".

    The road to ruination of my suburban Catholic upbringing was
    further compounded by Graham Kennedy presenting
    "In Melbourne Tonight" and then the biting satire of the
    "The Mavis Bramston Show" .

    But the *final straw* was when I uncovered my elder brother's
    hidden collection of ................

    " Mad Magazine " !!!!!!!

    What damn fool said the soft stuff does'nt lead to the harder stuff ???

    .... Phil
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