K9 | not just your pet dog?

The Phillips K9 was an amazing simple television set back in days from watching black and white Television on the Cathode. One of the greatest moment in time is watching the first NASA Space Shuttle launches, also to the first USSR ( Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ) the Buran, Space shuttle launch also. which the Russian design is a little more complex and completely different from the United States Shuttle fleet design.

The set itself has 6 channels in which you could selectively analogue tune from below from array of variable capacitors, to manually tune the television frequencies. instead the screen going blue instead it images a white static noise that you see, and has you tune it slowly till you see a filtered image on the screen in colour, or if you decide to have it in back to black and white there’s an option. During that time it was the first colour Television sets introduce into New Zealand. it was pretty cool, then came the National VHS with the overloader( but that’s another post ), and watched ever so constant of the Star Wars original movies from the A New Hope to Return of the Jedi, this is before it was digitally remastered, with the CGI added too it as to the digitally second edition, also watching Star trek TOS The Original Series was a treat to in colour than from the first episode The Cage.

It didn’t have s-video cabling, but it just had a Power point, and antenna plug. and one nifty interesting thing the sound isn’t great in mono, there’s a switch right next to the mono coloured switch, is the stereo sound. making it sounds like stereo sound but only having one speaker, that was revolutionary in sound in those days. when it first came out it was one of the expensive sets in the market, due to it was in colour and it offered a stereo sound. Another thing it did had its CRT | Cathode Ray Tube, scary it may sound, it was used for most computer displays untill LCD, Plasma displays became the revolution to this today onwards.

Phillips K series Television advert. cirica 1970’s

Leave a Reply