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colourmaster
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Hi,

I thought you might like to see my two ITT CVC5's.

The teak one is a ITT/KB CK500 and the dark one is an RGD CR20.

The ITT is used regularly but the RGD has been stored away for about 7 years. I obtained it from a dealer friend 20 years ago, it even had it's instruction book with it. When I switched it on it displayed the picture shown . I think they were the best hybrid ever with the Decca Bradford second .

What are your thoughts on them ?
Gary.

 
Posted : 18/07/2015 3:27 pm
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I only saw a few CVC 5 sets so can't comment on them apart from your two look good.

The first ITT we sold/rented were the CVC20 chassis and then the CVC30, both nice chassis, only problem I remember and not sure which version was the frame output transistors occasionally giving up but not a major problem. The first teletext we rented and then Prestel were ITT.

Frank

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Posted : 18/07/2015 5:13 pm
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Compared to the two I have gary your examples are mint :ccb :bba . want to swap :qq1 .

Cheers
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Posted : 18/07/2015 5:33 pm
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Very nice and a good reliable chassis too :aad

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Posted : 18/07/2015 9:18 pm
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The CVC5 was an excellent chassis, I had a 22" ITT given to me by a friend in the early 80's.
It had a superb picture and never gave any trouble during the six years I had it.
I replaced it purely because I wanted a remote control set with a scart socket :aaf

 
Posted : 18/07/2015 9:42 pm
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Hi
I was just wondering was the cvc5 the only RGD branded colour set . I can't remember any after that .
Gary.

 
Posted : 19/07/2015 12:50 am
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Hi Gary,
I remember the 20" RGD branded CVC5 was introduced in 1970, or was it '71? The marketing policy was to offer only a 20" model, there was no 22" model. Later on in the early seventies the RGD brand was discontinued and the direct account RGD dealers received KB branded sets instead, later to become ITT-KB, then another rebrand as ITT. Even later on the brand was known as ITT-Nokia and finally as just Nokia.

Till Eulenspiegel.

 
Posted : 19/07/2015 8:36 pm
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Hi David
Thanks for that information, I can remember the cr20 & cr26 but as you say no 22" . The last Nokia set I had was a very good set. I wonder if the Nokia name will appear on flat TVs sometime in the future now that their phone brand has ended.
Gary.

 
Posted : 19/07/2015 10:24 pm
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It was a strange that RGD didn't offer a 22" model, but I remember at the time the firm stated that because there was so little a difference in screen areas between the two screen sizes a single 20" model would be entirely adequate for their marketing needs.

I wonder if the Nokia name will appear on flat TVs sometime in the future now that their phone brand has ended.
Gary.

Hi Gary,
I reckon it'll not be long.

Till Eulenspiegel.

 
Posted : 20/07/2015 1:16 am
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These set where one of the best hybrid sets ever produced .
As a young Aprentice in the early 70's we at Telebank used these sets under 3 different brand names ; KB , RGD & Regentone all 20 inch sets .
The sets fitted with hitachi crt's lasted a lot longer than the ones fitted with mullard crt's
You could get a good 10 years out of one of these sets on the rental market at the time .
Can anyone remember ITT/ KB first solid state set the FT110?
Chris

 
Posted : 26/09/2015 1:48 am
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Hi Chris,

Telebank?
There was a Telebank in Bolton in the early 1960's, any connection with the one where you worked? I knew little about the company, whether it was national or local to South Lancashire.

ITT FT110, We sold one or two, not many and other than it having a very continental design that's about all, I think it was continental, long ago and far way has the song goes.
Frank

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Posted : 26/09/2015 9:22 am
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Hi
We had 5 FT110 ITT on rental , if my memory serves me correctly they had a thyristor line output like the other European 110 deg sets available at the time .
They didn't give us much trouble other than a beam limiter fault causing low contrast.
Regards.
Gary.

 
Posted : 26/09/2015 10:37 am
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I believe Telebank was owned by STC/ITT hence the emphasis on sets made by that company. Didn't they rent out mono TVs under the Regentone brand? Never seen a Regentone colour TV, in fact the RGD brand was gone by the early seventies. STC also owned the Argosy and Ace names.
The FT110: I was offered this set but declined to accept it, at the time I had too many dealerships. I could do without another strange TV to look after, in fact it turned out to be a very set. The FT110 was imported from Germany where it's likely it was marketed under different brand names.

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Posted : 26/09/2015 11:07 am
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Hi all , Telebank was a national company who's head office & training centre was in Bolton & indeed was owned by stc/ITT until the late 70's or early 80's when it was sold to the Granada group.
As with most tv rental company's in the 70's they too had problems with supply of sets even being owned by a major TV manufacturer , I remember sets like GEC hybrid & solid state sets , some other sets that came to us at that time where Telpro , Doric , Marconi .
The Telpro set was or looked like a Decca Bradford type of chassis but not if you get what I mean . Let's just say it was based around a Decca . The Doric as most of you know was a redifusion set the model we had was the 2213 I believe again this looked a bit Decca influenced but a lot better quality than the Telpro.
The mono sets where all ITT/ KB with the odd exception of a few GEC dual & single standard sets. The early or the oldest KB I remember was the TV10/15 set these being taken out of service as I started . The newest was the VC200 chassis & ofcorse every ITT/ KB model in between .
These where happy days in a busy workshop . I must say I loved working there but as with all good things they come to an end .
Chris

 
Posted : 26/09/2015 3:43 pm
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