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 Post subject: questions about the French Teleavia
PostPosted: Nov Thu 02, 2017 2:18 am 
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The French made Teleavia is one of the most wildly futuristic sets ever made. its similar to Philcos predicta in its use of a separately housed,swiveling picture tube.Its an incredible design. I'd love to own one,but since its a French set they weren't likely ever sold out here and not many ever seem to turn up for sale online.
Has anyone here seen one of these in person? I am also curious if this model had its own name since "Teleavia" appears to be the brand name. I have seen brochures posted online with the Teleavia brand,so I assumed the tv model may have its own name just as Philcos was predicta.

I've also wondered where the channel indicators are since I don't see any in the photo.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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Teleavia brochure from later sets.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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I have seen only one of those sets in person, at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris.

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This page from my website has a little more info, including a brief article from Practical Television magazine of July, 1958:

https://antiqueradio.org/PracticalTelevision.htm

I believe they were not sold in the US, and they rarely if ever come up for sale here. I recall seeing one of them on eBay several years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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Thanks for the link Phil. I am going to read the article about it. I know I saw one on ebay many years back,I think it was a couple thousand dollars,I honestly cant remember exactly. I am sure the shipping would have been incredibly expensive for something of this nature and it would likely not survive.
Its a very cool set.


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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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I've seen one in a private collection on this side of the pond. It has a unique look to it and feels more "delicate" than the Predicta. You are right though, shipping would be a challenge. I've shipped televisions both to and from France and held my breath in both directions.


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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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Happy new year!

The channel selector is the big right knob with fine tuning.

I bought mine in the mid 90s for only 300 Deutsch Marks on a french swap meet.
It is in really good shape, rust free, and heavy.

The set has a model number, offically called "Panoramic 111"
The speaker panel with the legs are mounted with bolts, no problem to ship.

The set became very collectable because of the use in "Fantomas" movies with
Louis De Funès.
Please scroll down some pictures! BTW. there is nothing from Panasonic!
https://designretropopwizzz.wordpress.c ... ue/page/4/

Trailer of one of the Fantomas movies:
W A R N I N G : IF YOU LOVE OLD CADILLACS, DON´T WATCH IT! :cry:
In my teen years I cried seeing this, but it hurts me still today!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TptTKoEOMsI

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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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I would imagine that these French Teleavias were only made for the French 819 line system and 220 V power.


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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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yes, only 819 lines, but with tabs for other voltages.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about the French Teleavia
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Here are some pictures/screenshots making the set collectable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RtOl33bGCY

One picture at the beginning with Fantomas, others at about 2.17 minutes
and later.

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