Difference between revisions of "Big Telly"
Revision as of 18:58, 24 March 2007
Big Telly is the a nick-name given to the large 40" projection television that YSTV bought from the physics department in the academic year 1998/99. The picture it produces was never great but until the advent of regular chroma key it was the only way of generating a large screen image in the studio. It was however very difficult to get into the studio due to its size - usually it was rolled down through the fire escape over an old set board from Election 98! It was used on programmes such as Games Disaster, Lolita, Red Braces, YSTV-am and Bulletin.
It's final appearance on screen was in Elections 2003, after which the new Panasonic Max was used for the purpose. These days it is usually left outside Derwent JCR for the queues on election night to watch the show, and Goodricke JCRC borrow it for their karaoke nights in Goodricke bar (and then forget to bring it back).
The idea of a monitor on set is not dead - a more manageably sized 20" TFT On-set monitor was bought for the purpose in February 2007.