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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:59:54 PM on 24 July 2020.
Pitchersj's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Hello

I'm asking on behalf of someone selling a Thorn Model 63T2 Colour TV

Can anyone give any general information on this model

Thanks


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:16:45 PM on 24 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Yes I saw that ! I wouldn't mind that 80s Thorn ,,How much does he want for it >?
There was also a free Pye 1957 ,,but its in SA


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:34:20 PM on 24 July 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Have a pic of it?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:13:12 PM on 24 July 2020.
Pitchersj's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Ian

I've just sent a photo to Brad for upload

Pete

I can ask the lady selling it because I have bought the PYE 501A/1 she was also selling
She's storing it for me until I can pick it up after the border closures are lifted

These were her Grandmother's and they have been beautifully cared for

She's in northern Melbourne, Dallas Vic, Postcode 3047

Thorn Colour Television 63T2


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:27:07 PM on 24 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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OK ,, ask her for me and maybe we can ship them both ,,Depends how much ..I have a use for that Thorn maybe ,,It looks good


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:34:07 PM on 24 July 2020.
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I once had both versions of this telly, the other having the twin rotary tuners. That set was the 63T1. When using the ultrasonic remote on the 63T2 I could hear the squealing coming from it.

These sets were pretty bulletproof and had very simple innards.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:37:03 PM on 24 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Brad , I had one too ,years ago . it was a good set ..


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:42:12 PM on 24 July 2020.
Pitchersj's avatar
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Brad

Thanks for uploading the picture

Pete

$250 or best offer.
I'm thinking that is a little pricey, but it does look in nice condition

I think she just wants them to go to good homes.

I know some Thorn Colour TV's have issues, which is the reason I'm asking for her.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 10:52:50 PM on 24 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Well it wont sell in a hurry ... Its a bit Rich ...$150 maybe ,They are not easy to sell 80s sets .. I will give it some thought thanks Steve and Thanks Brad for the loading of the pic so we could chat about the TV set ,,, Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 10:58:02 PM on 24 July 2020.
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Pete

Do you want me to offer $150 ??

What year would you guess it was made ??


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 11:24:13 PM on 24 July 2020.
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These are from around 1982. My family bought the AWA version of the 63T1 back then. I think the model number was C6333. It had a woodgrain escutcheon rather than the Thorn's satin chrome one. It didn't miss a beat for 30-odd years.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 11:31:28 PM on 24 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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1986 ? I think ,,, I was going out with a girl in my teens and her Dad gave me one , But what year it was is blur . The TV is long gone and the girl have not spoken too since about then ,,Probably married some " normal " person with no bad Habits ! That didnt fill the house up with TVS and radiograms and piles of 50s junk .

Talk to you about the TV when I see you on Sunday ... Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 10:51:18 AM on 25 July 2020.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Yes the British Thorn 4KA had put a bad taste in everyone's mouth about AWA - Thorn.

That one is the rock-solid Mitsubishi - designed, AWA assembled Q chassis with the blue-tinted CRT faceplate. Bet it still works.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 11:48:00 AM on 25 July 2020.
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 Location: Penrith, NSW
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The 63T2 and the 63T3 are both listed as being 63cm sets with the QM chassis, and having Touch Tuning. U.H.F./V.H.F.

The 63T3 is most likely the A.W.A. version of this set with a different cabinet style/colour.

Wayne.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 11:56:16 AM on 25 July 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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We only saw the basic rotary tuner models.

Was the remote still ultrasonic in 1982??


 
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