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Old 05-12-2010, 12:29 AM
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Cool FOR SALE 1973 RCA Color Console TV Boston,MA

Nice RCA Color Console TV FOR SALE! 1 owner $50.
Was told picture tube gone. When plugged in stays on
for 1 minute then shuts off. Very good condition for age.
Also, has wheels and all buttons still in tacked.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:42 AM
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Looks a little rough, 50 is a bit much for a set with a possible bad CRT. Just sayin'.....
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:44 AM
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This the set that is written about in "Rectangular..." in the post: "This is one of my efforts to help with our cause..."
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:23 AM
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Shes beautiful...Im surprised your letting her go!


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Old 05-12-2010, 12:05 PM
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I am pretty sure that set has the evil instant on feature that cannot be disabled with a switch like Motorola used to have. If so, that brightener indicates a CRT ready to have a new neck welded on for a few hundred. My '72 RCA has that instant on feature but fortunately the CRT brown plastic cover that attaches to the set's back was removed to enable us to pull the socket off the neck when not using TV. I would prefer to install a switch but have been kinda busy with life, etc. I think it would have been much smarter for me to take the time to do it as I often worry someone will push something off the top and bust one of my favorite CRT's.
I think I have mentioned before that I make mistakes but at least I not only acknowledge but also try all possible to make up for what I do wrong. Such actions seem to be very unpopular.. almost as unpopular as forigveness and understanding.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:15 PM
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Instant on is easy to disable, find the resistor that keeps the filaments lit at 35% and cut it out. The sams will show where it is.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:08 PM
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This is NOT a 1973 RCA set.. more like 1971. It looks like a CTC-44. I have two, and one looks just like this inside. by '73...RCA was ALL modular in their sets.

WAAAAYYY too far from me--but I hope someome saves it.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:11 PM
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That is a CTC 44, you can see it on the far right of the chassis. Is the cabinet real wood on this one? If so, it could be made to look nice. Then there's just the CRT issue. I had a set like this with the tilt out control panel, bad CRT, waited and waited until I had to get rid of it. Then found a crappy Maggie with the same CRT. I hate it when that happens, I could have fixed it if I'd kept it another month.
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i have a crt for that set but a little too rough for me.cabinet is solid wood,but who wants to restore it?if it were a zenith roundie or any roundie,maybe something rare.a run of the mill rca?i am sure somebody wants this,but not me.i wouldnt take it if it was free.my back hurts from last night freebie.a zenith chromacolor from 1975.not a flat chassis,but a great looking set with a really nice all wood cabinet.heavy!like new crt and needing only a tripler.what great sets these were.i turned it on and the picture was outstanding on cable.the tripler sizzles slightly so i will replace.we had to bring it up froom a walkout basement and climb three flights of steps.60 in all.if it wasnt a zenith,i would have left it!
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:09 PM
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It's definitely a 1971 CTC44. I've been looking for a 1970 CTC40 for ages, so it's kind of encouraging to see that there's something close still out there, even if it is far away.
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i have a crt for that set but a little too rough for me.cabinet is solid wood,but who wants to restore it?if it were a zenith roundie or any roundie,maybe something rare.a run of the mill rca?i am sure somebody wants this,but not me.i wouldnt take it if it was free.my back hurts from last night freebie.a zenith chromacolor from 1975.not a flat chassis,but a great looking set with a really nice all wood cabinet.heavy!like new crt and needing only a tripler.what great sets these were.i turned it on and the picture was outstanding on cable.the tripler sizzles slightly so i will replace.we had to bring it up froom a walkout basement and climb three flights of steps.60 in all.if it wasnt a zenith,i would have left it!

Just so you know....the CTC-44 is NOT a "run of the mill set". They are RARE---and few here on this site have even SEEN one!! A LOT like the CTC-40, but with a HV Quad instead of a tube rectifier. They were only made for ONE year,1971. They were NOT a "price leader", but often a "top of the line" set. I have 2---one I drove to NE to get from a member here...and the other one, with doors,(like this one , but light colored wood),I got last year about this time from a "clean--up" in Monroe. The CRT in mine looks good.

Sooo.....this is MUCH more rare than some ctc-38, 39 or even 40. Even some hybrid Zenith sets are more common. It is one of the NICEST chassis RCA made. It definitely deserves a good home!!
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