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 Pye 22C-6 Colour TV Free in Reservoir Melbourne
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:32:10 PM on 8 August 2020.
Pitchersj's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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There is a free Pye Colour TV on Gumtree at the moment.

Ian Robertson tells me it's a T30C

I would love it but it's in Melbourne and I can't collect at the moment 😭

Seller needs gone by Wednesday as he is moving

Would any Melbourne members be willing to collect it for me ??

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/reservoir/other-antiques-art-collectables/vintage-pye-tv-with-micro-touch-tuning-not-working-/1254296080

I will send pictures to Brad.

Pye Colour Television
Pye Colour Television
Pye Colour Television


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:35:37 PM on 8 August 2020.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:47:45 PM on 8 August 2020.
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Thanks for uploading the photos Brad


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:00:08 AM on 10 August 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Dont Remember seeing that model before ? Its about 25 to 30 years too new for me though , That wall paper in the background reminds me of the bad points in the 80s too ,,


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:48:32 PM on 10 August 2020.
Pitchersj's avatar
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From 1976 Ian Robertson tells me


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 12:16:35 AM on 11 August 2020.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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With the restrictions in Melbourne stopping people going more than a few km, and only on approved business, I can't see that TV getting saved. Sad.

It even looks a little bit like the Mitsubishi Thorn in some ways.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 4:16:49 AM on 11 August 2020.
MonochromeTV's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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It is a 1977/1978 Pye "Series 22" 22C-6 with a T34 chassis.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 4:36:51 AM on 11 August 2020.
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They should have made life easier by using 0.25" hex heads for back cover screws like HMV did.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 5:16:19 AM on 11 August 2020.
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I disagree on screws. Phillips heads are pretty much universal in Australia. Nothing is worse than needing to fix an appliance and being confronted with a square, hex, torx, security torx, triangle or other strange configuration where you happen not to have the correct bit handy. I had to pull apart a UPS the other day so the batteries could be replaced. Four screws - three torx and one phillips. Why not just four phillips? They cost less and don't aggravate the serviceman. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 8:23:31 AM on 11 August 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Yep , Have to agree ,Philips heads are practical and the JIS are the best ,,, As for Vintage TVs ,,Wing nuts should of been standard !!! you're forever taking the back on and off ,on and off . The old sets can be temperamental moody things at times .
unfortunately many vintage TVs dont have a back on them , It was taken off by some DIY Dad in the 60s and lost forever after he changed all the valves around to make it work ,,, LOL

pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 11:32:25 AM on 11 August 2020.
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Pity looks like we missed that one.

It has a lot of styling, design and engineering significance.

Firstly it has the 2nd generation very clever modular front panel treatment (used on 20, 22 and 26" models) with microtouch channels.
Because it's a T34 (rare) it has the Matsushita Mosfet tuner.
The T34 was the short run simplified development of the T30 for self-converging CRTs up to 53cm. Simple and ultra reliable. They only made 18000 of this chassis because they couldn't move production of it to Philips Hendon, it was SO much better that the KT2 that replaced it.
The world's first IR remote control was introduced in this series and this set has it.

Plus the gorgeous joinery made cabinet!

There is a postscript to the T34 chassis.
It was developed while the R&D manager at Pye Marrickville was on leave. Once they had built the prototype they went over his head and dumped the large box of parts that wouldn't be needed in the new model, along with BOM and production costing that showed the new model could be built for half the cost of the old.
That's how the T34 came to be built.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 1:17:17 AM on 12 August 2020.
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 Location: MilwWI, US
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Is there a link to schematic for T34?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 1:20:03 AM on 12 August 2020.
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"security torx"

Like used on newer microwave ovens. Just use a small slot screwdriver and out they come!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 6:19:39 AM on 12 August 2020.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Is there a link to schematic for T34?

It can be arranged.


 
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