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Old 02-03-2019, 06:13 PM
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1986 Samsung color tv

Hi All. Yesterday I inherited a 1986 Samsung 19" color set. A good friend of the family passed away unexpectedly last week and his spouse is working through the grief by cleaning out old stuff. Today i feel like working on the set and clean the brightness, contrast, color, hue and tuner controls. It turns out the crt shows weak so i dig out the CR70 and run it through a auto restore cycle. The crt comes back to life with decent brightness, for now at least. I didn't know that Samsung made tv's for the US market back in 86. Here are a couple of pics of the set.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:52 PM
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I got one of these, still works, though mine is all silver on the front including the tuner area, so it's a slightly different version.

It's not a bad TV, but the NTSC decoding leaves a bit to be desired.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:59 PM
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I got one of these, still works, though mine is all silver on the front including the tuner area, so it's a slightly different version.

It's not a bad TV, but the NTSC decoding leaves a bit to be desired.
It could be silver, there is a lot of smoke residue inside. It took several tries to clean the crt face.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:06 PM
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Didn't this outfit make a set that had a 19" color set, along with 2 or 3 5" B/W screens as well, about this time ? My weak little mind is telling me that they did.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:33 PM
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Didn't this outfit make a set that had a 19" color set, along with 2 or 3 5" B/W screens as well, about this time ? My weak little mind is telling me that they did.
I went back in time to some older VK posts, Sampo made one and Nordmende made a 4 screen unit.someone else thought Hitachi made one.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:52 AM
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I would guess Samsung & Gold Star showed up abt 1980.
First few were total trash clones but they slowly improved.
By the end of CRT's Samsung was built about as good as
any & GS was a little behind.

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Old 02-04-2019, 12:16 PM
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And then Goldstar became LG.
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:18 PM
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These 80s Korean sets are surprisingly hardy...Usually simplistic and a bit behind the times, but surprisingly hardy nonetheless.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:48 AM
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this was about at the end of my repair career.those sets were good performers and delivered an excellent picture.low price but a real bargain.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:52 PM
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They also made B&W sets too, I had a two 1984 12 inch models, a 1985 12 inch model, and I forget what year, but also a 5 inch model. In hindsight I wish I knew how to repair TVs when I was a teenager (I had a horde of TVs anyway) because one of my 1984 ones was chucked when it had an odd failure of the left third of the picture being duplicated across the screen.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:56 AM
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Back when Samsung made TV that could last more then couple of years.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:15 AM
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Back when Samsung made TV that could last more then couple of years.
Samsung did have a lot of flyback failures in their Eighties sets. They were generally considered low end and not much on styling.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:43 AM
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Samsung did have a lot of flyback failures in their Eighties sets. They were generally considered low end and not much on styling.
Samsung made VCR's for RCA and GE. Man, were they nasty!
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:01 PM
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All this Korean stuff was cheap junk in the 80's and slowly started improving throughout the 90's
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