The first TV set nostalgia and mods thread

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    Post a pic of all your old gadgets and electronic gizmos? Heres a few old tvs

    My tvs :

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    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!

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    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.
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    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.
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    Here is my 1970s Rank Arena colour set, it has held up for the last 40 years haha :)

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    Photos of your old TVs/PC's

    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.
    Cheers
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    Boom, decided to bring this thread back from the dead with this!

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