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Old 15th Oct 2019, 12:40 pm   #21
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Default Re: Here's an unusual creature. TV with 8 track player.

Here's LA-based youtuber shango066 loading a Curtis-Mathes all-in-one entertainment center onto his pickup.

It contains a Garrard record deck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9QvwUGWyoM
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 1:21 pm   #22
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Lots of photos of Curtis Mathis sets, note the Collaro and BSR record decks and one photo on the site shows the BSR TD? Tape deck,
https://www.curtis-mathes.com/apps/blog/
Got to love the way the site goes on about those 'masterpiece of American-made tech', yet the electronics are Japanese and the decks are British Collaro or BSR!

Wouldn't fancy lugging one of those out a skip
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 9:54 pm   #23
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Default Re: Here's an unusual creature. TV with 8 track player.

Hello, sorry when I said twin panel I meant the set had two vertical pcb's, IF on the left and timebases on the right. Valve UHF tuner although I seem to remember later types had a transistorised one, long before the integrated 6 button one.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 11:27 pm   #24
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Could it be a Sears Cartrivision system? An early video recorder using 12.7mm. tape on stacked spools.

As well as the obvious self-recordability, there was the option to rent pre-recorded feature films by post -- the films coming on special cassettes that had no drive to the supply spool, so you only got to watch the movie once! A special rewinding machine would be used in the rental shop.
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 12:23 pm   #25
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Note the silver screen bezel looks quite similar to the one in o/p's photo..as do the general layout of the controls, so my money's on RCA. Yes, that could also apply to many different models of the era but they do look somewhat similar.
Lots of sets were starting to look the same, the control layout of this 1972 Zenith is almost a perfect match.

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Old 17th Oct 2019, 5:45 pm   #26
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Here is a YouTube video of an 8track Greek Radiant TV from the 70s according to the description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL3v4MMDAK8


Owner demonstrates the 8 track.
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