|Regions||PAL (see article)|
|Component||1x RGB (SCART)|
|Remote||X1 (also X2)|
|Standard Boards||CS1006 tuner|
|Optional Boards||CS1003 (EP)/CS1015 (LP) teletext|
The Mivar 14M3 is a TV for the Italian market made in the late 90's, basic yet almost bombproof in true Mivar style. It was later adapted to make the larger 16M1.
As indicated by the 9-key front panel without blue buttons, it has a minimal OSD limited to program & channel numbers and sleep timer (accessed by holding Stop): all adjustments have dedicated controls.
- Program/Channel/AV (remote and front panel)
- Volume (remote and front panel: latter also sets default)
- Tone/Mute (remote)
- Contrast (front panel)
- Brightness and saturation (remote)
- H position, V size, B+ voltage, Focus/Screen, G/B gain (internal)
- The back case can be drilled to allow external access to flyback controls.
- To reduce horizontal size to a moderate underscan, reduce by one step the retrace absorber C60 (2 kV, 6.8 → 5.6 nF).
- Disable standby: ground pin 17 of CPU
- Force AV: pull up pin 38 to 5 V via 1k resistor - or just remove the tuner
- NTSC upgrade: remove R102 (SMD, pulls up pin 34 of video processor TDA8361), replace with 18 pF and 3.58 MHz quartz to ground; connect variable 0-5 V source to its pin 27 for tint control.
- S-Video and YPbPr inputs seem to be theoretically possible but may be impractical to implement, research needed.