Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The other Predictas. This is a Holiday and a Princess. The Princess works fine besides the screen gank. Status: Wanting for the gentle hands of a TV Technician.
Yeah, the Princess works great except the picture, like my other Predicta, is kinda squished. The Holiday pictured here was supposed to work.
See a short video of the Princess in use by clicking below!
The seller said it (the Holiday) works and while powering up (tubes take a little time to "warm up") the screen started to come to life, but some light smoke and the acrid smell of overheating wire insulation started to come out of the back. I pulled the plug pretty quickly. I don't think anything too bad happened. I need to find me an old TV guy who can work on these. Anyone know of a REPUTABLE service man in or near North County who can work on these? I have another Princess out in the garage but it's in parts. I was told that it worked as well but the seller had rented it to a movie studio who sent it back to her in less than perfect condition. I think I can save it! Somebody has to show some love to these guys.