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Old 17 June 2015, 18:58   #1
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Can anyone identify this old CRT TV?

It's the one Andy Crane and Violet Berlin used to demo many computer and console games in the 90s TV show, Bad Influence.

You can see it in dozens of episodes, but never clearly enough to fathom out what the badge on the right says. They tended to use a lot of Philips technology so that would be my best guess.
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Old 17 June 2015, 23:14   #2
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My initial reaction seeing the pic, was it used in a demo set-up in shops? Where they quite often had the console in a cabinet and controllers on flexible plastic arms.

Or it might just be my old memories of watching Bad Influence!
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Old 18 June 2015, 08:28   #3
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I'm not entirely sure, although it would have been quite a crowd-puller in Comet or Rumbelows for its space-age looks alone.

I seem to remember it being available to consumers, but can't find it in the Argos catalogues from 91 - 95.

Google 'Philips Discoverer Helmet' for another wacky design from the decade before. Whatever happened to quirky TV sets?
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Old 19 June 2015, 14:25   #4
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Well I have looked through loads of youtube videos and got a screenshot of a logo from fairly close. I still can't make out the brand though unless someone else can. I know its not a Phillips or Sony, Panasonic logo.

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I was going to say Pace, based on straight away initial thoughts.
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Old 19 June 2015, 15:35   #6
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It is similar to a Pace logo but a google search found nothing in relation to CRT tv's
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Old 19 June 2015, 19:27   #7
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Maybe of use -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._manufacturers

Could it be R-Line, big R in behind the word line as the logo?
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Old 20 June 2015, 02:09   #8
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That's a really good, head-on close-up, thanks... and yet we still can't read what it says. Don't you just love VHS? I've got no idea what it might be. It could even turn out to be a model name or feature brag e.g. dolby. We really would be barking up the wrong tree then.

Edit: Still no luck, but I came across this other interesting model. No idea what this one is either as the site I found it on doesn't say.
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All I can say is that looks like the second letter would be D, supposing of course that the first thing is actually a letter.

My best guess for the whole name would be "edeg" or "edec", no idea if such thing exists.
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I definitely remember the TV being available in shops in the UK, and it was specifically marketed towards gamers. I don't know if it had any gaming-specific features, or if it was just the space-age look that was supposed to appeal to us. You would commonly see it in stores hooked up to a Megadrive or SNES as their display model. I am fairly sure it was made by a big manufacturer, perhaps Philips.

Some of the mags did news pieces on it when it came out, too - Zero, Ace and Amiga Format would be the ones to check, I think, as they were the ones i mainly read at the time. They helped to promote it as a TV which was designed to go in bedrooms and be connected to a console, which is probably how Philips (or whoever's) marketing dept. sold it to them.
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That's a really good, head-on close-up, thanks... and yet we still can't read what it says. Don't you just love VHS? I've got no idea what it might be. It could even turn out to be a model name or feature brag e.g. dolby. We really would be barking up the wrong tree then.

Edit: Still no luck, but I came across this other interesting model. No idea what this one is either as the site I found it on doesn't say.
Reminds me of the Philips Discoverer (another cool looking CRT).

I've spotted another still of this particular monitor - can't make it out though Pretty sure it appeared in an Amiga magazine as someone mentioned previously.
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This could be your Red Goldfish bowl type tv in Orange - dia ball.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=19...ed=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
But drew blank with the other monitor.

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This could be your Red Goldfish bowl type tv in Orange - dia ball.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=19...ed=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
But drew blank with the other monitor.
Ah yes, looks like it's a 70s 'Keracolor' model. Nice detective work.

I Googled it and found out you can buy newly manufactured reproductions of this design as a surround for modern TVs.

That rings true with me too, Jamie. I've got plenty of scanned Amiga mags so I'll start digging. Don't be surprised if I resurrect this thread in 10 years time to share the answer!

I'm not getting any relevant hits on those keywords, Bugala, but thanks anyway.

Yep, it does look a lot like the Discoverer, Paul, except that was definitely based around an astronaut's helmet whereas the designer of the Keracolor model insists his wasn't:-

"It is sometimes misreported that the Keracolor designs were inspired by an astronaut’s helmet “after watching the first moon landing” and similarly - that they were designed to resemble the spherical Sputnik satellite launched in 1957. Both theories have been vehemently denied by Arthur Bracegirdle himself."

Don't know why he'd be getting his knickers in a knot over it. Fairly reasonable assumption to make I thought. No-one accused him of drowning kittens!

The Seiki Digital SE22FR01 is another wacky design while we're on a roll.
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[fireworks & fanfare] Winner-winner-chicken-dinner!!! [/fireworks & fanfare]

Well after much head-scratching, Google foraging, and depletion of blood, sweat and tears, I have returned from the wilderness ready to raise the curtain upon the elusive answer...











Can I have a drum roll please?












When we return after the break you too will once more be able to embrace the slumber of the care-free newborn, at one with the world and ready to resume your arrested existence...

















It is my supreme honour to reveal that the model in question is known simply as 'Your TV' and was manufactured by Philips as I first suspected. Behold, [ Show youtube player ] in all its glory as featured in their 'See it Your Way' TV commercial.

Now that does raise another question; who are the band in the ad?
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Well that was abit of a lucky find. ��
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Interesting. All the letters are in the wrong order as though it's written in some crazy foreign language, but I get the gist. Only 22 euros, what a steal! It still looks as modern now as any of today's LCD TVs.
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Somewhere hidden in all my piles of crap I have a decent magazine advert of that funky looking screen
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