The G8


There were a vast number of G8’s that were made over its seven year period, this article try’s to bring you as many as I could find. There are some black and white photos included from supplements found in a G8 service manual, this helps to demonstrate the variety of TVs produced with this chassis.

As mentioned above, Its not surprising there were so many, the G8 replaced the G6 and was manufactured between 1970 and 1977, which is quite a considerable run. I’ve been trying to add a G8 to the collection, it took a few years but one has finally been sourced see here.

If you’re repairing a G8 then you’ll be interested in the “Stock Faults” and “Servicing the sets G8” article. Of course members get access to the service library data as well. Then there’ setting up the output balancing see here









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If you have any thoughts experiences or memories you would like to share regarding this range of sets, or the G8 chassis in general then please leave a comment below.

11 thoughts on “The G8

  1. I enjoyed servicing the G8, especially after the G6. Worked for CES (Combined Electronic Services), part of the Philips group.
    Did not enjoy the many shocks of discharging the CRT and many of the large capacitors through me though!

  2. I worked for Visionhire from 1976 till 1984 in North London, I liked the G8 chassis it was reward the effort once setup properly which is more than can be said for some manufacturers products!!

  3. I had some bad experience with G8 sets – but then, the ones I handled were quite old. I suspect one was actually a victim of a “botched” repair, leading to it getting way worse. I can see, though, how they were actually a rather good design for their time. When, years earlier, I saw fairly new G8 sets, I thought they were really quite good.

  4. I left school in 1978 and started work for a small independent TV repaire shop in Kings Heath, Birmingham. On my very first day at work my self and the service manager went over to CES/Philips on the Coventry road in Birmingham to collect some spares that had been ordered. I remember the Philips G8 it was a good reliable TV set and was lovely to work on, happy days!!!

  5. The parents of one of my friends had a G8 until the late 1980s. I can remember the 6 push buttons & how they would hinge open to expose the tuning adjusters.

    I never knew there were so many variations until I found this page, & that even some Philips B&W sets had the same buttons.

  6. I used to like them too. They were reasonably reliable and I could service them despite being only half way through my training in the mid seventies . Triplers , Lopts , dropper sections and Thyristors used to go quite a bit but the chassis was a lot easier to deal with than a double print circuit board GEC.

  7. I’d love to buy a good 26″ G8 if any one has one that they might consider selling. Willing to pay a good price for the right set.

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