Richtige Fernseher haben Röhren!

Richtige Fernseher haben Röhren!

In Brief: On this site you will find pictures and information about some of the electronic, electrical and electrotechnical Obsolete technology relics that the Frank Sharp Private museum has accumulated over the years .
Premise: There are lots of vintage electrical and electronic items that have not survived well or even completely disappeared and forgotten.

Or are not being collected nowadays in proportion to their significance or prevalence in their heyday, this is bad and the main part of the death land. The heavy, ugly sarcophagus; models with few endearing qualities, devices that have some over-riding disadvantage to ownership such as heavy weight,toxicity or inflated value when dismantled, tend to be under-represented by all but the most comprehensive collections and museums. They get relegated to the bottom of the wants list, derided as 'more trouble than they are worth', or just forgotten entirely. As a result, I started to notice gaps in the current representation of the history of electronic and electrical technology to the interested member of the public.

Following this idea around a bit, convinced me that a collection of the peculiar alone could not hope to survive on its own merits, but a museum that gave equal display space to the popular and the unpopular, would bring things to the attention of the average person that he has previously passed by or been shielded from. It's a matter of culture. From this, the Obsolete Technology Tellye Web Museum concept developed and all my other things too. It's an open platform for all electrical Electronic TV technology to have its few, but NOT last, moments of fame in a working, hand-on environment. We'll never own Colossus or Faraday's first transformer, but I can show things that you can't see at the Science Museum, and let you play with things that the Smithsonian can't allow people to touch, because my remit is different.

There was a society once that was the polar opposite of our disposable, junk society. A whole nation was built on the idea of placing quality before quantity in all things. The goal was not “more and newer,” but “better and higher" .This attitude was reflected not only in the manufacturing of material goods, but also in the realms of art and architecture, as well as in the social fabric of everyday life. The goal was for each new cohort of children to stand on a higher level than the preceding cohort: they were to be healthier, stronger, more intelligent, and more vibrant in every way.

The society that prioritized human, social and material quality is a Winner. Truly, it is the high point of all Western civilization. Consequently, its defeat meant the defeat of civilization itself.

Today, the West is headed for the abyss. For the ultimate fate of our disposable society is for that society itself to be disposed of. And this will happen sooner, rather than later.

OLD, but ORIGINAL, Well made, Funny, Not remotely controlled............. and not Made in CHINA.

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Every CRT Television saved let revive knowledge, thoughts, moments of the past life which will never return again.........

Many contemporary "televisions" (more correctly named as displays) would not have this level of staying power, many would ware out or require major services within just five years or less and of course, there is that perennial bug bear of planned obsolescence where components are deliberately designed to fail and, or manufactured with limited edition specificities..... and without considering........picture......sound........quality........
..............The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of todays funny gadgets low price has faded from memory........ . . . . . .....
Don't forget the past, the end of the world is upon us! Pretty soon it will all turn to dust!

Have big FUN ! !
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Today 2 tellyes from German METZ almost identical from exterior and features but............
see the differences starting from Model Code ! ! !

They have 26 inches color screen, stereo sound, Programmable timer, realtime clock with backup battery (see photo), teletext, ambilight sensor.
Tuning search is TRD type (Tuning Remote Digital) system synthesizer tuning search system which allows perfect automatic search and automatic AFT tuning of each channel for all bands and special channels
 Channel selection is controlled by a frequency synthesizer a sweep of available channels is made by a channel selecting arrangement and this sweep is arranged to be stopped when a signal is received. When the sweeping is stopped a fine tuning arrangement takes control to respond to the frequency of the received signal and to compensate for any drift of that signal, a frequency synthesizer controlled channel selection means which includes a fine tuning arrangement; means for initiating a sweep of available channels by the channel selection means; means for stopping the sweep on reception of a signal and means, operable on cessation of sweeping and responsive to the frequency of the signal, and arranged to control the fine tuning arrangement to compensate for frequency drift of the signal.

The METZ 7345 MALLORCA COLOR QC is a 26 inches (66cm) color television
This set gives the most bright and high contrast picture that I've seen in many and many Years.
The beam current is very high, colors are simply powerful and like star light force even after 28 Years.

It's using 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.

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.

