Originally Posted by Mark_A_W
Panasonic doesn't reuse the bell - or any part of the tube.Look at an old bell, the silver lining inside has turned brown. A nrew tube is still shiny silver.
shiny silver? I don't rememebr a shiny silver lining inside a tube and I have seen a few brand new ones that came directly from Pannasonic. That lining BTW is called an Aquadag conductive coating. "IF" Pannasonic does in fact re-use the tube Bell-glass, I am sure they would re-apply the coating.
Originally Posted by newbieDAN
So why-oh-why are they $100 dearer without an exchange....for us down here in OZ, shipping is a be-atch, it would cost nearly that to send them.
I am sure someone here on the forum would offer to ship some burnt tubes in on your behalf if you pay the $15. fed-ex gound fee's. I have 4 burnt G70 tubes and even though it would take an hour to pull and strip them I would do it for someone down Undah simply to save them the horrible trans-global shipping cost.
Originally Posted by Jimakros
i want to buy a set of G70 tubes from SONY,can someone please tell me how to contact the proper department???i cant find any info,thanks.
I don't have the Sony info but the tubes will be much cheaper from VDC Florida. $650. each with core exchange and you would have to swap over your LC chambers. Just call 1-800-241-5005 , ask for Gina and tell her you need new P16 tubes with Sony Anode lead.