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Old 3rd March 2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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Talking Anyone collect vintage Portable CRT TV's ?

Anyone collect vintage CRT portable TV's ?
I started to collect vintage portable color tv's.
I usually get them for free, rescue from garbage or pay very little for them.

Managed to save this one from the garbage. Brought it home, cleaned it up, plugged it in and works like new ! It has a few scratches here and there but nothing too visible. Love the fake woodgrain.lol
It is made in Singapore in 1987.
Anyone have any info on it ?
Model number is: Hitachi CT-1367
Hitachi Remote CLU-190
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Old 20th April 2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Just picked up this rare little thing today for free.
The original owner was gonna toss it out in the trash.
Here's my vintage 1979 Panasonic CT-778 Quintrix 2 Portable color tv with 7" screen.
Works like new.
Made in Japan.
Manufactured January 1979
Solid State
13 Channels VHF, 82 Channels UHF
a/c to d/c adapter included
weight 15 pounds
10" high, 8 1/2" wide, 12 1/2" long.

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video ---- 1979 Panasonic CT-778 Quintrix II Color Portable TV - YouTube

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Old 20th April 2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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I bought a little 9" B&W at Sears back in the 1960s. It was my faithful little thing for a very long time. Sat in my shop next to my scope, kept me company. SOmeone broke in and stole it.

But now that they have forced DTV upon us, my TVs no longer receive anything, so tired old ones have hit the heap. SAve the power cord, maybe the screws, the tiny speaker might be useful...
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Old 20th April 2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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With regular coaxial cable, the tv's should work still, here in Canada they still do.
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Old 22nd April 2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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In the USA, all NTSC broadcasts went off the air some long time ago. Now broadcast is all DTV. (I think there are a very few small local NTSC stations on air in certain special circumstances) If I connected my cable feed to the set, it would work, or a VCR. But to put up an antenna, I;d get nothing.

I used to be an avid TV DXer, but no more.

My best score was one afternoon long ago I picked up three FLorida stations coming in very well, on rabbit ears, here in Michigan. About 45 minutes of that, and they disappeared back into the noise.

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Old 23rd April 2013, 12:02 AM   #6
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Same in Canada. Analog is gone.
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Old 23rd April 2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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Anyone remember the Regonda starlet..
(Used as a ZX81 monitor..LMAO..well it was in my bedroom)


They did a little six inch B&W as well.......

Analogue also gone...Yes also a TV DXer..in the distant past.. Harlick TV, Granada..with TV aerial amps in the loft..switchable outside aerials<<<sad I know but interesting (I was quite young). see what you could see through the snow on the screen...wooosh swishhh...sound on vision...vision on sound...and loss of horizontal hold...the wind would blow and the ghosts would slide to the side of the pictures.....the attempt at the motorised aerial support...that only worked in fine weather...and would act like a weathervane in the wind..


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Old 1st May 2013, 10:51 PM   #8
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I had a pair of working Philco Futura sets with the tube in a plasctic bubble atop the box w/ the works. Gave them both to good homes. Both are worth a lot now, as '50's artifacts. Saw one in my art history book...
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Old 2nd May 2013, 03:29 AM   #9
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Do you recognise the TV at 24 seconds of this youtube clip ?

Titanic - Movie Trailer - YouTube

It's the "Titanic" set, that is, it's the same model Old Rose is watching at the beginning of the 1997 Movie.
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Old 2nd May 2013, 04:21 AM   #10
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You do find nice condition stuff, Rob. That Sears TV looks oh so '70s, though condition suggests it just came out of the box.

I don't understand the problems with DTV reception. We have two TVs here; one is NTSC, with an outdoor antenna (no mast, just tied to a horizontal tree branch) and ran through a preamp and ATSC>NTSC converter box. The other is an ATSC flatscreen using rabbit ears. A couple dozen channels are received on either set.
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