View Full Version : 1983 Midland 13" color set model 15-263


pac.attack76
03-12-2016, 11:32 AM
Picked from an estate. Probably not used for many years. Works great. I remember having a Midland 19" brand new in 87 and it had the cabinet of a Samsung Celebrity. Aluminum plated remote. Was a great set. This one will now rest on a wall mount stand in the kitchen.

radiotvnut
03-12-2016, 02:57 PM
The one here is also a rebadged Samsung and likely sold by Western Auto. After WA dropped the Truetone brand in '81, they got hot and heavy into selling Midland-branded products. These sets produce a nice picture; but, you might want to line up a spare flyback for it because flyback failures are common in '80's Samsung TV's.

TVTim
03-15-2016, 08:59 PM
Is this the same Midland brand that made CB radios?

pac.attack76
03-15-2016, 09:42 PM
Is this the same Midland brand that made CB radios?

I always wondered that but I can tell you for sure that the name design is exactly the same in appearance. Has to be some affiliation.:scratch2:

Celt
03-16-2016, 08:04 AM
Yes, the same parent company.

pac.attack76
03-16-2016, 09:39 AM
I thought so. Never had any trouble out of these sets.

Electronic M
03-16-2016, 03:01 PM
Yes, the same parent company.

It's more likely the Midland communications receiver company contracted an Asian company to make some TVs for Midland to slap their name on.

radiotvnut
03-16-2016, 03:59 PM
We had an early '70's Truetone portable tube color set and the source code indicated Midland International Corporation; however, it looked like the chassis was built by NEC.

jr_tech
03-16-2016, 04:51 PM
From what I have seen, it appeared to me that Midland acted as sort of a distributer for electronic products from a number of manufacturers, putting thier brand on a large number of somewhat diverse electronic products.

jr

wkand
03-16-2016, 04:53 PM
Same here. I had a 1972 Midland 16" all tube black and while set - Model 15-126B that had Sharp labels all over it including the CRT. It was a cool set, but was VERY high hour, and the PCB was very burnt around the vertical and horizontal output tubes. The CRT was also getting very weak, so I scrapped it.

TVTim
03-18-2016, 06:58 AM
I always wondered that but I can tell you for sure that the name design is exactly the same in appearance. Has to be some affiliation.:scratch2:


Thank you.

pac.attack76
03-18-2016, 08:42 AM
I'm getting a 1983 Shasta 16 ft. Travel trailer this weekend so this tv may just be the perfect fit for this. :thmbsp:

TVTim
03-19-2016, 07:33 PM
I'm getting a 1983 Shasta 16 ft. Travel trailer this weekend so this tv may just be the perfect fit for this. :thmbsp:

Great combo. Shasta made some nice trailers.

pac.attack76
03-19-2016, 07:37 PM
Got some pics. Trailer coming In the morning. All it needs is the floor put in. Old one already cleaned out. All the pieces are included, table, benches, etc.:thmbsp:

pac.attack76
03-22-2016, 05:09 PM
Got some new pics after I cleaned it up. Soon I'll get that Midland tv in there.:thmbsp:

pac.attack76
03-22-2016, 05:12 PM
Got an 84 vcr that might go well too.:scratch2:

TVTim
03-23-2016, 12:42 PM
Got some new pics after I cleaned it up. Soon I'll get that Midland tv in there.:thmbsp:

Sure won't take much to make that look like new. Love the trailer!