• Year
  • 1972 ?
  • Category
  • Miscellaneous (Other, Various) - see notes
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 212846

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 1
  • Valves / Tubes
  • 8844
  • Number of Transistors
  • -1
  • Semiconductors
  • Wave bands
  • - without
  • Power type and voltage
  • Powered by external power supply or a main unit.
  • Loudspeaker
  • - - No sound reproduction output.
  • Material
  • Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Cartrivision Instant Replay - CTI; Cartridge Television Inc.
  • Shape
  • Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
  • Notes
  • CTI Cartrivision Instant Replay;
    Vidicon 2/3" b/w camera for CTI cartridge home recorder systems for semi frame/skip film recording based on b/w NTSC standard. A suitable modified zoom lens optic was taken from the Eumig Mini 3 Super 8 film camera. Pistol grip and "trough the lens" viewfinder.

    10.000 pcs. were made in Austria by Eumig in the adopted former Danubia metering plant facilities in Styria for a net value of US$ 80,-/each which became a loss for them due to falling exchange rates: in the contract period, 1 US$ equaled ~25-26 öS (Österreichische Schilling), while in the delivery phase, the dollar had fallen to ~18 öS. This incurred roughly a 30% loss.

    80 US$ had been the price for a vidicon tube only, until Eumig Sales Manager Mr. Oskar J. Jursa sourced the cheaper japanese types during his business trips for Eumig. This initially triggered the R/D & production of this item, as a one-time order from CTI who had their own business problems.
  • Mentioned in
  • Interview with the former Eumig electronic R/D Eng. Mr. E.Beck from Eumig in 2/2012 in Lower Austria
  • Author
  • Model page created by a member from A. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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