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sampson159
04-13-2016, 11:16 PM
found this e 34 sylvania superset at the local thrift store.priced at 15.99,it was half off day.when i got to the cashier,he was in a huff over a customer with a bad credit card.rang it up for 1.00.set displayed a very dark,out of focus picture.bad solder joints in the tuner and crt socket.after the resolder,picture was good but a setup was badly needed.the crt was a little soft but after a couple hours,it woke up nicely.i tested the remote and it works with an old magnavox hand unit.i remember these sets and how nice of a picture they made.

TVTim
04-13-2016, 11:25 PM
Nice set.

Great choice of shows to watch too, Get Smart.

radiotvnut
04-14-2016, 12:50 AM
I have the standard knob tuned version from 1982 and there were some hospital sets with digital tuning and a wired remote/pillow speaker that used this chassis. The flyback transformers were high failure in some of these.

sampson159
04-14-2016, 07:24 AM
right on those flybacks.this one looks to be replaced.always kept several tubes of ge silicone around back then.i have a rca xl100 of the same vintage and it has a slightly better picture in my opinion.i think the early 80s were the last of the really good sets.

radiotvnut
04-14-2016, 07:27 PM
The flyback was bad in my set; but, it was shorted and blowing the B+ fuse. Someone found me a used one in a junker set; but, they are getting very hard to find for these models.