Modern LCD Toys are melting down in front of this METZ ! !

The set is build with a Modular chassis design because as modern television receivers become more complex the problem of repairing the receiver becomes more difficult. As the number of components used in the television receiver increases the susceptibility to breakdown increases and it becomes more difficult to replace defective components as they are more closely spaced. The problem has become even more complicated with the increasing number of color television receivers in use. A color television receiver has a larger number of circuits of a higher degree of complexity than the black and white receiver and further a more highly trained serviceman is required to properly service the color television receiver.
Fortunately for the service problem to date, most failures occur in the vacuum tubes used in the television receivers. A faulty or inoperative vacuum tube is relatively easy to find and replace. However, where the television receiver malfunction is caused by the failure of other components, such as resistors, capacitors or inductors, it is harder to isolate the defective component and a higher degree of skill on the part of the serviceman is required.
Even with the great majority of the color television receiver malfunctions being of the "easy to find and repair" type proper servicing of color sets has been difficult to obtain due to the shortage of trained serviceman.
At the present time advances in the state of the semiconductor art have led to the increasing use of transistors in color television receivers. The receiver described in this application has only two tubes, the picture tube and the high voltage rectifier tube, all the other active components in the receiver being semiconductors.
One important characteristic of a semiconductor device is its extreme reliability in comparison with the vacuum tube. The number of transistor and integrated circuit failures in the television receiver will be very low in comparison with the failures of other components, the reverse of what is true in present day color television receivers. Thus most failures in future television receivers will be of the hard to service type and will require more highly qualified servicemen.
The primary symptoms of a television receiver malfunction are shown on the picture tube of the television receiver while the components causing the malfunction are located within the cabinet. Also many adjustments to the receiver require the serviceman to observe the screen. Thus the serviceman must use unsatisfactory mirror arrangements to remove the electronic chassis from the cabinet, usually a very difficult task. Further many components are "buried" in a maze of circuitry and other components so that they are difficult to remove and replace without damage to other components in the receiver.
Repairing a modern color television receiver often requires that the receiver be removed from the home and carried to a repair shop where it may remain for many weeks. This is an expensive undertaking since most receivers are bulky and heavy enough to require at least two persons to carry them. Further, two trips must be made to the home, one to pick up the receiver and one to deliver it. For these reasons, the cost of maintaining the color television receiver in operating condition often exceeds the initial cost of the receiver and is an important factor in determining whether a receiver will be purchased.
Therefore, the object of this invention is to provide a transistorized color television receiver in which the main electronic chassis is easily accessible for maintenance and adjustment. Another object of this invention is to provide a transistorized color television receiver in which the electronic circuits are divided into a plurality of modules with the modules easily removable for service and maintenance. The main electronic chassis is slidably mounted within the cabinet so that it may be withdrawn, in the same manner as a drawer, to expose the electronic circuitry therein for maintenance and adjustment from the rear closure panel after easy removal. Another aspect is the capability to be serviced at eventually the home of the owner.

