View Full Version : Philco 13" TV

08-06-2016, 08:35 AM
At a thrift store a few weeks ago I saw a Philco 13" TV. It was clearly a Magnavox relabeled set from Philips. I'd guess early 90s vintage, because it clearly didn't have a closed caption decoder given it had display and status buttons on the front, and no menu button.

Anyway, it looked good and was only a few bucks. It reminded me a lot of the 19" Magnavox Channel One TVs I posted in another thread, but I have never seen one of these 13" TVs labeled as Philco, usually it was Magnavox or maybe Sylvania.

I am really tempted to get it, but I definitely don't need it. I am not into collecting TVs, but it is so tempting. I know most people wouldn't give it a second glance, but I like these early 90s TVs for some reason. I could possibly use it as a gaming TV as I always thought 13"ers had good picture for that, but I know there are better choices as this would only have a coax jack surely.

Looks basically like this, but with PHILCO instead of SYLVANIA:

08-06-2016, 03:37 PM
For a few bucks you almost cant loose.
These sets were known for bad micro IC's. They were
mounted right under the CRT & static would damage them.
New micros came as a kit with a shield. Funny thing is
the PCB was made for a shield but the bean counters
seemed to leave them out.
If you want to be sure have them leave it on for half a day.
Come back & be sure ALL the functions work. Also watch the
OSD. It would with strange characters like pac man or jap

73 Zeno:smoke: