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How to tune an old Television

I'm hoping you can help me.. I have an old 1974/75 Philips K9 television, that has been working well for many years. A wood grained cabinet type of model. I recently changed the VCR I had connected to the television, and I've forgotten how this tv tunes in to new programmes or to tune for new VCR signals. On the front it has the old manual analogue channel selector dial. And behind it is a ring which it says in the instructions that I do have, is the Fine Tuning control. There doesn't appear to be any other general tuning controls on the tv.... I have tried using that Fine Tuning ring behind the channed selector dial, but it really does seem to only do fine adjustments to whatever signal is already programmed on the particular channel. To seek out the signal from the new VCR, I need to do a lot more tuning than just Fine tuning.. I did tune it years ago to another VCR at the time, but I cannot remember how I did it. Can you possibly help?? Thanks, your assistance would be very much appreciated. Regards, Graeme

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  • Graeme Kohl Apr 16, 2011

    Thanks Demonic. That would explain it. Yer unfortunately the old K9 tv hit the rubbish tip about 6 months ago now. A shame really, as it was still working perfectly - beautiful picture - which is why I kept it so long. But bought a new telly and there was no space left for this one. Very interesting to hear that it would no longer comply with curent standards. Thanks for your advice.
    Regards, gray123



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The TV described is a VHF rotary tuner type, which will not work with any VCR manufactured after 1994 (those VCRs are UHF channel 37 output for Australia and 38 for NZ). VCRs were not as common in the 70s (as they were in the 80s onwards), and the K9 would have required a line-sync modification (involving 2 links added to U330 (the Line Control module) to use such a device anyway. The receiving channel for low-frequency VCRs such as 80s models, on this TV was either 0 or 1 (in Australia - channel 3 or 4 for NZ).

Philips did make a few variations of this chassis, including a later model, which was a push button VHF/UHF tuner type, but still a K9. Again, these were unreliable with any VCR connected, and they all required the line-sync modification.

It is extremely rare these days to find a working K9, as nearly all of them have 'popped their picture tubes' due to their age and the weight of the deflection yokes putting stress on the neck, resulting in fractures.

I sincerely hope you got rid of that old set, and replaced it with a newer one - which will allow connection of all modern external equipment. TVs made in the 70s, especially K9s and K11s no longer comply with current electrical safety standards.

Posted on Apr 15, 2011

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    K9s were excellent sets back in the day. Pity modern sets can't last as long!


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If you are in the US, the TV set has to be on channel 3 or 4, if your in the UK, the TV would have to be on a UHF channel. It should say on the RF output of the VCR what station you must tune to ,or in the instruction book of the VCR. Good Luck

Posted on Mar 25, 2007


I've worked it out! The VCR being used transmits on UHF frequency. And that model tv never had UHF. I've paired up a different VCR. In addition I've learnt the old tuners on that tv were never too good, so the tuning wasnt working too well due to that.

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