[Coco] OS9 68K

Dave Philipsen dave at davebiz.com
Sun Mar 12 15:54:29 EDT 2017

We used to experience the same problem when de-gaussing the old CRTs on video games. The best way to do it was to pull the degausser at least a couple of feet away *and* rotate it 90 degrees so it was perpendicular to the screen before turning it off.  Of course you could see the results immediately if you didn't do it right.


> On Mar 12, 2017, at 1:13 PM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:
>> On Sunday 12 March 2017 12:10:51 Allen Huffman wrote:
>>> On Mar 11, 2017, at 11:33 PM, Dave Philipsen <dave at davebiz.com> wrote:
>>> Ah, yes.  I believe a lot of radio stations also bought them for
>>> recorded announcements and commercials and such.  We used the
>>> Digicart at a fancy new hotel in Beverly Hills that had just been
>>> built back in '92.  It played the audio for some lighting shows I
>>> did in their ballroom.
>> At the radio station I worked at, all our music and commercials were
>> played off of "carts" which looked like eight track tapes. The
>> Digicart looked like it worked in a very similar way, so the name
>> makes sense as a drop in replacement for "cart players."
> I was glad to see those things die. None of them were truly on speed, and 
> if you thought you could teach the ma & pa station owners to properly 
> erase a cart on the bulk eraser before re-using it again, the lesson 
> would be done until you left, walking out of sight. They never 
> understood they should both scrub the cart slowly, and pull it slowly 
> away from the eraser by at least a foot before releasing the power 
> button. I spent 5 minutes explaining the magnetics several times, and 15 
> minutes later the 1:45 movie theater commercial he sold as a :30 was 
> delivered to the control room with a heavy thump thump thump in the 
> background because the cart was still laying on the eraser when the 
> button was released. I made a huge difference in that station pairs on 
> air sound, a diff you could easily see in the ratings books because the 
> ear fatigue was seriously reduced, enough to pay my salary but in 2 
> years there, I failed to fix that. Frustrating.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
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