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Old 01-20-2018, 02:05 PM
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Turns out we got a remote roundie! Hmmmm...

As mentioned on the other thread the sellers unexpectedly at the last minute were able to arrange a meet up for delivery. We're pleased and concerned at the same time, because it turns out it's a remote set and we weren't smart enough to ask that question in the first place! They seemed pretty rare back in our days of youth so it never occurred to us that it might be!

So now we're trying to find out what Space Command came with chassis 25MC33? The prices for those on eBay range from not too bad to frightening!

Here's some pics of our new baby! She'll come out of the cold and into the house as soon as our big strong son can help us out!
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remote unit??

inside of the cabinet on top right, behind the control panel in front:
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:22 PM
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Good looking set. The 25MC33 is a great chassis. If the tube is strong, you should get a great picture out of it. Don’t fret over the lack of UHF. Yu will likely be using a converter box or other signal source which outputs on VHF. since the digital transition, the lack of UHF tuning is not the drawback it once was. I would not worry about finding a remote until the chassis and cabinet are fully restored then you can add that feature last.
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"cataract" and front controls

hope the "cataract" isn't too bad, and what does "all channel" mean?
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:24 PM
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Before you worry about the remote, take the back off, post a pic and show us that it actually has the remote receiver chassis. Zenith made sets with pushbutton motorized tuning that were NOT remote ready. If you don't have the remote receiver chassis in the set then having the remote will not do you any good.

That is the zenith style cataract, not hard to fix. I had a video on my photobucket account, but after photobucket went ransom mode I can't play it, or embed it here...http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/El...?sort=3&page=1
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hope the "cataract" isn't too bad, and what does "all channel" mean?
All channel usually means VHF and UHF tuners built in. My Zenith roundie has All Channel on the control panel too.

Where are the channel numbers? Most Zeniths of this era have a lighted channel indicator window either on the tuning knob or on the control panel. From the front, this does not look like motorized tuning. We need to see complete pictures of the cabinet interior to determine exactly what you have.
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inside of the cabinet on top right, behind the control panel in front:
That is the tuner cluster. which includes the tuner motor. It is not the remote chassis. Can you take a pic that shows everything in the back in one shot?...Preferably center the camera on the CRT base then walk back until all is in the frame. The remote chassis on Zenith color sets of the era is usually about the size of the HV cage and black.

All channel means it should have UHF.
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oh, so it does have UHF then. Though as mentioned elsewhere that might not be all that important anymore, with the converter boxes?

It has a bigger oval speaker on one side, smaller on the other... well it does say H-Fi on the front panel... is that all there is to it? lol!
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inside of the cabinet on top right, behind the control panel in front:
I see two flat lead wires coming from the aerial connection terminals on the back. This would indicate the UHF tuner is installed.
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oh, so it does have UHF then. Though as mentioned elsewhere that might not be all that important anymore, with the converter boxes?

It has a bigger oval speaker on one side, smaller on the other... well it does say H-Fi on the front panel... is that all there is to it? lol!
The Hi-Fi version includes a larger speaker and bass and treble controls in lieu of the tone control on the standard version. The controls are located just above the door on the lower front panel.
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Where are the channel numbers? From the front, this does not look like motorized tuning. We need to see complete pictures of the cabinet interior to determine exactly what you have.
See this picture of the tuner cluster? See the windings of the motor pictured in it, and the motorized tuning star wheel? It is a motorized VHF tuning set...There is no doubt about that. If you look at the bright spot above the speaker there are two semi-transparent wheels with the channels labeled on them. Those would be backlit by dial lamps and shine through the front panel...I've seen Zeniths that used that scheme before.
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here's some clearer pictures of the "innards"

including the chassis and inside stuff:
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