I purchased this Philco Predicta Danish Modern 1960 Model 4730 back in Dec 2008. The TV has been a very long process restoring. This was going be my first attempt at restoring a TV. I have been restoring radios for about 20 years so I know the basics. From what I have read, this is a hard to find model and somewhat a low production model too. Go figure I should find a nice one to start on. I was going to need some advice along the way of the restoration. I am a little rusty on video, horizontal, vertical, and all stuff in between. I do not have any of the necessary TV test equipment. I thought if I can handle fixing a radio, I could to this too. After weighting all these issues. I decided not to do the work my self. I sent the chassis and picture tube to a Larry Whitlock in Texas for restoration. This was back in January 2009. Larry did a fantastic job restoring the chassis. It has been a long time, but it is done now May 2009.  The chassis restoration went well. The picture tube was the problem. The tube I had was a rebuilt one from years back, and it was very weak. The only re-builder left in the country of PT's a company called Hawkeye. Larry had to send the picture tube to Hawkeye. First, one came back and sparked. It had a bad replacement gun. The second one imploded in Hawkeyes oven. The third was the charm.  I refinished the cabinet and reinstalled the chassis and picture tube. Knowing enough about TV's, to get myself into trouble, I made all the finial adjustment. It does work great!

I purchased this Philco Predicta Danish Modern 1960 Model 4730 back in Dec 2008. The TV has been a very long process restoring. This was going be my first attempt at restoring a TV. I have been restoring radios for about 20 years so I know the basics. From what I have read, this is a hard to find model and somewhat a low production model too. Go figure I should find a nice one to start on. I was going to need some advice along the way of the restoration. I am a little rusty on video, horizontal, vertical, and all stuff in between. I do not have any of the necessary TV test equipment. I thought if I can handle fixing a radio, I could to this too. After weighting all these issues. I decided not to do the work my self. I sent the chassis and picture tube to a Larry Whitlock in Texas for restoration. This was back in January 2009. Larry did a fantastic job restoring the chassis. It has been a long time, but it is done now May 2009.

The chassis restoration went well. The picture tube was the problem. The tube I had was a rebuilt one from years back, and it was very weak. The only re-builder left in the country of PT's a company called Hawkeye. Larry had to send the picture tube to Hawkeye. First, one came back and sparked. It had a bad replacement gun. The second one imploded in Hawkeyes oven. The third was the charm.

I refinished the cabinet and reinstalled the chassis and picture tube. Knowing enough about TV's, to get myself into trouble, I made all the finial adjustment. It does work great!

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