Originally Posted by jjeff
I had the 6 1/2' version of the Kloss, I thought it was called Novabeam
And yes it was very cool for it's time(and I got quite good at converging it) I believe it used a Zenith chassis.
I too will miss Roger, been watching him on and off since the late 70s and for a while his show was on my local PBS channel in nice HD(although Roger was rarely on it) but it hadn't been on for over a year(not sure if they stopped making it or my local PBS channel stopped carrying it).
Both VideoBeam and NovaBeam are correct. When Henry Kloss sold the projector company to Advent Corporation, the VideoBeam name was used. Mine was a Walnut credenza, fairly substantial in size, and yes I too remember the convergence with the cross-hatched dot pattern.
And we are a couple of old farts who have been pursuing this hobby for 35 years.
I started watching Ebert in the original show Sneak Previews
, continued in At the Movies
and Siskel and Ebert
, and finally Ebert Presents: At the Movies
, where he used a series of guest hosts and reviewers, and his own reviews were voiced by Bill Kurtis..