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Old 10-12-2017, 01:02 AM
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vary nice set you got there zenithfan1.....
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:42 AM
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BTW, I had no idea your van was that big, or that a minivan can haul every bit as much as a pickup truck if the seats are removed. When you said you once transported a motorcycle in that van, I was convinced the vehicle was big enough, and then some, to accomodate at least one console TV.
Got a new Dodge Caravan last year. With the seats folded down you
can carry 4X8' plywood flat. Easy 3 or 4 consoles. All for
about $20 K. Damn handy thing to have but I still rather drive my
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:50 AM
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This Motorola was one of the last flat chassis wasn't it? The TS915 was the first works in a drawer. All the 1969 and later models were WID. Some were hybrids and others all SS.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:54 AM
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Yes it does. Same cabinet style , bezel, and knobs (though not quite as many knobs).
I had one of those 23" BW consoles, it was a 1965 or 66 and had the same control layout.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:24 PM
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I've got a table model with a similar control panel and near identical chassis....Wish I could find the UHF and On-Off/vol knobs for it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:05 PM
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I've got a table model with a similar control panel and near identical chassis....Wish I could find the UHF and On-Off/vol knobs for it.
I forget the UHF style but did it match the VHF but with a different shaft, and was it just a larger version of the on/off?

I checked my spares and did not see one but I did find the fine tuning - a double-flat larger shaft yet looks the same as the on/off, a half-shaft
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:09 AM
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...The original CRT was an Admiral, EIA 101.
The set owner said that the picture was good for about two years and went downhill fast.
That sounds like an Admiral CRT. Motorola at one point made a deal to buy Admiral CRTs for some Moto sets. The engineers at Moto were all grumbling predictions that we would be eating a lot of warranty costs on those. Don't know what Admiral's problems were (poor evacuation? dirt?) but they were the first to offer extended color CRT warranties with their sets (2 years) and that really wasn't enough.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:06 AM
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That sounds like an Admiral CRT. Motorola at one point made a deal to buy Admiral CRTs for some Moto sets. The engineers at Moto were all grumbling predictions that we would be eating a lot of warranty costs on those. Don't know what Admiral's problems were (poor evacuation? dirt?) but they were the first to offer extended color CRT warranties with their sets (2 years) and that really wasn't enough.
The Motorola set that had the Admiral CRT was a lower-end model with a inexpensive cabinet. The set itself never needed repair up to the time, the CRT needed replacing. Another problem with that chassis was the video output tube, 6LY8 was overtaxed and needed replacement often. No sub would work well.
Another quirk was replacement of the 6LE8. The replacement had to be a Motorola branded one, either a Japanese or GE sourced one. Using an RCA or other brand, the tint range would be affected.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:57 AM
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That sounds like an Admiral CRT. Motorola at one point made a deal to buy Admiral CRTs for some Moto sets. The engineers at Moto were all grumbling predictions that we would be eating a lot of warranty costs on those. Don't know what Admiral's problems were (poor evacuation? dirt?) but they were the first to offer extended color CRT warranties with their sets (2 years) and that really wasn't enough.
Could be a strong possibility, that helped management decide to discontinue the manufacturing of TV sets. The Galvin family was still running the firm.
They probably made as much profit on a pocket pager as on a TV set, without the warrantee problems.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:02 PM
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It's been doing well, since a lot of it is still original, it gets kinda crabby sometimes but always looks good after it's warmed up. I watched a lot of movies and anime on it with a great picture.
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