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Old 20th Aug 2023, 6:25 pm   #1
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Well just the TV cabinet actually, the guts were all removed long ago.

I cannot accurately remember the model # but I do know the make.

It was 26" colour and I think all solid state apart from the CRT of course.

Well made and I always thought it was a quality TV.

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Old 20th Aug 2023, 6:29 pm   #2
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Looks Dynatron to me. I have a 22" Dynatron CTV16 fitted with the Pye 697 chassis. Very same style cabinet.
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Old 20th Aug 2023, 6:35 pm   #3
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All the early dual standard colour TVs looked like that. I had a great aunt that had one - can't remember the model. It seemed huge (I was about 15 at the time).
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Old 20th Aug 2023, 7:23 pm   #4
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Matt Spanner has one I think

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Old 20th Aug 2023, 9:00 pm   #5
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I had a Dynatron single-standard 22 inch hybryd colour TV with a Tambour door cabinet just like that.

Pye 697 chassis sounds about right.

It had a remote control on the end of a thick multicore cable, how cool was that? (not).

Very reliable, now I think back.
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Old 20th Aug 2023, 10:28 pm   #6
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Whatever was in it the cabinet shouts "QUALITY". Lovely. Peter.
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Old 20th Aug 2023, 10:38 pm   #7
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Well done everybody, yes it was a Dynatron, I do not remember the CTV # or Pye chassis #.

Yes it did have the wired remote on a long thick multicore cable.

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Have the same set upstairs although just the 22" version, but can't currently get to the back to see the model number! Pye 697 chassis but with "tint", "tone" and "picture sharpness" additions.

The "large number of cabinet back screws" give it away as a Dynatron!
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Lovely stylish cabinet, seventies written all over it, i miss those days.
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Old 21st Aug 2023, 7:38 pm   #10
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Dynatron had the Royal Warrant, I think Lilibet really deserved something better than a Pye 697.
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Is that another cocktail cabinet in the making?
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Old 21st Aug 2023, 8:46 pm   #12
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Is that another cocktail cabinet in the making?
Too late I fear Steve, look at the veneered plywood back.
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Mine is a CTV21 with the solid state 731 chassis. Datestamped 1974. Now fully restored. They are capable of an excellent picture when correctly set up which few were when new!
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Old 23rd Aug 2023, 7:15 pm   #14
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Thee was a feature in Television magazine in the late 80s about fitting a Philips (K30? KT3?) into a 70s Dynatron cabinet.
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Old 23rd Aug 2023, 7:57 pm   #15
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I prefer the cocktail cabinet idea to the dog basket conversion I saw the other day...
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Old 24th Aug 2023, 12:39 am   #16
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Just to say that my comments in Michael Maurice's recent thread [6/4/23] "Dynatron valve radiogram" regarding the somewhat elaborate cabinet styles [to say the very least] were genuinely expressed. However I'd known very little about the TV set range but I do agree, with the comments made by peterpixel and others on here, that they look and apparently were, a very much more superior product on all levels.

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The TV belonged to my late in-laws, I remember doing a couple of repairs to it in the early 1980s.

They replaced it with a more modern TV many years ago and my father in-law removed all the guts of it and used the empty cabinet for many years to store books and magazines.

During recent house clearance the family were going to dump the TV cabinet, I claimed it but have no idea what I will do with it, it just seems too good to be dumped.

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I wondered whether the Dynatrons were a specailly selected version of the Pyes? After all, either the 697 or 725 series were not exactly shining examples of technology, or at least of build quality!

I have two here, a 697 in a similar cabinet and a G11.

Both have a problem with the fact there are slight differences over the standard chassis and I don't have the relevant service manuals. I'm a bit stuck as they are both remote versions - the 697 with a wired handset, the G11 with an infrared. The audio sections differ, but I can't see how!
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I have two here, a 697 in a similar cabinet and a G11.

Both have a problem with the fact there are slight differences over the standard chassis and I don't have the relevant service manuals. I'm a bit stuck as they are both remote versions - the 697 with a wired handset, the G11 with an infrared. The audio sections differ, but I can't see how!
If you list the model numbers of these two sets, I may have the official Dynatron service information for them.
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Thanks - I'll dig them out and PM you.
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