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Old 04-03-2017, 04:31 PM
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Welcome to VK Michael, I am about two hours south of you and have been working on TVs (on and off) for over 40 years. I like what you're goal is and wish I could have a different TV in certain rooms of my house.

Both the 1966 Magnavox and 1967 RCA offered by Nick and Bryan are great examples of early rectangular screen color TVs. The Zeniths from 1965-67 are also very desirable rectangular color TVs.

BUT....if you want a TV-HiFi combination, Zenith and RCA are your top choices for getting both a 21" round color TV AND an all-tube stereo in one large cabinet. RCA and Zenith models starting with 1964 models began offering solid-state amplifiers.

If you like Magnavox console HiFi's, check out vintagehifi.net where there is quite a following. The 21" round color "stereo theatre" Magnavox TVs from 1963-65 used a chassis based on an RCA Victor chassis. But take note: only the all-transistor Magnavox Astrosonic Stereo tuner-amplifiers were offered in 1963, after Magnavox stopped making the tubed amps and receivers they made so well.
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:23 PM
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Dave, don't I know this! I have a Magnavox Tube Console Imperial and can't even compare to the sound on the Astro Sonics which I've had several of. Miniman82, I like that cabinet on that Magnavox, but what's up with the screen (Is it dirty) and where's the knobs? Ooh and to the guy who has 20 different sets, we need to have a serious conversation by email or texting so I can see some pics. I mite make it to Dallas Texas if I go out and visit a friend sometime this summer who lived out that way. I'd love to pay you a visit, it's worth it to see what you have anyway. But in the meantime I'd like to see some pictures, so I'll give you my number or email, whatever you think is easier.

Yeah, right now i got a 21-23 Magnavox Console from the early 1990s, and it still over powers my mother's flat screen. I don't know why my mother and most other people need one of those 50+ inch flat screens, to me you could enjoy the same picture on a 23 inch console, and it'll look and sound better. To me, all these flat screens look the same with just a foreign name brand slapped on them. I hope these flat screens go out of style someday, I really do
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:34 PM
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This RCA of my mother's of my mother's I'm sure made in Japan, and not a real RCA that my dad and Grandmother use to help make in the 80s and 90s.

The small console is my TV. I got it from my elderly neighbor. Same lady I got the 1961 Magnavox Imperial from this was why I thought her tv was older than 1991 but it still over powers my mother's 2014 flat screen anytime!
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:38 PM
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That "Dirty Screen" is what we call a cataract. It happens when the adhesive that bonds the safety glass to the front of the CRT starts to deteriorate and de-laminate from the screen leaving the "Dirty" or "Moldy" look. Unfortunately its not just a matter of spraying the screen with windex, you would have to take off safety glass from the face of the crt. You do this by applying pressure to the 4 sides of the crt and let it sit out in the sun for a couple hours until the glass peels off. I would advise that you be very careful when removing a cataract on a square set, the square CRT's shape puts a lot more stress on the tube than a round tube and the tube can implode if knocked hard by a heavy hammer or chisel. Its fun to remove cataracts, but you just have to be safe doing it.
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:44 PM
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Here are my TVs
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:47 PM
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Swizzy man are any of your RCA's for sale
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:48 PM
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I love the wescott. Does anyone have the CTC-7 in the Worthington cabinet ?
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:53 PM
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Thanks! Unfortunately, none of my color sets are for sale, but I do have a black and white set I'd be willing to part with.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:12 PM
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If you want to play with a very early color roundie, you're gonna need a very healthy budget.

A CTC-4 will run about $900 minimum with a good 21AXP22.

A CTC-7 Worthington is über-rare; $1500 minimum.

A 7 Grenoble is probably $750+.

CTC-9s are fetching $500 nowadays.

A 21-CT-55, $2000 minimum.

A 15GP22 based set; $2500 on the very low end, and the sky is truly the limit.

My all-time favorite chassis is the CTC-9. I highly recommend you start there...
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:17 PM
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If you want to play with a very early color roundie, you're gonna need a very healthy budget.

A CTC-4 will run about $900 minimum with a good 21AXP22.

A CTC-7 Worthington is über-rare; $1500 minimum.

A 7 Grenoble is probably $750+.

CTC-9s are fetching $500 nowadays.

A 21-CT-55, $2000 minimum.

A 15GP22 based set; $2500 on the very low end, and the sky is truly the limit.

My all-time favorite chassis is the CTC-9. I highly recommend you start there...
What would you say a restored 4 with a glass 21FB would fetch Ben? 21FB tests like new.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:23 PM
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What would you say a restored 4 with a glass 21FB would fetch Ben? 21FB tests like new.
Not much; the whole point in having one of the '54-'57 era roundies is to have the earlier CRT (be it 15GP22, 19VP22, or 21AXP22). Maybe $400-$500. And for that money, I'd rather have a CTC-7 or CTC-9.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:25 PM
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Not much; the whole point in having one of the '54-'57 era roundies is to have the earlier CRT (be it 15GP22, 19VP22, or 21AXP22). Maybe $400-$500. And for that money, I'd rather have a CTC-7 or CTC-9.
Thats what I figured. I have a spare 21ax I could install if I ever want to sell it. 21FB produces a better picture
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:29 PM
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If anyone thinks they have a set they'd like to share with me that they want to sell, private message me and we'll exchange emails.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:30 PM
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Doesn't need to be a roundie, can be any color console from 57 to about 70 that has a decent cabinet.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:43 PM
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Knowing a budget would help...
There are sets I wouldn't haul off for $50, sets worth thousands, and literally everything in between.

Saying "any" color set '57 to '70 doesn't say much. It's like saying you'll buy any car built between 1900 and 2000...
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