Thursday, 9 August 2012

Super Siemens!

Spotted a Siemens for free on Gumtree last week. The ad said it was 26" so I was expecting a Philips A66 tube type model, just like the others Siemens I've seen. There was no photo in the Gumtree ad so you can imagine my surprise when I went to the owner's house and saw the size of this thing! It was fortunate that the bubbly women giving the TV away was up for a bit of heavy lifting. Despite my enthusiasm there's just no way I could have got this thing out of the building, through the garden and into the car by myself!

Once home, I managed to move it into the foyer by lonesome but getting it up the stairs and into the apartment was completely out of the question! I got it to the first step and then gave up. Even a 84cm Metz isn't as heavy as this beast. I got one of them up the stairs by myself but this Siemens is just a whole other level of spinal destruction.

My neighours probably think I'm crazy because I setup my PC in the stairwell and fired up the TV. I even left it running for a few hours to see if was stable or not...

PC and TV in the communal stair well!
Siemens FS 247 V6 (chassis CS 9202)
Ghouls'n Ghosts
Golden Axe
The picture quality is surprisingly good for such a huge screen. What's especially nice is that the non-100 Hz Grundig chassis inside doesn't have any of the annoying image artifacts that later jumbo TVs (such as the 84cm models by Loewe, Grundig and Metz that I've tried) have. Very nice!

This one is too big for me to keep but I'd definitely reccomend this chassis and tube combination for anyone after a monster CRT.

I'll try to upload some internal shots if I'm ever able to get it inside the house...

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