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OF99281 posts since 30 Jul 2017
UTV Newsline
Hi! As many of you remember analogue television, this thread is to discuss your memories of it.

I have memories of watching Arthur and Mona the Vampire on CBBC One at my granny's on Tuesday afternoons, as she didn't have digital. That's all I can remember. Laughing

(Also, you may discuss early digital TV if you wish)
Anyone who even thinks of talking about channel codes in a thread where I am involved will be apprehended! (not really)
Rich Tea475 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Do you still watch CBBC by any chance?


How long until the school holidays are over?


Over? They've only just begun. This long hot summer is clearly overheating many a brain - a thread about analogue television, in which we can talk about digital television. Well it made me smile.

Although I will ask this in all seriousness. I have an old VHS tape video recorder underneath a portable digital TV. I've been wondering how to record onto old fashioned tapes from a digital TV to an analogue VCR. I believe it is possible.
james-20014,936 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
My memories of analogue TV is everything I watched prior to 2001, and a fair amount of stuff in the years after if it wasn't on the main TV or at someone else's house. Most of us aren't young enough to have only known digital or analogue only being something we came across occasionally Razz

Digital TV didn't even exist until I was 12, which is probably older than you are now Razz
Inspector Sands13,667 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Although I will ask this in all seriousness. I have an old VHS tape video recorder underneath a portable digital TV. I've been wondering how to record onto old fashioned tapes from a digital TV to an analogue VCR. I believe it is possible.

Get a set top box with either an RF output or a Scart or other analogue outputs and connect that to the video recorder.

Back before I had my first set top box with a PVR in it I used to record digital TV to VHS all the time. The video recorder I had was a Panasonic which had an infra-red sender on the top. This meant that I could get it to control the STB, changing channels for each recording
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PFMC841,519 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
Back before we had Sky or a separate aerial for RTÉ, I remember trying to get Channel 5 in my bedroom and the only way to bring it in was to hang a strange looking aerial from the ceiling with some shoelaces and thumbtacks to hold it in a certain position. It was really snowy and sometimes didn't work but having that extra channel was something I really wanted to have and was so interesting to me. I also could move the aerial to a different position and get the RTÉ channels in surprisingly decent quality also so I had technically 9 channels in my bedroom whilst the living room just had 4! A year or so later we got a proper aerial system in and piped round the house and then I had the 9 channels in excellent quality. Once we got Sky in I re-configured it so I could get what was on Sky as well. Simpler times!
Inspector Sands13,667 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I too had an aerial bodge in my bedroom just so I could get an extra region, Meridian (Markymark, you'll be glad to hear from Hannington!) despite living in London.

I had an old B&W portable with dial tuning and just discovered it one day. The telly itself didn't need its loop aerial as Crystal Palace was so strong so I sellotaped it to a bit of old coax and drawing pinned it next to the window. Worked a treat
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