View Full Version : Quasar UP1315XQ


Greg Davis
12-09-2016, 08:08 AM
I picked this portable color TV up at an estate sale for $10. The seller claimed it was part of a security system, but that seems unlikely. It came with the AC adapter and seems to be in working order, though for obvious reasons I can't check out the picture quality these days.

http://greg-davis.com/images/DSCN9668.JPG

http://greg-davis.com/images/DSCN9669.JPG

http://greg-davis.com/images/DSCN9670.JPG

Electronic M
12-09-2016, 09:19 AM
Dang, those are some big pictures.

You can test the picture quality easily just get a cheap RF modulator and clip the center of the RF coax to the antenna with an alligator clip test jumper lead....Or get an expensive-ish Blonder Tongue modulator + antenna and transmit your own analog TV channel.

dieseljeep
12-09-2016, 11:25 AM
Dang, those are some big pictures.

You can test the picture quality easily just get a cheap RF modulator and clip the center of the RF coax to the antenna with an alligator clip test jumper lead....Or get an expensive-ish Blonder Tongue modulator + antenna and transmit your own analog TV channel.

I do the test clip trick too, but if there's antenna jack on the side, I'd rather do it that way. The O/P doesn't show pictures of either side. External antenna jack is usually in the form of a 3mm phone jack. 3mm to coax adaptors are readily available or one can be made up, easily enough.
I use a DTV converter for test, results are great!
The set shown is a re-badged Panasonic, fine performing sets. :thmbsp:

zeno
12-09-2016, 04:43 PM
Consumer set that MAY have been used for security.
Usually security monitors have no tuner & are from other
mfg's like Panasonic, Sony, JVC etc. Pretty sure none
ever sold under Quasar label ( even though its a Panny).

These were great little sets, best in class IMHO.
Panny / Quasar took time to make them very servicable & of
a high build quality. Just a ball to work on, I could do it
all day.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !

dishdude
12-09-2016, 08:19 PM
It's cable ready? I've never seen a cable ready portable TV with a tuner like that. I'm guessing you set it to VHF high and then use the A-E buttons to tune the higher channels? And if it's cable ready it would have to have a 75 ohm jack.

centralradio
12-10-2016, 11:58 AM
First time seeing this set.Also never seen a cable ready set this size.It would work great in the kitchen back then.

Findm-Keepm
12-10-2016, 01:05 PM
These were great little sets, best in class IMHO.
Panny / Quasar took time to make them very servicable & of
a high build quality. Just a ball to work on, I could do it
all day.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !

Red screws, anyone? :thmbsp:

zeno
12-10-2016, 04:17 PM
Red screws, anyone? :thmbsp:

Loved them red screws. Sure made life easier.
For them that never worked on Panny stuff they used red screws
for the ones that allowed the chassis to be pulled or a sub assembly.
Some things like radios if you pull the wrong screw you could
loose the dial cord, a PIA ! Also many used dial cord assy's that
you could pull off to work on the board. The way things should be done.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !

dieseljeep
12-11-2016, 01:17 PM
Consumer set that MAY have been used for security.
Usually security monitors have no tuner & are from other
mfg's like Panasonic, Sony, JVC etc. Pretty sure none
ever sold under Quasar label ( even though its a Panny).

These were great little sets, best in class IMHO.
Panny / Quasar took time to make them very servicable & of
a high build quality. Just a ball to work on, I could do it
all day.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !
I'm amazed at the picture quality of those small screen CRT color sets. I have several small sets, GE space savers, Magnavoxes and Goldstar and Samsung rebadges, Sears, Emerson etc. :thmbsp: