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Old 10-03-2010, 04:08 PM
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WTB Early RCA Color

Looks like the Whitby, Westcott or Lockheaven models would fit the bill. I'm in Central Illinois, will travel a day's distance. Say $250 to $500 depending on condition.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:18 PM
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Nothing personal, but a CTC-5 will likely cost you more than $500. Especially if it has a good CRT in it, there aren't many left. I paid $250 for a CTC-7 not long ago that needed total recapping, so figure another $200 beyond purchase price...

The difference will be the kinescope- even if it has a bad 21AXP22 in it, it's worth more than say a CTC-7 with an all glass tube. They are just more rare.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:22 PM
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Always worth asking...there have been some found for free in the last couple years. The market for old TV sets is highly volatile.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:18 AM
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Nothing personal, but a CTC-5 will likely cost you more than $500. Especially if it has a good CRT in it, there aren't many left. I paid $250 for a CTC-7 not long ago that needed total recapping, so figure another $200 beyond purchase price...

The difference will be the kinescope- even if it has a bad 21AXP22 in it, it's worth more than say a CTC-7 with an all glass tube. They are just more rare.
Fair enough. After some additional research, it would seem that a later model chassis might prove more reliable? The intent is for this to be a working addition to a den, used very occasionally. The cabinet style is most critical to the wife. I drove to Springfield to purchase a P52771AT because of the cabinet. My repair guy can't believe we're still messing with a CRT projection unit in 2010. I have basic electronic skills (solder, metering, don't stick hand here type, ...) , but I'm not really planning to make this a full time project.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:19 AM
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I suggest CTC-9, then. The one I got only needed basic cap replacement, and it worked pretty well. The CTC-7 I got needed a lot more work, as in total cap replacement and took me 10x as long to repair. A 5 would be even trickier to set up, because of convergence.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:35 PM
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I would agree with that...my 5 needs constant tinkering and the covergence is never what it was last time I used it. There are some high-end 9's that I really admire, especially the remote sets. I think even up into the 11 era there are some models that have an older look to them.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:01 PM
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I hear from people all the time that the CTC-16 was one of their best chassis, maybe they have a cabinet design that would suit your needs?
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:14 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm thinking the cabinet style we are after stops with the CTC9. Might have a good bead on a Winslow. I wonder if I should suprise my TV guy with news before or after? Stanley's Electronics in Peoria. He did a good job on our projection unit. A shop in LeRoy offered to take a crack at it if I'd bring him the chassis. He said that an outfit in the Indiana area still does factory spec rebuilds on those chassis, the PTK178 that is.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:30 AM
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Winslow is a pretty set, I like.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:12 PM
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I'm not up on all the cabinet styles, but there is a world of difference between the earliest color models (I have a CT-100) and one as new as my 1961 CTC-11.

I have two CTC-11s and they basically perform like modern TVs. Turn 'em on, they look great and stay that way. No leaping up every few minutes to dink around with some adjustments. And I do not spend the entire time crossing my fingers in fear that some unobtanium part will go up in smoke.

The 11 came in various cabinets. One of mine appears below.

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:20 PM
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I have a '9 (Blondie Winslow) and it's okay-it runs pretty solid, but it is certainly a very complicated device, and I probably wouldn't recommend one to someone without a working knowledge of tvs. By the early 60's, round screen color was perfected enough that the average Joe could own one and they were about as dependable as a tube color set could get. Not surprisingly, it wasn't until then that American families began to purchase them in much greater numbers.

I think there are some great looking later RCA roundies, so don't discount them-I'm sure there are some great Danish Modern cabinets, for instance.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:26 PM
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love that 11!to me,this is the ultimate roundie.perfect cabinet that looks as retro as can be.i have a 15 and 16 as well as a 9 and 10.i like this one better then any set i own.love to have this one!
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:21 PM
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My 9 can be seen in this thread:

http://www.videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=248224



It's the Atherton model.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:49 AM
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miniman82, that thread actually brought me here. I'll look at the CTC-11's, did all of the models lose the side controls between the 9 and 11?
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Fair enough. After some additional research, it would seem that a later model chassis might prove more reliable? The intent is for this to be a working addition to a den, used very occasionally. The cabinet style is most critical to the wife. I drove to Springfield to purchase a P52771AT because of the cabinet. My repair guy can't believe we're still messing with a CRT projection unit in 2010. I have basic electronic skills (solder, metering, don't stick hand here type, ...) , but I'm not really planning to make this a full time project.
i have a p52771at that i bought new. has not been used in the last 5 or 6 years it is in the living room. but it does have a great picture and a nice cabinet. steve
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