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post #1 of 25 Old 01-18-2011, 04:41 PM - Thread Starter
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http://theoldcatvequipmentmuseum.org/

I came acroos this interesting website. Pictures of old cable equipment, including old analog converters, channel modulators including a vacuum tube channel 76 to channel 6 modulator (must have been used in one fo the few areas that once had a translators on channels 70-83). An interesting history lesson or walk down memory lane.

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!! And now the deadline has been extended again!
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Quite nice!!!!

I loved the earlier equiptment,much easier to use,produced a better picture (Being analogue and all)

Thanks for that site!

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Quite nice!!!!

I loved the earlier equiptment,much easier to use,produced a better picture (Being analogue and all)

Thanks for that site!

Really? I don't think I've ever heard someone say that analog is a better picture quality than the digital or hd that we have today. I've heard of analog audio being better but not video. I've never personally seen an analog tv wow me the way a nice HDTV does. I don't know to each there own but that link was definitely a nice find. Thanks
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I agree with Weags, older C/N spec's were only <40 with the older gear. New stuff is easily hitting 48>.

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We may have some old test equipment (in great shape) to donate.

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http://theoldcatvequipmentmuseum.org...ex.html#704-NF

I have an old 704 Jerrold in my garage, does that count..? ..

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Great site bring back some memories!
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I had one of those Jerrold midband converters when I was a teenager in the mid 1980s. I wish I could reach into the computer screen and press the button for channel 18 and watch Nashville Now with Ralph Emery on The Nashville Network! (Yes, I was a fan of country music as a teenager (I still am)).

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
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In standard definition a good quality analog signal can look better than a bandwidth starved digital subchannel. This is true on cable also. No analog picture can ever look better than digital HD, though. Someone on here once posted that analog tv at it's best looks better than digital tv at it's worst, but digital tv at it's best will always be much better than analog tv at it's best.

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I remember those days.
The Hamilin slide converter was the first one ever used around here but ours only went up to ch 36.
The mid 80s brought the Jerrold 400 and for some viewers the Starcom
the early 90ss brought a total rebuild and the Jerrold Addressable Baseband Converter
Model 5507
(for awhile all channels above limited basic were scrambled,then just a select bunch of 9 or so.)
1997 brought is the Scientific Atlanta Cable TV Converter
Model 8600 and then digital in 2000
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Just spent an enjoyable two hours with the guys, showing them around the KSL facility, and donating three vintage pieces of test equipment to them.
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Really? I don't think I've ever heard someone say that analog is a better picture quality than the digital or hd that we have today.....
 
Ya I dunno buddy,I just think analogue is a more natural looking picture and its nicer to look at....

Same thing with photographs... ANALOGUE PRINTS ARE MUCH NICER! (They arent flat,etc)





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Ya hopefully he will login sometime and see my reply





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This is such a wonderful site,it would be a shame if he didnt





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Ah man!!





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This thread is awesome!!!!!!





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