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Anyone heard of a "Watson" TV?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by zedzed, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. zedzed

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    Hi all,

    Many moons ago, when I were but a slip of a lad (and had no money!) I purcahse a 32" televison from wholesalers "Macro". The brand stamped on the front is "Watson".

    I still have this TV (but alas not the manual) - and it's surprisingly still going strong. It is, however, about to be replaced by a plasma. I'm going to give the set to my brother - but he's asking if it's got RGB scarts (which I doubt!).

    So .... has anyone heard of "Watson"? Anyone know where I could find more info on them - or even download manuals.

    I know this is a longshot - but I thought if anyone knew about this i'd be a forum member here :D

    Zed
     
  2. MartinImber

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    As in Watson TV (Whats on TV) :thumbsup:
     
  3. zedzed

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    Thank you Martin - very helpful :p ;)

    Zed
     
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    I certainly recall the 'Watson' brand and I actually have a 14" Watson portable used as a CCTV monitor. I think the 'Watson' badge was applied to a lot of the 'bottom of the market' TV's a few years ago and the sets probably originate from a wide variety of manufacturers. You would probably have difficulty in getting a manual - maybe try Makro?
     
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    If you want to know if he scart is rgb, simply plug in a source where you can turn rgb off eg.Freeview,cable or sky box, and see if there is any difference with it on (should be rgb picture if it has rgb, composite if not) and when rgb is turned off (should be a composite picture).
     
  6. zedzed

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    I don't think I can turn on (or off!) RBG out put from my telewest (pace Di4000T) box? I'll have a search on the appropriate forum areas and see what I come up with!

    Thanks,

    Zed
     
  7. MartinImber

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    I thought it was a clever joke.

    Your TV is probably a generic Turkish built budget TV similar to the Tesco ect cheapies.

    If you have a Scart at all it is 99% certain that Scart 1 is RGB
     
  8. zedzed

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    Yup ... but I'm not even convinced that scart 1 /is/ RGB - it's 8 years old - when did RGB scarts (compared with composite scart) become mainstream?

    Zed

    p.s. I did have a chuckle when i read your post :laugh:
     
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    RGB has been on Scarts for years my old TV now 14 years old had RGB
     
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    I've got a 37" Mitsubishi that I bought in 1987 and it's got an RGB scart. Only one mark you and I had nothing to put in it way back then! The set is wonderful, got a terrific picture and still going strong.
     
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    Zedzed,

    Can you read the model number on the back of your Watson?

    Is it "FA 3202TS" by chance?

    If so, I may be able to help with the manual.
     
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    I'll check tonight and get back to you. Thanks :thumbsup:

    ZZ
     
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    Nope - it's an FA7039 :rolleyes:
     

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