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Old 05-01-2018, 08:32 PM
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Need help identifying a GE television

I recently acquired this GE television set (dated November 1982) but the silver information label on the back is heavily worn and all I have is the set itself and a label with a serial number and chassis (chassis PC-B, apparently). Can someone help me figure out the model of my set?

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Old 05-01-2018, 09:18 PM
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could the model number be the service number (svc#) on that label?
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:31 PM
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Some GE's of that era had the service information stored in a small rectangular box attached to the back of the cabinet, if that set has that it would probably show the model number.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:04 AM
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The service number is the model number. When talking here
we just call it a PC.
Interesting set as its the first really good set GE made. The
chassis before this the EC was a POS.

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:09 AM
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It is certainly a great set, especially compared to the trash 1989 Emerson set I replaced it with! Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:30 AM
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The service number is the model number. When talking here
we just call it a PC.
Interesting set as its the first really good set GE made. The
chassis before this the EC was a POS.

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If you go back to GE's late 40's early 50's offerings they made some great preforming sets that either were made like other brands or were cheaper, but not too cheap....Sometime in the 50's they started really trying to compete with Muntz.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:56 AM
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I agree 100%, I was thinking more modern sets. Even into the 60's they
made some that ran good but they were ugly as sin inside & built cheaply.
The PC was clean & serviceable. 95% of the fails were due to one of two electrolytics. Always came out good & never saw a bad jug in one.
I miss them

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If you go back to GE's late 40's early 50's offerings they made some great preforming sets that either were made like other brands or were cheaper, but not too cheap....Sometime in the 50's they started really trying to compete with Muntz.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:53 PM
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This is one of the very few 80's sets I might make room for if it dropped in my lap. There was a very nice widow who I used to visit & she had one in a spare room. Sadly, when she died I watched her grandson haul it (presumably) to the dump. Still wish I'd stopped him.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:58 AM
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Yes, I recall these "performance television" series as being predictable and routine repairs. When vertical shrinks,, replace a few electrolytic caps and its like new again. the one-knob rotary tuners with LED readout, sometime went bad but was not a huge hit for a factory rebuild, $25 or so.

+2 on the "extra-crappy" EC chassis requiring massive re-soldering, which we dubbed the "griplett plus" models, after the 10" and 13" AA-AC chassis which was the original griplet-soldering models. They made a nice bright picture tho.
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That set has a really cool "80s" look to it.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:27 PM
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That set has a really cool "80s" look to it.
The look was the main reason why I was more than happy to load it up and take it home! The front half being all woodgrain aside from the speaker is fairly unique (I've only seen GE sets personally with that aesthetic) and incredibly 80s.
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very good pictures on these sets rivaling any other sets of the day.always vertical issues and the tuner issue mentioned above.repaired many of them and rarely saw a crt or a flyback go bad.
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