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 1975 Kreisler Colourama 660-1
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:35:27 AM on 17 December 2021.
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 Location: Killarney Vale, NSW
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Hi guys, I got a lovely Kriesler Colourama 660-1 yesterday. VHF only of course and a 1975. Was wondering if there was anyone in Sydney, Central Coast or Newcastle that may be able to take it on as a repair job. It’s been well looked after over the years (obviously a treasured piece!).

I’m based on the Central Coast, but can deliver it to anyone that may be able to help.



Kriesler Colourama
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:11:41 PM on 17 December 2021.
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 Location: Penrith, NSW
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Hi Mark.
If no one closer can help you, I have a working Kriesler 59-01.
I have the manuals and can use my set to substitue modules, power supply board etc.

I'm in Penrith.

By the way, try not to operate the fine tuning control. If it has seized, you might break the fine-tuning gear.



 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:48:05 PM on 17 December 2021.
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 Location: Killarney Vale, NSW
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Hi Wayne, believe it or not, I thought of you and I actually sent you an email this morning.

You had a look at my HMV E1-01 about 4 or 5 years ago!

I'd love to be able to drop it down to you one day if you wouldn't mind having a look and seeing if it's worth repairing.

If you check your email, I sent you more of a description as well as some photos of the set and the internals.

Thanks again!


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:51:21 PM on 21 December 2021.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Photos uploaded.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:51:37 PM on 21 December 2021.
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 Location: Hill Top, NSW
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Looks well looked after.

Kriesler TVs I think were clones (or related) to Philips sets? Or am I mistaken.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:11:31 PM on 21 December 2021.
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 Location: Hobart, TAS
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This series of Kriesler TVs were designed by Kriesler engineers using Mainly Philips parts.(Australia).
I know from factory observation that parts like the FBT, or Line output transformers, sourced from Philips were stringently tested at much higher than normal operating voltages and returned to Philips if duds.
Hence the remarkable reliability and quality of this series of television sets..
Have still some spare parts for these if someone is desperate.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:41:09 PM on 24 December 2021.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Much of the circuitry (and even the pinouts of some of the plug-in modules, even though they were physically quite different) was shared with the Philips K9.

Main points of difference were:

IF and sound
Power Supply
RGB CRT drive (the K9 used difference drive to the CRT, one of the last designs to do so).

In my opinion it was much improved over the Philips set.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:13:28 AM on 25 December 2021.
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 Location: MilwWI, US
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The Krieslers could routinely resolve the final resolution grating (with some attenuation) on the ABC test pattern which was 5MHz/400 lines.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:35:07 PM on 27 December 2021.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Yes, the vision IF is well designed. Be aware though that this model does not handle Zweiton (German) stereo well without a modification. But then that's now somewhat irrelevant, isn't it?

Nice low-density boards made any servicing that was needed much easier. And on the early production boards at least you could plug a module onto the back of the board for easier service access.

Given their level of complexity they were quite reliable and they certainly make glorious pictures.

They also had the scan S-correction modulated to compensate for the varying deflection angle between edges and centre of the screen. Means the lines on the test pattern are straight over the entire screen, something you don't get on other CRT TVs. Extra complexity that only an avid test pattern watcher would notice! Strange that Philips left the extra parts that implemented this off their boards.

Of course, in the early days of colour the PM5544 test card was up for a good part of the morning and in a lineup of TVs in a showroom this would be noticeable.

I have a 59-03 (with the "self-converging" 20AX CRT, VHF-UHF,tuner, ultrasonic remote control) that I would happily swap for one of these sets.

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