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    Calibar for Sale w/ Power supply

    Greetings All,

    Calibar sn # 100884 with power supply and BNC adaptors for sale. Works Great. Very low use, mostly for a few demos. It’s been living the easy life resting on a shelf. Wants more action. This product has always been really cool. If only this one could talk!

    Email me if you have any interest.

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    Pricing?

    Hi All,

    Pricing a Calibar is a challenge. I consider these facts.
    1. Calibars are a discontinued, out of stock product since 2000.
    2. Calibars are a really cool, pen sized video test pattern signal generator - Battery or AC power.
    3. The original price was either $ 395 - $495.
    4. The price of gas was around $ 1.25/gallon back then. Lots of other costs have gone up so the actual value a dollar is quite diminished these days.
    5. This particular Calibar has very little use and has been resting on a shelf inside a house with central heating and A/C.

    I'm looking for $ 300 in today's dollars and I will consider less.

    What are your thoughts on a fair price?

    Thanks,

    Greg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamovideo
    What are your thoughts on a fair price?
    Greg, I bought one on eBay about a year and a half ago for $110.00 Same thing, barely used.

    Just a yardstick....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamovideo
    Hi All,

    Pricing a Calibar is a challenge. I consider these facts.
    1. Calibars are a discontinued, out of stock product since 2000.
    2. Calibars are a really cool, pen sized video test pattern signal generator - Battery or AC power.
    3. The original price was either $ 395 - $495.
    4. The price of gas was around $ 1.25/gallon back then. Lots of other costs have gone up so the actual value a dollar is quite diminished these days.
    5. This particular Calibar has very little use and has been resting on a shelf inside a house with central heating and A/C.

    I'm looking for $ 300 in today's dollars and I will consider less.

    What are your thoughts on a fair price?

    Thanks,

    Greg
    Well while I enjoy your comparisons they really don't compare since those
    are commodity items and the Calibar is now a novelty item out of
    production for almost 10 years. It has nostalgic value.

    A fair price would be 100-150.00.
    An analogy would be the depreciation on a car.

    Contact me and we'll haggle. :-)
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    Calibar sold for 175

    Sorry, I thought I had replied to this thread that the calibar sold. For historical info, I was responsible for the release of Calibar 2, which happened.

    The Calibar for sale was my personal Calibar. It was a great product line, just not core to NewTek. We had such great visions back then. I was sad at the final outcome.
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    Woa nelly

    Quote Originally Posted by Alamovideo
    Sorry, I thought I had replied to this thread that the calibar sold. For historical info, I was responsible for the release of Calibar 2, which happened.

    The Calibar for sale was my personal Calibar. It was a great product line, just not core to NewTek. We had such great visions back then. I was sad at the final outcome.
    Final outcome? NEWTEK or the Amiga? I would agree on the Amiga's final
    outcome but NEWTEK seems to be doing well.
    There were quite a few disgruntled people in the industrial video hardware
    world that constantly pushed FUD about NEWTEK products.
    The inevitable "it's only good for weddings" crap always cropped up until I
    reminded people that they only heard that because so MANY people used
    the Toaster and Lightwave etc. that the amatuers outnumbered the
    professionals 10-1. That and reminding people about all the areas
    that used NEWTEK products.

    NETEK should have pushed extremely hard for product acknowledgement
    on the many professional productions it initialy supported. It took
    an entire season before I saw acknowledgement in the credits of
    productions such as STTNG.

    I recently watched a VERY old computer cronicles episode with a barely
    new NEWTEK almost apologising for the Toaster being "very good for amateur projects" yes those were the exact words by a NEWTEK designer.

    Jim

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    I was only discussing the demise of Calibar and related technology. Very sad what happened to that line.

    I've always known the Toaster technology is a very superior product. Lightwave too. NewTek products rock. Marketing, not so much. But hind site is 20/20

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    I still have my Calibar. Had an offer of $200 but I didn't have the power supply so the deal fell through I wouldn't let it go for any less. I'm kinda glad to keep that awesome piece of hardware.

    Hey Tim, HD Calibar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ted
    I still have my Calibar. Had an offer of $200 but I didn't have the power supply so the deal fell through I wouldn't let it go for any less. I'm kinda glad to keep that awesome piece of hardware.

    Hey Tim, HD Calibar?

    Deal fell through without a power supply? Whomever made the offer probably wouldn't know what to do with the CALIBAR then if they couldn't figure
    out batteries and a replacement power brick. It's not a terribly complicated
    device afterall. Elegant simplicity for quick service calls I would say.

    Jim

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    CALIBAR specs

    Now you can replace the power supply ala generic power brick.

    CALIBAR Specifications
    System: NTSC EIA RS-170A
    Subcarrier frequency: 3.579545 MHz,
    trimmer adjustable
    Output impedance: 75 Ohms
    Output amplitude: I V into 75 Ohms,
    trimmer adjustable
    Luminance amplitude accuracy: ± 2 IRE
    Chrominance·t<rluminance gain: ± 3%
    scn Phase: 0 degrees ± 5 degrees
    Frequency response: Aat within 3% to
    4.2 MHz, trimmer adjustable
    Power: DC input, 3.45 mm (0.136 inch)<--not hard to find/make this!
    connector
    Range: 4 - 7 Volt<-----------
    Polarity: Positive center<------
    Video connector: BNC female
    Typical continuous battery Ufe: 2 hours
    with Lithium 6V cell; I hour with Alkaline
    Physical dimensions: Length: 5.7 in. (145
    mm); Weighl withoul batleries: 2.3 oz. (65g)
    Accessories: AC-I, AC adapter; ADKI,
    BNC adapter kit (most·used coaxial video
    adapters); NTPp, NewTek vinyl pocket
    protector
    Model Dumber: eNI
    Specifications subject to change without notice.

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    I wouldn't say that about the individual without knowing him.
    But I just had a friend send me a Calibar power supply so now I have to decide if I really want to part with the Calibar. It's just sooooo cooool of an invention.
    Ted R. Ruiz Sr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ted
    I wouldn't say that about the individual without knowing him.
    But I just had a friend send me a Calibar power supply so now I have to decide if I really want to part with the Calibar. It's just sooooo cooool of an invention.

    I would. If you are buying a CALIBAR knowing what it does and is used for
    but you can't figure out a google search for CALIBAR specs like I did above
    well then a few sandwiches have fallen out of the picnic basket.

    With everyone gone HD digital now for Pro work an SD analog pattern generator just isn't a demand anymore. I agree it is a cool device though.
    Today tech guys just bring a laptop to generate the same test patterns
    as well a few hundred more. Laptops weren't exactly all that portable or conveinient when the CALIBAR made it's debut.

    Jim

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    Calibar

    I still have a Calibar
    I use it often, for monitors , projectors, testing cables, Its very handy
    I wouldnt sell it for $400
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    Trying to find the wall wart for my Calibar. Can anyone tell me what the Newtek supplied power supply had on it for the Calibar?

    Thanks,
    Bill

 

 

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