1968 HMV 2700 Colourmaster

BRC 2000 Chassis

Model: HMV 2700


System: 405/625 Line

Original List Price : £362.18

Valves: None, all transistor

CRT: Mazda A63 11X

Here we have the first fully transistorised colour television receiver in the world. This HMV Colourmaster Model 2700, introduced in 1968, uses a 25 inch MAZDA shadow-mask tube. This being a colour dual standard, is capable of  405 line and 625 line. There are eight detachable circuit boards which are placed all around a rectangular frame which forms the main chassis. The whole unit can be slid out on rails to aid access and servicing.

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Powered this one on and there was a nice test card F displayed, however right before my eyes the line sync started to go and could not be resolved with adjustment. The set has many Callins and no doubt one or more are starting to exhibit leakage ( electrical not physical).




1 thought on “1968 HMV 2700 Colourmaster”

  1. This Thorn 2000 is in mint condition, the cabinet still retains its high gloss. Nothing missing or broken, you may have seen one on e-bay recently, well this knocks spots off that. No broken handles etc. Not touched and only turned on once about seven years ago. At the time it gave a good picture before sync issues manifested as above. Full of original parts including all those callins. Perfect for the serious collector to either restore or leave as is.
    NOW SOLD….


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