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Old 24th Feb 2021, 11:38 am   #17
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Default Re: What 405 line set to buy?

One good thing about any Philips product is that it works and always works well. As the comments back up the fact that they are certainly not a good candidate for a starter.

Models with vertical chassis as I mentioned with the Ferguson 306T and many 50s GEC models can be very fiddly to work on. Removal of the tube can help with components that are mounted close to the CRT bowl but it is then difficult to test the chassis between replacements.

GEC made a couple of 6" CRTs that could be fitted in place of the bigger tube giving easy access for servicing. Has anyone got one?

In the early 50s Alba also produced some excellent models that were very easy to work on and again not popular with the cult brigade. All components are well laid out and nicely identified in their service manuals. John.
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