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Posted: 12/25/20 07:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our first color tv was in 1967. I was working at North American Aviation and did a bit of weekend driving a buddies one ton truck/ GN flatbed delivering structural steel and metal panels to his next jobsite.
I made enough in three runs to pay cash for the RCA color TV. This one had a beautiful cherry cabinet.
The TV sat in the center with lots of wood at the ends.
Years later a neighor who was a cabinet maker turned the old RCA into a entertainment cabinet.
Some tv brands put out some beautiful wood cabinets back then.


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Posted: 12/25/20 08:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My last console tv was purchased in 1987 a GE with a real oak cabnet and had true stereo sound that had just come out. Lightning struck about 30 days after I bought it and destroyed it and my HD GE stereo VCR. They were about $2k.

I remember when big screen plasma TV'S came out. The first ones were $12k about the same price as a new truck.

Just bought a 65" tv as a gift on sale for $228. I remember when a 19" color portable tv was that price.

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Posted: 12/25/20 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had an RCA Black & White in 1960 .... I WAS the remote for changing channels/volume (8 yr old)
It was in basement 'family room' (only area that was finished in basement)

Dad picked the Shows in the evening
MOM picked them until Dad came home
Saturday Mornings it was MINE


Color TV..... Dad bought MOM a Console Color TV with High fidelity record player in 1969

It was different house.....TV was in Living Room and was only watched on special occasions as the 'Living Room' was only used when guests were over.

Same 1960 Black & White TV was downstairs in family room where most TV watching was done

MOM did play a LOT of Records on that console player during the daytime

I left home shortly after to 'be on my own' ----- 16 1/2 yrs old.
I didn't have a TV so when something special was being shown (Heavy Weight Title Match or Super Bowl Game) I would go down to 'Western Repair' and watch it on their TV in front window. (as long as I could stand the cold weather/temperatures -- WY!)

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TWO Flat Screen 32" TVs in the RV
Two Flat Screen 40" & 50" TVs in S&B

Remote/ Sound bars-Surround Sound/ DVD etc


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Posted: 12/26/20 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you do not remember Black & White
Winkie Dink with the cellophane and crayons
You ain't old
Really old is morning radio of 70 years ago.

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Posted: 12/26/20 08:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I remember the cat sleeping on the console TV and sometimes letting her tail hang down over the screen. Many time I fell asleep watching TV when getting home from work around midnight and waking up to static.

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Posted: 12/27/20 12:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hammerhead wrote:

I remember the cat sleeping on the console TV and sometimes letting her tail hang down over the screen. Many time I fell asleep watching TV when getting home from work around midnight and waking up to static.
The proverbial cat on tv. Because the old TV's had tubes they were always warm when on which was a favorite place for anyone that owned a cat.

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Posted: 12/27/20 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Really enjoyed the posts. Brought back some memories. I thought I was the only one that remembered that general wisdom was to eat where the truckers eat. Our first TV was a black and white 1954 Stewart Warner. I was the remote. We enjoyed 3 fuzzy channels.

Happy New Year everyone.

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Posted: 12/27/20 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Was talking with my sister and she remembered a device you put on the screen to add color to a B&W tv. The top was blue middle clear and bottom green.

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Posted: 12/28/20 08:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

colliehauler wrote:

Was talking with my sister and she remembered a device you put on the screen to add color to a B&W tv. The top was blue middle clear and bottom green.


Yes, I remember that, too. A real gimmick, and anyone purchasing it was certainly asking to be conned! The top portion was blue and I think there was a middle color (maybe green), and the bottom, as I recall, was brown (I guess to simulate soil). So was only "useful" if picture on TV was displaying an outdoors scene.


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