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Old 10-31-2012, 09:29 AM
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About done !

Well... This by far is the most time spent, on the most problems of any restore I've ever done. Did the final setup last night and registration and gray-scale is looking pretty good.

Wish the remote part was working better. The owner found a proper unit but the freqs are way off (half, about 20kc at best) and dosnt respond to ANY attempt to change it other than the master coil.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:56 AM
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very nice setup.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:07 PM
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Wow! I sure don't remember sets looking that good. I remember as a teenager and young adult (pun intended ) I cold not wait to get away from round color tubes. I thought that the new rectangular Kinescopes were the "Cat's Arse". Little did I know...
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:27 PM
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They can make excellent pictures if setup right. it also makes a big difference when feeding the signal directly into the tuner instead of picking it up 50 miles away. Some of the first rectangle color CRT's did not look as good as the roundies IMHO.

Nice setup by the way. I know you spent a lot of time on this set and turned out very nice.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:50 PM
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Looking very nice!
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:45 PM
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The picture looks really great. Congratulations!

The DTV signal has made NTSC look better than ever!
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:32 AM
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Nice job! I recapped one of this exact same model but it is such a classy looking cabinet I put it in my mom's old house in one of her bedrooms, along with a super-clean Zenith Porthole floor model in her own bedroom. Whenever workman come to her house to fix one thing or another, they are always giving her compliments on her old TVs and asking "Does it work?" I made sure that she is to let them know that yes indeed, they do work, and terrifically. : ) I tend to keep the somewhat more dinged and dented sets at MY house! : )
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:22 AM
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roundies make as good a picture as any modern crt sets.depending on the crt and thickness of the safety glass.i personally dont care for the glass.there was one set that have a tinted glass that looked like a black matrix crt.i did like that one.your set looks great.i am happy that another great roundie was saved.
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