(To see the Internal Chassis Just click on Older Post Button on bottom page, that's simple !)
It's an interesting fact that the cathode ray tube, which was amongst the very earliest thermionic devices, seems likely to be amongst the very last in everyday use. Receiving valves are largely things of the past, while timebase valves now belong in the service department. The development of the CRT continues apace however, and one cannot see any likelihood of its demise. Solid-state displays have been talked about, and demonstrated, but anything likely to compete on cost and performance grounds with the modern colour tube seems forever to be "at least ten years away". The early experiments with cathode-ray tubes were carried out in the last century. By the turn of the century, crude CRTs could be made. An early CRT, the Wehnelt hot cathode tube of 1905, is on display at the IBA's Television Gallery. By 1910, Alexander Campbell -Swinton had come to appreciate the possibilities of the CRT as a pick-up and display device for television, and put forward suggestions for such a TV system. It was a while however before the type of tube we know today appeared. The tubes of the 1910-30 era were gas focused devices (relying on residual gas to focus the beam), the vacuum pumps of the period producing only a poor vacuum. By the time of the start of the BBC's TV service in 1936 however the modern type of tube had arrived. It was a triode device with external focusing and a deflection angle of around 50°. The usual sizes were 9 and 12in., and the e.h.t. was about 5kV. Post-war developments during the 1950s saw some important innovations. The deflection angle went to 70°, then 90°, then 110°; multi -electrode gun assemblies with electrostatic focusing were introduced; the e.h.t rose to 20kV; improved phosphors became available; and the advent of the aluminised screen considerably improved the brightness and contrast (by reflecting all the phosphor light emission forwards) while overcoming the problem of ion bombardment. Meanwhile, colour had come. The principle of the shadowmask tube had been suggested in the 1930s, but development (by RCA) had to wait until proposals for an acceptable, practical colour broadcasting system were put forward. A regular colour service was started in the USA in 1954, and the receivers were fitted with 21in. shadowmask tubes. Early developments included the use of improved phosphors, but essentially the same tube confronted us with the advent of colour transmissions in Europe in 1967. As you all know, it had three guns mounted in a triangular formation, a dot-phosphor screen, a massive convergence system in two sections (radial and lateral), plus purity magnets and a large metal shield on which the degaussing coils hung. It also needed both NS and EW raster correction circuitry. The first versions in Europe had a deflection angle of 90° : when the 110° version came along in the early 1970s the convergence and raster correction circuitry required were even more complex, but the degaussing shield had disappeared inside the tube. At much the same time however the first major breakthrough in large screen tube design occurred (we put it that way because the innovating Sony Trinitron was at the time mainly a small screen tube) - the RCA PIL tube with its in -line guns, phosphor -striped screen, and slotted shadowmask. The design of the yoke to provide self -convergence in conjunction with the in -line gun arrangement meant that no dynamic convergence system was required, while some simple manufacturer preset magnets provided static convergence and purity correction. Sets using this tube first appeared in Europe in 1975, and meanwhile the PHILIPS 20AX system had come along. Over the last few years the pace of development has quickened to a striking extent. We've had quick warm-up cathodes, the hi-bri technology which increases the shadow mask's transparency, the contoured line screen, the super -arch mask, pigmented phosphors, soft flash to reduce flashover damage, redesigned focus arrangements, and increased use of an earlier development, the black -stripe screen. The latest generation of tubes require no NS raster correction circuitry, which is all part of a parallel development in yoke technology, while the need for EW correction is also in the process of being designed out. With the new Philips 30AX tube, the static convergence and purity system disappear inside the tube in the form of a small internal magnetic ring. It's all a long way from Wehnelt's hot -cathode tube of 1905. The latest colour tubes are compact and have all the various correction arrangements required built in. They are amazing feats of precision engineering, and a solid-state alternative seems as far away as ever. Is there any farther to go along this path? Well, single -gun colour tubes using the beam indexing principle are now understood to be a practical proposition for small screen tubes, so we can't be too sure.
Metz: 70 Years’ of "made in Germany" quality

Customer-oriented and successful

Metz, one of the German electronic industry’s most independent and successful companies, celebrates its rich tradition as it enters its seventieth year. An amazing success story during a period when numerous well-known manufacturers had to concede to difficult market conditions and suspend business activity. In 1938 Metz began producing electronic equipment. During subsequent years Paul Metz led his company to a position of worldwide importance. The company currently focuses on three business areas: entertainment electronics, photo electronics and plastics technology. Numerous innovations shape both past and present and create a promising potential for the future. To date this has united the company’s development and production, which is still owner-led and based in Germany, guaranteeing a consistently high "made in Germany" standard of quality.

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.

In 1993, Paul Metz died at the age of 82. Since then, his wife Helene Metz has continued with the company’s success story undetered. Entrepreneurial spirit combined with responsibility and committment to employees and society certainly characterise her management style; innovative ideas and excellent quality lay the basis for the positive evolution of a company. "My husband and I have always invested in the company and promoted its development. Independence was important to us. At the same time, we always attached great importance to excellently trained, highly motivated employees. And nothing will change these values in future."

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

In 1955, Metz entered a business sector which later became its most important source of revenue - the production of television sets. This sector was further expanded in 1967 with the development and production of their own brand of colour TVs. Around this time, Metz began selective sales in the specialist consumer electronics trade, which forms a cornerstone of Metz’s service-oriented recipe for success to this day, ensuring the customer gets an additional service benefit as well as excellent products.
In 1990, the first TV set with Metz’s own 100-Hertz technology was introduced. The excellent, flicker-free image quality delighted both consumers and specialist publications.

