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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 10:30 pm   #3
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Default Re: What 405 line set to buy?

Ekco do some nice sets - they use good quality controls, not the silly little sliders that Pye and others used that barely last 70 years The snag is they are lumbered with Mazda CRTs, though the 17" rectangular ones seem to be a lot better.

If you want a show piece you occasionally run and takes not too much space then the Bush TV22 is reliable and easy to work on, no exotic valves. If you want something to watch regularly then TBH you want a bigger screen, so a mid-50's 17" Ekco would make a good choice as being the typical box with two controls in the corner they don't fetch very much but give good pictures and there's plenty of them about.

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