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July 22, 2009

UK’s oldest TV connected to Freeview


by David Allen

It is amazing that some televisions have difficulty with handling the digital technology that is currently available, yet one of the oldest TVs in the country has no problem at all with Freeview.

The oldest known working television in the UK was found in an old house in North London, and is so far removed from today’s equipment that it hardly resembles a TV.

The TV turns out to be the Marconiphone.

It is believed to have been made shortly after the first television service in the UK started, and that was in 1936!

Broadcasts in those days lasted just two hours and of course, there was only one channel.

The set belongs to Jeffery Borinsky, who is a collector and an electrical engineer, but interestingly the TV is up and running.

It can receive modern TV channels and has even been connected to a Freeview set top box, which works perfectly fine.

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