OT-ish - old Hughes video projector

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at verizon.net
Thu Jun 29 15:20:08 CDT 2006

On Wednesday 28 June 2006 06:14 pm, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> I've just got hold of an old (probably late-80s) Hughes 800 projector.
> It's a couple of feet long and very very heavy.  Inside is a big xenon
> lamp, a CRT of some kind, and some optics.  It appears to work by
> shining the lamp (through mirrors) onto the face of the CRT.  The big
> problem is, it doesn't appear to produce any video.  I can hear the CRT
> scan coils going.  The scan pitch changes when I remove the video
> source.  In fact, it does appear to do all the things I'd expect when I
> press buttons, but no picture comes out :-/

Is there a number anywhere visible on that "CRT"?  It may not be one,  

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