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Old 11-06-2007, 05:19 PM
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TV with 3 CRT's

Yesterday at a thrift store I saw a tv with 3 crt's and I keep wondering if was fairly common or maybe I should go back and buy it. It had one large crt, probably about 19" and to the right there were two smaller crt's, probably around 5". There were three front mounted controls under each of the smaller crt's, I think for horizontal hold, vertical hold, and brightness but not positive. I could not see any indication of brand or model and could not see the back of the set. I'm kind of wishing I had taken the time to pull it out to see if there were any markings.

Not much to go on I know but what the heck, can't hurt to ask...

There was also an Akai combination reel to reel/8 track there that didn't look too bad.

Price was $20 for each item. I had a difficult time keeping my money but I figured I have enough junk already...

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Old 11-06-2007, 06:42 PM
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Here in Europe, we had the 1978 Nordmende Spectra SK2 Studio, a four-screen TV... it had a 26 inch color screen and 3 smaller B/W CRTs under the main screen... they were horribly expensive back then and are of course horribily rare now...
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:26 PM
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TV with 3 CRTs

hey Brad,

It's probably a Sampo. They pop up from time to time on ebay. If it was closer, I'd offer you a $100 to pick up the set, and I'd drive over to get it, but the drive from NJ (with gas what it is), really won't pay

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Old 11-06-2007, 08:53 PM
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That Sampo sure does look like it. Maybe I'll go back tomorrow and see if it's still there. I don't know of any reasonable way to get it to NJ though.

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Old 11-06-2007, 10:43 PM
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I've never seen a tv with 3 CRT's before. What were these TV's used for, home use or studio work?
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:51 PM
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I've never seen a tv with 3 CRT's, what are they used for?
Just a guess, but monitoring another channel?

Hook it up to a door monitor? Or a baby monitor.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:40 AM
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That has to be the most overboard piece of electronics ever made. I'm old fashioned i thought that PIP was a lazy man's feature. but 2 extra screens. Wow! i want one just for the OMG factor. one day they will priceless!
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:37 PM
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Well I went back and bought the set today. I figured for $19.99 I couldn't go too wrong... It's a bit rough around the edges, but it works. It's an interesting unit for sure. The best thing about it is that the few people I've shown it to so far had never seen anything like it. It's definitely a fun unit to show.

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Old 11-07-2007, 05:51 PM
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Gentlemen,

Here is the original!

Please view two pictures of the rare Nordmende Spectra-Studio multiscreen TV.

Germany, PAL B/G, 1970s. Primary screen is color, secondaries, B&W.

As many separate tuners as there are screens.

For "the man who has everything" ;-)

In that era, there were as many screens as there were programs broadcast (i.e. 3 state-controlled channels).

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Old 11-07-2007, 05:55 PM
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Interesting stuff. That must be the set that Kiwick was referring to. Thanks for the pictures!

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Old 11-08-2007, 12:18 PM
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I've had a few of those Sampo Tri-Screen sets... I would think they will be collectable some day, but the last one I had was sold for about $60 in mint condition working, with new-in-box original special remote for it.

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Old 11-08-2007, 01:07 PM
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I can well remember seeing a similiar set show up as a frequent prize on The Price is Right, c. early 80s. I seem to remember that set being an Hitachi. That, and they always had Colortyme consoles which struck me as odd because we didn't have them around here back then.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:52 PM
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I've never seen such a thing before. It sounds very interesting!
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:38 AM
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Well, in an 1982 "Spegiel" catalogue there was an "Sampoo" with one main color C.R.T. and 2 small B & W C.R.T.'s (the tv looked almost like that one in the 1st post). On the main C.R.T. was displayed an color tv broadcasting, and on the 2 small ones an image of an baby in a bad and an image of the entrace to the house. So, I guess those 2 small B & W C.R.T.'s where diseigned for C.C.T. survailance, but as other images are "saying" you could watch 2-3 tv broadcasting in one moment.
How good/bad where those "Sampoos"?
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:57 AM
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I'm guessing that was a "Sampo". I don't guess I've ever seen any of their stuff around here. I remember in the late 70s/early 80s a place called Belmont up around DC or Baltimore would advertise quite a bit and Sampo seemed to be their low-cost line. The name always sounded to me like a cheap version of Sanyo or Samsung which I didn't take as a good thing!
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