1968 Trader Journal wrote:At the moment most colour sets are bought for cash or on HP. The top echelon of society to whom a cheque of £350 is a mere bagatelle is the main market. As time goes on, it is expected the rental will take the lions share.
malcscott wrote:I thought Baird made them?
malcscott wrote:A bit of a rats nest i thought, Malc.
CrustyTV wrote:malcscott wrote:I thought Baird made them?
Baird ceased to exist way back Malc, long before the 60's. It was purely a badge name and was owned by Radio Rentals. RR designed the 700 series chassis.
Rebel Rafter wrote:Hi, from RR. Not only did the B&O hybrids cost a bit more than the G8's but the power consumption and therefore the running cost must've been nearly twice that of a G8, especially the 3400 110 degree model. They had TWO line o/p stages, two transformers, and two sets of o/p valves, and a valve EHT rectifier with no X-ray shielding which is needed at 25Kv. I got asked to fix a 3400 one once and I looked inside and said no chance, this needs to go to a B&O dealer. I didn't have anywhere enough experience at the time to take that thing on. And they had that oddball valve for the luminance o/p, a 12HG7 I think it was which was so hard to find anywhere. And over 100 transistors! They certainly should perform well with all that lot stuffed inside! RR.
TVJON74 wrote:I have a B&O 3400 in the 'to do pile' it certainly looks a scary prospect!
The luminance valve can be changed for something else (can't remember what) with a small modification, but it's in the manual.
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