In 1995, Metz came up with an innovation in the field of TV which continues to make the product line flexible, unique and successful to this day: The modular-built TV chassis was launched. From the turn of the Millennium, the first digital tuner was integrated. Another milestone came in 2005 with the introduction of their own-brand LCD-TV. Since then, flat screen TV sets with innovative technologies have been developed and produced at the company’s Zirndorf site with the "made in Germany" quality seal. At the same time the opportunity get into high definition television meant that in 2007 integrated HDTV modules were introduced into the Metz product range – unique worldwide – and which can also be retrofitted.
The Metz team always manage to weigh up the future realistically, as you can see from the current product range, which is constantly evolving and supplemented with new components that offer great marketing opportunities. Latest example is the implementation of HD panels with high resolution when operating in 100 Hertz DMC-technology and integrated hard disc recorder at IFA 2008. All TV sets of Metz offer the benefits of flexible retrofitting or exchanging of modules thanks to the Metz digital module concept, on which every chassis is based on.

Plastics plant: Metz - renowned partner for system solutions

Metz’s third line of business came about in 1957: The hi-fi furniture plant at Zirndorf went into operation making wooden cabinets for radio and TV sets. It expanded when it began plastics production in 1969. To this day, this sector represents another important constituent for Metz, especially in the production of its own high-quality TV cabinets. But renowned industrial partners also use the reliable production line at the German site with all its individual system solutions. The Metz plastics plant is the right place to go, from choosing suitable materials for a product concept, up to the provision of injection moulding forms. Complex techniques are used at the Zirndorf factory: interior gas pressure processes, thermoplastic foam injection moulding processes and ultrasonic welding and inmold technology, to name but a few.

Metz - traditional company on a solid foundation

After its formation, Metz went on to enjoy seven decades of continual success. At present, the company employs about 680 people, with a turnover of €129 million in 2007. The development, production and sales departments are grouped together on a 86,000 square-metre site. To this day, the company owes its positive development to the introduction of more innovative products and processes in all corporate divisions which play a large part making the products technically feasible and user-friendly.

"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.
The company filed for insolvency in 2014 and backed up by new investors now refirms as two independent companies Metz Consumer Electronics GmbH and Metz mecatech GmbH since 2015.

 (Again one more more GREAT BIG step ..........Europe=Africa !!!!!!!!!!!!)

Further notes and References:

"Contact person Archived 2011-09-25 at the Wayback Machine." Metz. Retrieved on 17 September 2011. "Metz-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Ohmstr. 55, 90513 Zirndorf"
"TV-Hersteller Metz ist pleite". 19 November 2014 – via
Germany, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart,. "Fernsehgerätehersteller Metz: Dem Niedergang folgt die Pleite".[permanent dead link][permanent dead link]
"Wirtschaft". DIE WELT. Impressum
Titel der Sonderausstellung „Made in Franken. Von Hinterhoffabriken und Weltkonzernen“ auf der Website der Stadt Fürth, abgerufen am 29. August 2018 110 Mitarbeiter müssen gehen (Memento vom 22. November 2014 im Internet Archive)

Metz-Werke GmbH & Co. KG: Jahresabschluss zum Geschäftsjahr vom 1. Januar 2011 bis zum 31. Dezember 2011. auf




Firmenhistorie auf der Herstellerseite, abgerufen am 29. Januar 2016 (Memento vom 1. Mai 2015 im Internet Archive) (Memento vom 21. November 2015 im Internet Archive)

Barbara Ohm: Fürth - Geschichte der Stadt. Jungkunz, 2007, ISBN 3-9808686-1-3

70 Jahre Metz,, 11. März 2008

Metz hat Insolvenz beantragt,, 20. November 2014

TV Hersteller Metz ist pleite, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 19. November 2014

Nach dem Niedergang folgt die Pleite, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 22. November 2014

Hans Kratzer: Wou die Hasen Hoosn und die Hosen Huusn haaßn. Süddeutsche, 12. Januar 2017

Rundfunkmuseum: Metz-Schau endet., 18. April 2009

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