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1970 G22K511/05 : G6 Chassis

 
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1970 G22K511/05 : G6 Chassis

Post by colourmaster » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:02 pm

Hi everyone,

Today I thought I'd try my trusty old G6 which I've owned for nearly 25 years. I was shocked when the picture didn't appear. It had a NOS loptx fitted a good many years ago having being the only fault I've had with it. All I could see was the fusable resistor down in the power section had sprung. It must have been the old solder as its running perfectly. I couldn't find my service manual so I'm. Assuming it's the ht feed.

The picture is really good on it's original green label mullard tube. One of my favourite old sets .

Regards.
Gary

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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by Doz » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:35 pm

I've still never seen one in the flesh! :ccf

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by Katie Bush » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:36 pm

We had a couple of these, way back in about 1978.. One, we kept because it was such an excellent performer, the other went out on sale - never saw it again.

My own feeling was that the 22" was a better, sharper and more 'accurate' picture than any of the dozens 25" models we had.... :)

Wish I still had one or two today...... :aaf

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by colourmaster » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:32 pm

Hi Marion
This set has always been one of my favourite sets .
It has also been very reliable while I've had it .
I took it to Leominster to display at our tcc convention a few years ago and it performed faultlessly for three days, it was switched on at 9am and switched off at midnight plus longer .
Not bad for a 40 year old hybrid.
Regards.
Gary.

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by Katie Bush » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:20 am

Hi Gary,

Agree with that, and I always rather thought that Philips had just about perfected the G6, then ceased manufacture.. I have no doubt in my mind that the last of the S/S versions were a much improved and more dependable model that the earlier D/S versions.

What never ceased to amaze me was the fact that the same large chassis, shoehorned into a smaller cabinet, seemed to run cooler and happier than in the larger, 25" sets.

My next leap forward was to a KT3, which never once faltered in all its years of service.. I ended up hauling that one to a local auction room with a load of other sets and household miscellany.

Marion

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by Doz » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:24 pm

Katie Bush wrote:Hi Gary,

My next leap forward was to a KT3, which never once faltered in all its years of service.. I ended up hauling that one to a local auction room with a load of other sets and household miscellany.

Marion


Ah, the KT3... "Wimbledon's coming, best order some Triplers".... there always seemed to be a rush on as the weather warmed up, and tennis fanatics were banished to the KT3 portable...

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by Focus 2 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:14 pm

Indeed, having worked on an original dual standard this version is a wonderful improvement with its plug in IF panel.
Yours truly fitted the NOS LOPT. The focus chain resistors had all changed in value so these were replaced.
The set worked but on setting up there was smearing one would expect from a low emission CRT, yet the image was bright. A spark was spotted in the PFL200 so was replaced. The poor picture persisted, replacing the BF108 solved the problem. A diode was used in the d/s version which caused excessive brightness when that failed.
I remember Gary encountered no colour when he got the set back. My fault as I'd set it up on a UHF modulator which is slightly off from off air reception. A slight adjustment of the Ref Osc coil was all that was needed.
This was over 10years ago. I'm pleased the set still works.
Oh yes, the 3A fuse failed on early tests. Think I used a standard 1inch mains 3A fuse which was all I had at the time. Needs a 1 1/4" anti surge type in this position.
Cheers
Brian

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by colourmaster » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:08 pm

Hi Brian
I thought it was it least 10 years ago since you fitted the NOS lopt . In fact that's the last time the back was off so it's done very until yesterdays' minor fault .
I wonder if any engineers of that era can remember how reliable they were back then . I wonder how long they lasted from been installed new till their first breakdown.
Regards.
Gary.

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by malcscott » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:42 am

It must have been a matter of hours !! :bba

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by colourmaster » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:29 am

Hi Malc
Blimey I thought that they might have lasted maybe a few months. Imagine what it must have been like to have been a Philips dealer then .
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Gary.

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by Katie Bush » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:08 pm

405 fan wrote:Hi Malc
Blimey I thought that they might have lasted maybe a few months. Imagine what it must have been like to have been a Philips dealer then .
Regards.
Gary.


There was a little mod you perform to keep a G6 running for longer - take the back off, chuck it in the bin, and put a damned big fan behind the set to blow cool air over its innards!

Failing that, only use the set on the coldest days of the year, and keep the living room window open.

ttt:

 
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Re: 22" Philips G6

Post by colourmaster » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:11 pm

Hi Marion
Thanks for the tip , so we safely say that the G6 wasn't very well liked ?.
Regards.
Gary.


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