Watch vintage movies and TV shows
on your vintage B&W TV set from your DVD player using a TV
Connect the Luma video from the DVD player
to the video input of
the modulator. Use of the Luma video signal avoids the chroma
interference the composite video would have on the B&W TV.
Connect one of the audio outputs from the DVD player to the audio input
of the modulator.
Connect the B&W TV antenna input to the RF output "F" connector
of the modulator, and you should be able to tune in the DVD movie
on channel 3 or 4, depending on the setting on the modulator.
Macrovision on the DVD movie may confuse a VCR's video input
circuitry, making its
modulator output unusable.
See the Yanks win the Y2K pennant, and then play the Mets
in the Subway Series, on the Admiral set
Dial from the TV we watched the first
moonwalk on (Apollo 11).
vacuum tube sets, above, and right is a Motorola hybrid
A Westinghouse TV cabinet, 25 inch B&W set. Also a GE cabinet. And a complete GE compactron TV.
Back in the days when the NTSC
color TV system was being developed, a test color transmission of some fruit
was done. Some practical joker took the bananas and painted them blue. In the
NTSC color system, the color (more precisely chroma) is encoded onto a subcarrier,
the phase indicating which color. Yellow 180o out of phase yields blue.
The guy at the receiving test site would adjust the phase (commonly called "tint")
to get the bananas right, but then the rest of the fruit would be wrong!
Solid state sets, below: