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ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN/ DEALER NOVEMBER 1972
RCA's Argosy Model ER475
Portable Color -TV Set
by Joseph Zauhar
The solid-state modular construction of this chassis
practically revolutionizes manufacturer's sery cing
In 1968 RCA introduced the with many updated features, which
CTC40 color -TV chassis which was included the high -voltage quadrupler
their first solid-state TV set, using and motorless remote VOLUME, TINT
only a high -voltage rectifier tube in and COLOR controls carried over
addition to the CRT. Next came the from the CTC47 chassis. The
CTC47 chassis which was released CTC49 chassis is a natural out-
in 1969. This TV -chassis retained growth of these predecessors.
most of the circuits used in the The Argosy Model ER475W,
CTC40 with several
significant employing the CTC59 chassis, sent
tuned to us for review is very similar in
VHF tuner and solid-state high -volt- concept and physical appearance to
age rectification, using a voltage the very familiar CTC49 chassis.
quadrupler. This 100 -percent solid-state chassis
The CTC44 chassis represented employs 12 plug-in boards that are
the third generation of their solid- compatible with those used in either
state color -TV receivers, including the CTC49 or the CTC46 chassis.
some of the basic circuit designs car- An ultra -rectangular, 110° deflec-
ried over from the CTC40 chassis tion picture tube (19BLP22) is
The Argosi, Model ER475, employing the CTC59 chassis, is continued as RCA's to,-0fthe-line, all
solid -state portable color -TV set.
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used to provide a 19 -in (measured
diagonally) screen size.
When unpacking the TV set, we
were quite impressed with its cabi-
net. Not only is it made of nicely
styled high -impact