Today 2 tellyes from German METZ almost identical from exterior and features but............
see the differences starting from Model Code ! ! !
They are 26 inches color televisions with, stereo sound, Programmable timer, realtime clock with backup battery (see photo), teletext, ambilight sensor.
The First Metz Model is METZ 7445 MALLORCA COLOR QC with features like AV Scart socket first time rear side, and TDA3562 PAL-DECODER CHIP.
IT also has a photo cell to control the ambient light and adjust contrast accordingly but different from others brands because it has an incorporated lamp to provide more accurate tracking,
there is a ambient light sensor which drives, in opportune, way the contrast tracking of the picture as a function of the light in the room were the tellye is running; more particularly to a control system for maintaining proper balance between room lighting conditions and the level of picture tube excitation in a color television receiver. More especially the present invention functions to increase contrast, intensity and chroma signal strength when the room lighting level increases to diminish these parameters when the level of room lighting decreases.
Conventional television receivers, of course, have manually operable controls by means of which a viewer may set the level of contrast, intensity, and chroma signal strength to what he feels to be an optimum level for given room lighting conditions. Under changed room lighting conditions, the viewer will obtain the optimum viewing situation by changing these manual controls to a new preferred level.
The set has timer programming feature of the start of the television , which allows to start the tellye at a prefixed time on a prefixed program,Thereafter a digital control clock automatically selects the pre-entered information at the appropriate times and provides a control signal which may be used to automatically select the identified channels to the exclusion of all others. Alternatively, the signal may be used to exclude the selected channel from selection manually.
Features a PHILIPS 30AX CRT tube. The 30AX system, which Philips introduced in 1979, is an important landmark in the development of colour picture systems. With previous systems the assembly technician had to workthrough a large number of complicated setting-up procedures whenever he fitted a television picture tube with aset of coils for deflecting the electron beams. These procedures were necessary to ensure that the beams for the three colours would converge at thescreen for every deflection. They are no longer necessary with the 30AX system: for a given screen format any deflection unit can be combined with any tube to form a single 'dynamically convergent' unit. A colour-television receiver can thus be assembled from its components almost as easily as a monochrome receiver. The colour picture tube of the PHILIPS 30AX system displays a noticeably sharper picture over the entire screen surface. This will be particularly noticeable when data transmissions such as Viewdata and Teletext are displayed. This has been achieved by a reduction in the size of the beam spot by about 30%. Absence of coma and the retention of the 36.5 mm neck diameter have both contributed to increased picture sharpness. Coma has been eliminated by means of corrective field shapers embedded in the deflection coils which are sectionally wound saddle types. The new deflection unit has no rear flanges. enabling uniform self-convergence to be obtained for all screen sizes. without special corrections, adjustments, or tolerance compensations. Horizontal raster distortion is reduced and no vertical correction is required. One of the inventions in 30AX is an internal magnetic correction system which obviates static convergence and colour purity errors. This enables the usual multiple unit to be dispensed with. together with the need for its adjustment ! New techniques have been employed to achieve close tolerance construction of the glass envelope. In addition, the 30AX picture tube incorporates two features whereby it can be accurately adjusted during the last stages of manufacture. One is the internal magnetic correction system. The other is an array of bosses on the cone that establish a precise reference for the axial purity positioning of the deflection unit on the tube axis and for raster orientation. During its manufacture, each deflection unit is individually adjusted for optimum convergence. The coil carrier also incorporates reference bosses that co-operate with those on the cone of the tube. ' Since every picture tube and every deflection unit is individually pre-aligned, any deflection unit automatically matches with any picture tube of the appropriate size. The deflection unit has only to be pushed onto the neck of the tube unit it seats. Once the reference bosses are engaged, the combination is accurately aligned and requires no adjustment for convergence, colour purity or raster orientation. With no multiple unit and a flangeless deflection unit, there is more space in the receiver cabinet. Higher deflection sensitivity means that less current is consumed, and consequently less heat is produced. This increases the reliability of the TV receiver again. 30AX means simple assembly. Any picture tube is compatible with any deflection unit of the appropriate size and is automatically self-aligning as well as being self-convergent.
