My tvs :
My tvs :
I have a TON of working old TVs so I use em for tons of good stuff :) Here's a Thorne set from the 70s, right around where Aussie Land got colour!
I don't still have these, but my father was an early adopter of TV. I grew up with a 1947 10" Motorola; it had a round CRT behind the front panel's rectangular mask. It was replaced 10 years later with the first commercially-available color set, a 21" RCA; there was exactly ONE program in color then: Bonanza, my dad's favorite show. The thing required constant tweaking, and if you moved it more than an inch you had to call a technician to come recalibrate its innards. It cost US$500, IIRC, which was a heck of a lot of Money in 1957!
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We were the first to have a television on our street, circa 1951. Like you said Lanny it had a round picture and was small enough that we had a 'bubble' lens hanging on the front to magnify the picture. Back then the BBC only transmitted for a couple of hours a day. It was a Baird as I recall.Quote:
Originally Posted by LannyC
My family got a color TV early and neighborhood kids would come watch -- till someone broke into our house and stole it. We got another, but my father didn't want people knowing about it then.
Here is my 1970s Rank Arena colour set, it has held up for the last 40 years haha :)
Here is a rundown of my current collection of TVs and PC's
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Hi there Nathan,
I hadn't fully appreciated how your collection of TVs is developing until I now. This is a great thread, and it will bring back memories for a lot of us forum members.
I'm looking forward to following your progress in rescuing and restoring TVs and computers.
Boom, decided to bring this thread back from the dead with this!
the Plymouth Fury is an amazing car, though they're rare ! really rare at that, That is why I am getting a 1958 Savoy