On a whim, I spotted a little gem on Ebay, and since I've been keeping an eye out for one, I place a bid and got it: http://www.ebay.com/...rIAAOSwOgdYozTo
When I got it, I realized I didn't have a 300OHM-75OHM connector laying around, so I had to order a phono-to-coax adapter.
When I finally got that and had time to hook it up, I discovered three problems:
1) I'm feeling very old
2) The power switch is "iffy". It feels like it doesn't want to stay fully in the "ON" position. If I jiggle it a few times, I can get it to stay.
3) Everything is Black & White. When I flip the Color/B&W switch, I think I see a small difference between the two, but I can't be sure. It only works on Channel 2, which is funny, because I thought I remembered it would work on 3/4. There is a spot underneath for channel selection, but there's no switch in there. Maybe this was a later edition where they kept the shell but changed the board inside?
While I'm somewhat handy (I know which end of a soldering iron to hold, and I own a multimeter), time is limited these days, and I know if I spend too much time on this, my wife will tell me to go mow the lawn or paint the living room or something, so I can't spend days on this.
I know there's not much that can be done about Problem #1, and I'm pretty sure when I get it apart I can handle Problem #2. I guess what I really need is someone to guide me with #3. What do I look for?
Thank you for your time! I look forward to becoming part of the group once I get this thing up and running!