The well-known 20AX features of HI-Bri, Soft-Flash and Quick-vision are maintained in the new 30AX systern. In their work on the design of deflection coils in the last few years the developers have expanded the magnetic deflectionfields into 'multipoles', This approach has improved the understanding of the relations between coil and field and between field and deflection to such an extent that designing deflection units is now more like playing a difficult but fascinating game of chess than carrying out the obscure computing procedure once necessary.
Metz: 70 Years’ of "made in Germany" quality
Customer-oriented and successful
Back to the future
Metz was founded back in 1938. From this point in time, Paul Metz managed his company with untiring effort, always introducing new ideas to steadily grow the business. In 1947 he began producing radio sets. He expanded to other fields in the following years. And to this day Metz stands its ground successfully in the entertainment electronics, photo electronics and plastics technology sectors.
Photo electronics: Metz flashguns attain world fame
In 1952, Paul Metz went in into the flashgun business and began marketing an emblematic trend-setting innovation in 1979 with the introduction of the worldwide single SCA adapter system which made it possible to attach Metz flashguns to cameras of all well-known brands and went on to establish Metz as one of the leading worldwide brands in this area. Since then, Metz flashguns have been exported to over 90 countries. The latest successful model was voted "the best flash unit in Europe" at the end of 2007. It was the world’s first flash to be equipped with a USB interface. The individual firmware for every version of the model can be easily updated via computer and internet by means of this interface.
Entertainment electronics: Metz - reliable trade partner
Plastics plant: Metz - renowned partner for system solutions
Metz - traditional company on a solid foundation
"Our company stands on a solid foundation. Our planning for the next few years shows great promise; we will go on to further improve our core competences," says managing director Dr. Norbert Kotzbauer, who currently runs the company with Helene Metz. " Metz’s strength is the combination of excellent "made in Germany" quality, sure-fire future product concepts, clear marketing structures and absolute customer focus."
Review of key points:
- 1938: Company founded by Paul Metz
- 1947: Production of radio sets begins
- 1952: Flashgun production begins
- 1955: Start of black-and-white television set production
- 1957: The hi-fi furniture plant in Zirndorf goes into operation
- 1967: The beginning of colour television set production
- 1969: Start of plastics production
- 1979: Development of the SCA system for adapting cameras from different manufacturers to Metz flashguns
- 1987: Transformation to a GmbH & Co. KG
- 1990: Production of the 100-Hertz TV sets starts
- 1993: Founder Paul Metz dies. Wife Helene Metz carries on the company
- 1995: Start of the Metz module concept
- 1997: The Paul and Helene Metz Foundation is formed
- 2000: Start of the Metz digital module concept with the ability to retrofit future technologies
- 2002: Ten-millionth Metz flashgun
- 2004: A world first: Digital, adaptive flashgun MB of 28 CS-2
- 2005: First presentation of developed LCD-TV equipment "Made in Germany"
- 2006: Presentation of the first flashgun with an innovative USB connection
- 2007: LCD-TV product line with HDTV reception and unique ability to retrofit HDTV
- 2008: Wide LCD-TV range with high resolution 42” Full HD panels,
100 Hz DMC-technology and integrated hard disc recorder.
- 19 November 2014: Metz filed for insolvency.
- January 2015: About 110 of the 540 employees will be laid off.
- March 2015: Two investors were found. The company will be split in two. The TV business is taken over by the Chinese electronics manufacturer Skyworth as Metz Consumer Electronics GmbH, whereas the plastics technology and flash business were bought by the local Daum Group (Germany) to firm Metz mecatech GmbH. 298 of the employees will be taken over.
(Again one more time......one more step ..........Europe=Africa !!!!!!!!!!!!)