|LabGuy's World: 1985
Asaca (ShibaSoku) 216/1 Color Bar Generator
New Addition 02.09.27
1985 Asaca (ShibaSoku) 216/1 Color Bar Generator
What ever became of Shibaden, LabGuy? I'm glad you asked! Shibaden sold their VTR division to Hitachi Denshi around 1969 or 1970. Then Shibaden changed the company name and set off to make[ Broadcast Video Tape Recorders], broadcast video cameras and broadcast test equipment. This is a field in which they are still top players today. Mostly in Japan. This is one of their earliest pieces of test equipment. A very nice, compact, high quality, color bars, cross hatch and dots generator. These are used in the alignment of video monitors and other ancillary pieces of video equipment. Be assured this is more than a collector's item. It is also quite useful! Though not up to true SMPTE or IEEE standards, this is still an adequate instrument for the things that LabGuy works on!
Needed: Nothing! I've got both operator's and service manuals for this unit.
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