Mitsubishi CT-2005BS 20" CTV
Its been a while since ive really posted anything due to work etc so here goes
Although quite modern by forum standards (1979/80?) I thought this Mitsubishi should deserve a mention seeing as its in mint condition. I saved it by the skin of its teeth from the WEEE skip at work. Initial diagnosis is that it fires up but the Tube seems very dull which may come back up with a bit of prolonged use. Its quite compact for a 20" set.
With it using an isolated chassis, My plans for this set will be to retrofit the main board out of a Goodmans GDR11 Freeview box with modulator inside the cabinet. Some may say this is sacrilege! I see this as breathing new life into a seemingly useless (to the average man in the street) television set.
Stay tuned to see the progress
See pics attached
Well done for saving it
These were marvelous sets! They made two versions one with the 20" pil tube your set has and a 22" with either pil or a Mullard 30ax tube I think the 30ax sets were later models.
The only common fault I can remember was dry joints on the line driver transformer which caused the set to go intermittent dead.
They were the most reliable set of their day, most never went wrong and slogged on until the tube gave up.
Well done for saving it from the jaws of death!
Sadly, they did get a bit tubey. There was a 20" early "black diamond" set which used a similar chassis. The tubes were always superb on these, and as the remote was usually missing when I bought them ex-rental from campion wholesale, I got them for £15 (a tenner for a tatty one). Phil Campion used to put them by for me, as nobody else wanted to fork out for the remote. I found (quite by accident) a toshiba remote worked them which I could get a cpc copy for, for little money. Good days. The only failure I saw was dry-joints causing intermittent frame. Must have sold 100 or so!
With it using an isolated chassis, My plans for this set will be to retrofit the main board out of a Goodmans GDR11 Freeview box with modulator inside the cabinet. Some may say this is sacrilege!
You say that, but... at one point, I was planning to retrofit a Freeview decoder into my late parents' Salora set (24K77) given that the Teletext decoder had failed - the plan was to switch the Freeview RGB outputs into where the Teletext went!
However, I suspect that this will become a job done when Nelson gets his eye back...