Sony TV-15

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Hello, my friends!

I need your advice. I accidentally got a Sony TV-115. The one that is mentioned in the documentation for the Apple-1.
Is there any detailed instructions to connect it to your computer?

Thank you!

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Re: Sony TV-15

Well according to Steve Jobs, if there isn't a video input (where you adjust the video pot) you will need a video modulator. You can test it using an old VCR as your modulator before you buy one.

Cheers,
Corey

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Re: Sony TV-15

AFAIR, Sony TV-115 have Antenna input only. So the only way to connect is to use an RF Modulator (that's about $10 or so when you buy it online).
RF Modulator has RCA inputs (Audio/Video) and Antenna output which is usually tuned up to 3rd or 4th TV channel.

Using some VCR, as suggested above, could be a good idea if you have VCR. I honestly don't know anyone who may have it. Also, not every VCR has RF Modulator.

When I was a little kid, I used to convert those type of TVs into computer-compatible by getting the Video input outside. RF Modulators add some level of distortion to your video signal especially when you connect it to your PC and need to read text on it.

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Re: Sony TV-15

Well I have to wake this thread up.

I've been looking for the model number of a Sony TV I picked up that needs recapping and I finally figured out it was a TV-115. Very cool. What's even cooler is this model was factory modified to have a VTR input. It has a special sony plug for their VTR and and video signals inputs. So they do exist out there with video input from the factory.

The VTR input confused me and the model #sticker was missing but I had it looked at by a friend who is a TV repair guy who said yep, that's the factory mod.

Cheers,
Corey