Thorn Remote Controls; A guide
Remote Transmitter Reference
Yet another very useful piece of information published in the Thorn section of the blog, also opened up for discussion in the forum.
Thorn utilised a fair number of different remote control transmitter, ranging from the T701 ultrasonic, 8 channel version used in the 4000 series TV Model 2726, to the T736 infra-red unit used in conjunction with the TX100 (and earlier) chassis.
Over the years I’ve seen many requests here and on other forums, folk looking for information pertaining to these devices, with not much to go on. Myself included, though I did manage to track down an ultrasonic remote for one of my early Thorn 9000 TV’s (see here) and its listed at the foot of this page.
It would seem Thorn addressed this back in 1985, stating it had proved almost impossible to define them by model number since, in some cases, changes were made during a production run on the same model.
Below you will find information the ties the transmitter up with its remote control receiver PC number. This together with the photos, should allow identification. OK you’re not going to be able to ring up your local parts centre and order a replacement, but I hope this is of some use to the wider community and guests looking in.
I have a draw with a few period remotes so I’m off to see what I can tally up with this newly acquired information. At least I now know the ultrasonic remote I found for my Multibroadcast (9000 chassis), is a T705, still can’t believe I managed to find that in a box of junk I had long before I got the TV, it was destiny.
Thorn Remote Controls
Remote Control Information
|Type||Associated Control Reciever||Transmitter P/No|
|T708||PC465 (12 chan)||01M4-152-001|
|T725||PC1528 or PC1548||06M4-860-004|
In the case of some very old ultrasonic remotes, replacements were not available and were offered a repaired item. These included some such as shown below.
Note: Information gathered and extracted from June 1985 Ferguson Feedback. Full suite of magazines available in the members only data library.