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wa2ise
02-12-2016, 04:06 PM
From "Mama's Family" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCUphaI83uA
http://videokarma.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=189935&stc=1&d=1455311094
Looks rather fake, with that bezel. If it is a real TV, wonder what brand? :scratch2:

timmy
02-12-2016, 04:53 PM
It's a flat screen remote tv fit in an old set.

Electronic M
02-12-2016, 06:14 PM
That WAS ONCE a great Zenith CCI console. Probably the same 12B13C52 chassis as my Boyden model. I'd love to slap the idiot that thought it would be easier to cobble another TV in that one than fix it properly...
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN0744-1.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN0744-1.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN0759_zpsjhlgo9vz.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN0759_zpsjhlgo9vz.jpg.html)

dieseljeep
02-12-2016, 08:56 PM
That WAS ONCE a great Zenith CCI console. Probably the same 12B13C52 chassis as my Boyden model. I'd love to slap the idiot that thought it would be easier to cobble another TV in that one than fix it properly...
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN0744-1.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN0744-1.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN0759_zpsjhlgo9vz.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN0759_zpsjhlgo9vz.jpg.html)

That Zenith of yours sure has a great picture! A lot better than the roundie on top.
The control panel on the BS set, could be a 12A12C52. :scratch2:

Electronic M
02-12-2016, 10:35 PM
Better fine detail wise and in not decoding some monochrome info as chroma garbage.

If I gave that Silvertone a proper chroma alignment (and possibly full alignment) it would probably beat the Zenith.

drh4683
02-12-2016, 11:34 PM
I have nearly the same model from '70 which has a 12A12C52.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1548/24359956604_2471ba11fe_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D7B9pN)DSC00947 (https://flic.kr/p/D7B9pN) by drh4683 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135332734@N02/), on Flickr

dishdude
02-13-2016, 12:37 AM
I'm thinking they just superimposed that image on the screen. No Zeniths were harmed in the making of this episode of Mama's Family!

rca2000
02-13-2016, 01:17 AM
Pretty sure Mama's Family was WAY before "practical" (if there IS such a thing..)..flat-panel tv sets larger than about 10 inches..

I say "practical" this way because...most flat-panels sets are NOT really "ready for prime-time" compared to CRT'S. Sure..they are lightweight...but they are NOT reliable and TOTALLY not durable or long-lived. Take ANY flat-panel and take a CRT that are both perfect..put them both in storage for 15 years..and THEN...we shall see which display is still useable. After a short "wake-up' period maybe..the tube WILL come back and be useable, unless it has lost vacuum. That LCD panel after that long? likely it WILL have suffered de-lamination, dust contamination or panel separation from just TIME.

dieseljeep
02-13-2016, 10:10 AM
Better fine detail wise and in not decoding some monochrome info as chroma garbage.

If I gave that Silvertone a proper chroma alignment (and possibly full alignment) it would probably beat the Zenith.

The Zenith should have a black matrix CRT and rare earth phosphors where the Silvertone doesn't. That's where the big difference is. :scratch2:

Chip Chester
02-13-2016, 10:15 AM
Yeah, this is from a TV show from the late 70s/80s, so no flat panels. Might be rear-projection (video) to avoid curvature problems when re-shooting it. A spherical screen is a pain to shoot with studio lighting present, due to glare from (mostly overhead) lighting.

Chip

vinljnkie
02-13-2016, 12:47 PM
I'm wondering if it's just a green screen mounted in an empty cabinet with a chroma key effect used to make it look like a working TV.

vinljnkie
02-13-2016, 12:48 PM
or maybe some kind of studio monitor mounted inside.

Jon A.
02-13-2016, 03:35 PM
That's the worst fake TV screen I ever saw.