I found this Super 80s pocket TV.

It's a 1984 Vintage Citizen Pocket TV model: 03TA-OA and it seems so horribly compromised and useless as a device.

Any idea what these connectors are?

The bottom ones, I mean.

Labeled "video" and "RF"

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It's 55" on it's smallest side, and weighs 1000lbs.

I dunno how we're gonna move it, and it won't fit through the doors, but we'll figure it out.

Hey someone who hasn't been awake since for 16 hours double check me please:

This says it runs at 110 - 240 volts, 50 hz, right?

Which means I'll need a power transformer to take me from 60 hz to 50 hz, but I won't actually need to change the supplied voltage from US single phase power?

Does that make sense? I feel like it doesn't, but i can't figure out why.

Here are some pictures and illustrations of various versions of this TV.

I'm *really* pumped about it.

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HD broadcasting in 1948!

earlytelevision.org/grammont.h

The sets were 4:3 of course, but basically they were 4:3 720i black and white.

(in practice it was actually more like 816×736 px vs 720's 960×720, but also it was analog so the minor differences were probably lost anyway.)

The standard was used in to the 80s, but I'm having a really hard time finding any information about it.

If you're french, and you know what this was called in france, please let me know!

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Here's a picture of the kind of TV camera I picked up (though not of *the* TV camera I picked up.)

It's a postwar camera, and probably came out of a DuMont affiliate. It's likely been in storage since in the mid-50s.

There's a small chance it'll work when it gets here, and if it does it will become the central camera in my ongoing video production saga.

I can't wait to start releasing some stuff.

Also, when I say I "have internet" please take that with a massive grain of salt.

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Some more info about the broadcast history of Space Patrol:

The half hour broadcast started on ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

The radio show started some time in September of 1950. The weekly half hour show (produced by ABC) started on Dec 30 1950 (so, really, 1951)

Only the radio episodes from 51 and later are still in existence, and the earlier ones were probably Live only, and never saved anywhere.

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3) i have a new toy. I'll post more pictures when I am at the maker space tomorrow, but here is one (I hope.)

This is the hisense "eink" tablet that launched recently.

I'm going to do a few posts about it now.

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