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Old 27th Oct 2023, 6:56 pm   #1
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Smile Ferguson Videostar model differences ????

What was the differences between the :- Ferguson VideoStar

3v55
3v56
3v57
3v58 etc etc

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Old 29th Oct 2023, 10:46 pm   #2
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Nobody knows ? any literature ? Or brochures
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 12:55 am   #3
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Hi,

I found some limited info in the Teletopics section of Television magazine, Feb 1987 issue. Please see attached.

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Old 30th Oct 2023, 1:31 am   #4
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There's likely to be a few Ferguson brochures over on the VRAT Forum, and also this chap on YouTube has covered a number of them.
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 11:51 am   #5
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3v31 early front loader based on JVC HR7600, linear stereo sound
3v35 seems to be basic JVC HRD-110. 8 tuner push buttons, no remote?
3v36 JVC HRD-120 linear stereo, Dolby NR
3v38 seems to be basic JVC HRD-110. 8 tuner push buttons
3v44 JVC HR-D140. Two head, mono, no remote
3v45 as 3v44 but in black and with IR remote
3v48 hi fi stereo, single speed.
3v55 update of 3v44 in black.
3V56 ??
3v57 looks like 3v55, 4 head?

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Old 30th Oct 2023, 11:56 am   #6
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Default Re: Ferguson Videostar model differences ????

3v35
3v45
3v55

More info.
3v32. Twin speed SP/LP version of the linear stereo 3v31, aka JVC HR-7655.
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 12:27 pm   #7
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Default Re: Ferguson Videostar model differences ????

There was a twin speed SP/LP version of the stereo 3v48, I used to have one but will try and find the exact model number.
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 12:49 pm   #8
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My cross ref shows that the 3V56 is based on the JVC HRP50E, that is HRP and not HRD.

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Old 30th Oct 2023, 1:13 pm   #9
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Here's a spec table from the Ferguson Video September 1986 range booklet.....
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 2:47 pm   #10
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Thankyou everyone I hope to find more info
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 3:15 pm   #11
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There was a twin speed SP/LP version of the stereo 3v48
It was the 3v58, there is one on Youtube. Looks almost identical to 3v48.
Here is a 3v59, which looks very similar to the above but is mono.
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 2:45 pm   #12
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There was a twin speed SP/LP version of the stereo 3v48, I used to have one but will try and find the exact model number.
All 3V48 and 3V58 models were twin speed machines but LP was HiFi audio only, confused many buyers.

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Old 31st Oct 2023, 3:19 pm   #13
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There was a twin speed SP/LP version of the stereo 3v48, I used to have one but will try and find the exact model number.
All 3V48 and 3V58 models were twin speed machines but LP was HiFi audio only, confused many buyers.

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The 3v48 was single speed only, I had one. The 3v58 added audio only LP. That gave a blank screen in this mode, hence the confusion!
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 8:44 pm   #14
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There was a twin speed SP/LP version of the stereo 3v48.....
I think the closest "equivalent" to an LP version of the 3V48 would be the 3V53, I have a 3V48 in my collection and can recall purchasing my original 3V48 from Thorn staff sales in Spennymoor (near Durham) at the time not realising that it was a standard play only Hi-Fi sound model.

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Old 31st Oct 2023, 9:47 pm   #15
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Guess which field service eng got caught out on this one
The 3v58 added audio only LP. That gave a blank screen in this mode, hence the confusion!
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Old 1st Nov 2023, 9:59 am   #16
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Ah - I also got caught out with that when a customer thought it was a fault - and so did I.
What an odd feature!
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There was a twin speed SP/LP version of the stereo 3v48, I used to have one but will try and find the exact model number.
All 3V48 and 3V58 models were twin speed machines but LP was HiFi audio only, confused many buyers.

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The 3v48 was single speed only, I had one. The 3v58 added audio only LP. That gave a blank screen in this mode, hence the confusion!
Thinking about it you are probably correct. There were certainly two LP HiFi only models I believe, perhaps the other was the FV13H? A strange feature for most except the HiFi buffs.

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Old 1st Nov 2023, 11:00 pm   #18
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The 3V53 was the clone of the excellent JVC HRD-725. This had HiFi Sound and Dolby Stereo sound in both SP and LP modes.
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The 3V53 was the clone of the excellent JVC HRD-725. This had HiFi Sound and Dolby Stereo sound in both SP and LP modes.
*3V43 see here. Some nice detailed shots can also be found here.
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Old 3rd Nov 2023, 4:29 pm   #20
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3v31 early front loader based on JVC HR7600, linear stereo sound
3v35 seems to be basic JVC HRD-110. 8 tuner push buttons, no remote?
3v36 JVC HRD-120 linear stereo, Dolby NR
3v38 seems to be basic JVC HRD-110. 8 tuner push buttons
3v44 JVC HR-D140. Two head, mono, no remote
3v45 as 3v44 but in black and with IR remote
3v48 hi fi stereo, single speed.
3v55 update of 3v44 in black.
3V56 ??
3v57 looks like 3v55, 4 head?

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Small corrections:
3V35 = HR-D120 (IR receiver and remote)
3V36 = HR-D225 (linear stereo)
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