FS: Professional grade TV pattern generator

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Christopher Des Clayes, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Anyone interested in a sophisticated TV pattern generator?

    Philips "PM5518 GTX +RGB" in full working order, a few minor cosmetic
    blemishes, with a photocopy of the operating manual.

    Frequency range 32-900MHz
    CCIR into PAL/SECAM or RTMA into NTSC
    Over 70 test pattern combinations
    FM stereo sound and second sound channel for PAL G
    External audio input facility
    Teletext signal for PAL G and PAL I (5 pages)
    Antiope for SECAM L (7 pages)
    External video input facility
    Microprocessor controlled with non-volatile memories for customizing
    test signals.

    RF output via BNC
    RGB outputs on SCART and multiple BNC sockets

    Photos and more tech specs available.

    Original cost when new several grand.

    Best offer over £300 will buy it.

    Situated in Milton Keynes, shipping/delivery to be agreed.
     
    Christopher Des Clayes, Nov 11, 2004
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  2. Christopher Des Clayes

    Ace Guest

    WTF's one of them then? And why would anyone here want it?
     
    Ace, Nov 11, 2004
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  3. It's a gadget.

    Some people like gadgets.

    HTH
     
    Christopher Des Clayes, Nov 11, 2004
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  4. Sometimes when I have a free Sunday.
     
    Christopher Des Clayes, Nov 11, 2004
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  5. Christopher Des Clayes wrote
    and it is worth **** all now.

    I'd come down by an order of magnitude if I were you.
     
    steve auvache, Nov 11, 2004
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  6. Do some research. It's a nice bit of kit that does everything you
    might need for analogue TV and for RGB monitors.

    The last one on Ebay that I could find was up to 930 dollars with a
    week to run. If no-one wants to pay £300+ for mine (and you could be
    charged that much to hire one short-term!) I'll keep it TYVM, but it
    doesn't get used very often. At the moment I'm sorting a VCR so it
    might come in handy, but that's unusual.

    I've got a few pieces of test equipment that are a bit specialized and
    so worth more to me than to 99.99% of the population, but the
    remaining 0.01% could pick up a bargain.

    For instance I've got a colour balancing and calibration kit for
    monitors, to ensure a consistent relationship between screen and final
    copy. It's a good Minolta light meter and booster system with a set of
    colour filters in a mount, with a light screen cloth and some cables
    etc in a big fitted case. It also had a prototype interface box for
    their Quickview system but I think I dumped that. The kit would have
    cost an arm and a leg if bought from Crosfield Electronics for
    calibrating their Studio systems. I bought it from them for not a lot,
    brand new, when they became FujiFilm Electronic Imaging.
     
    Christopher Des Clayes, Nov 11, 2004
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  7. Christopher Des Clayes wrote
    Not exactly a Technology with a future is it.

    I am amazed. Unless it is the science museums that are doing the
    buying.
     
    steve auvache, Nov 11, 2004
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  8. ITYF that with most modern TVs the "Digital" tag is more sales than
    fact and the interiors of said devices remain fairly resolutely
    analogue.
     
    Steve Uzochukwu, Nov 11, 2004
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