malcscott wrote:The unswitched mains was a very bad idea
Cathovisor wrote: of my childhood memories of early colour, the people who owned Pye sets definitely had the best pictures
Wolfie wrote:I think there is also a 'familiarity' aspect.. if you work on a particular item regularly, you learn it's foibles and see it as no problem since you can understand it and fix it with little trouble.
Where if you only see one or two, each is a problem to be solved by analysis and testing each time.
I used to accept the 3000 series repairs because I had done loads, when other engineers ran away screaming "iechyd da" or similar I ended up sorting them.
nuvistor wrote:The Texas, think it was Texas, SN???? sound chip with a finned heat sink gave problems.
nuvistor wrote:No doubt there were other problems but I don't think they were any worse in general than other UK sets
nuvistor wrote: a frame fly back mod that came out to blank out Teletext at the top of the screen, probably some one has details.
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