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Alamovideo
01-10-2007, 07:22 AM
Greetings All,

Calibar sn # 100884 with power supply and BNC adaptors for sale. Works Great. Very low use, mostly for a few demos. Itís 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.

[email protected]

Alamovideo
01-19-2007, 07:03 AM
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

Jim Capillo
01-19-2007, 08:59 AM
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....

Sandgunner
10-27-2007, 12:31 AM
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. :-)
[email protected] remove the AT

Alamovideo
10-27-2007, 11:20 PM
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.

Sandgunner
10-28-2007, 02:13 AM
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

Alamovideo
10-28-2007, 11:59 AM
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

ted
11-05-2007, 10:07 PM
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?

Sandgunner
11-08-2007, 01:18 PM
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

Sandgunner
11-08-2007, 01:24 PM
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: Ī 2 IRE
Chrominance∑t<rluminance gain: Ī 3%
scn Phase: 0 degrees Ī 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.

ted
11-09-2007, 02:02 PM
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.

Sandgunner
11-10-2007, 03:48 PM
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

Videolink
01-11-2008, 08:51 PM
I still have a Calibar
I use it often, for monitors , projectors, testing cables, Its very handy
I wouldnt sell it for $400
:D

Bill_Evans
08-10-2010, 11:32 AM
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

Doran
11-24-2018, 01:58 PM
I'm looking for a Calibar to replace mine which was stolen this year. Not sure the thief even knew what it was he was taking. I still need it. Kind of makes me sad.. it was my favorite tool even though I used it somewhat less lately. Anyway, if someone is selling one I would like to get it. I keep missing the few Amazon or Ebay offering. Thanks.

Videolink
11-29-2018, 05:29 AM
I'm looking for a Calibar to replace mine which was stolen this year. Not sure the thief even knew what it was he was taking. I still need it. Kind of makes me sad.. it was my favorite tool even though I used it somewhat less lately. Anyway, if someone is selling one I would like to get it. I keep missing the few Amazon or Ebay offering. Thanks.

I have a few give me a call 416-690-1690 or email [email protected]
Thanks