1973 Sony CVM-110VZ B&W monitor

This is a Sony CVM-110VZ B&W monitor made around 1973 going by the date on its service manual. I won this monitor along with a Sanyo VTR-1000 VTR and a Sony DVC-2400 B&W vidicon camera in an Ebay auction for $20!:D This monitor was a general purpose B&W monitor used for video productions in the 1970s. This monitor is a very versatile monitor having multiple audio/video inputs/outputs at the back, selection switches and even a VHF tuner to watch TV stations on it, so this is pretty much a television and monitor in one!!!:D

This monitor works very well too, it displays a nice crispy B&W picture!!!:D I have rigged up my Sony VCK-2400ACE B&W vidicon camera to it and the pictures come up nice and crisp, plus I hooked up my digital set top box to it too and modern digital pictures come up nice and crisp on this set in B&W! I am yet to test the audio in this set as I kind of wasn't aware until now there were audio inputs due to my habit of not fully scruitinizing things but once I get around to firing up the set again I will test the sound.

Anyways here below are the pictures of this monitor in operation along with some videos:
Here below are some pictures and videos of this monitor in operation displaying pictures from my Sony VCK-2400ACE camera and also digital television from my digital set top box:
Sony CVM-110VZ displaying digital television from my digital set top box
Sony CVM-110VZ displaying pictures from my 1967 Sony VCK-2400ACE B&W vidicon camera
Some cool visual feedback on my Sony CVM-110VZ made from pointing my 1967 Sony VCK-2400ACE B&W vidicon camera to it
Now here's a cool experiment I tried out, that is making this Sony CVM-110VZ B&W monitor look like it's displaying a colour picture. To achieve this I first had my 1967 Sony VCK-2400ACE B&W vidicon camera pointed to a colour picture (rainbow lorikeet) and hooked straight to the monitor, and I had my Panasonic CCD camera pointed to the monitor and connected to my computer's video capture device to capture what the monitor displays. Then using my red-green-blue dye colour filter strip I placed each filter over the B&W camera's lens in sequence and the vidicon tube responds to each primary colour in levels of luminance which gets displayed on the monitor and the camcorder captures the displayed pictures which gets recorded to avi via the capture device. Once the video is captured I extract video stills from the avi file of each primary colour filtered picture (red-green-blue) saving them as image bitmap files and open them in a photo program (in my case Corel Photopaint 9) and convert them to 8 bit greyscale. I then use the "combine channels" function and assign each colour filtered picture to the appropriate channel red to red channel, green to green channel, blue to blue channel, and hit the "ok" button and voila, colour picture on B&W monitor!!!:D Those wondering why only the screen display is in colour and the area outside of it is in B&W, that's because I converted the 3 video stills to B&W and only what's on the screen is of various luminance levels from colour filtering, hence colour screen and B&W background. Here below is a live video demonstration of making the B&W monitor appear to display a colour picture and below it is the results of the experiment:
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