Evolution of Television 1920-2020

moviequeen1

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Buffalo,NY
Hi Hollydolly,thanks for this very interesting video
I can remember our family having a Black&White RCA Victor TV in the early 60's,then we got the Maganovox Color TV.
The 1st TV I owned was '70's Philco with the rabbit ears,then I bought a Pansonic TV in the 80's
The one I've had for about 10 yrs Phillips 19 inch LCD TV
 

hollydolly

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London England
This is very similar if not the same one that we had at home in the late 60's.. through the mid 70's when I left home for good..





This is like the one we had through the 80'smaybe into the 90's..

 

Aunt Bea

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Near Mount Pilot
Our first television was similar to this one.


I remember that the staff of the television station in those days doubled as onscreen personalities.

They hosted movies, children's programming, newscasts, etc...

 

hollydolly

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Location
London England
In the naughties we had the standard silver CRT....

found the photo...this is our actual CRT TV in our TV room back around 2001



...and since then we have a 47 inch Flat screen LED...
 
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SetWave

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Location
Monterey Bay
We got our first tv shortly after coming back from Guam when I was a little guy. I remember watching Howdy Doody with my grandfather. :love:
 
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Llynn

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What I remember wasn't so much the actual tv but rather the delivery. I think it was 1953 when a big truck pulled up in the driveway with two men and our black tin box RCA 21 inch TV. They had driven for over an hour to get to our house in the first place. These men assembled the antenna and spent hours moving it all around the yard to get the best picture. Then they drilled a hole in the wall and installed the twinlead wire. Finally they carried the TV (it was heavy) into the house and set it up.

All of this must have taken the better part of five hours to accomplish. Today you can't even get someone to carry your new TV out to your car.
 
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hawkdon

Member
Location
Liberty MO
Remember we got ours when I was a kid, when my brother in the Navy came home, drove to Indianapolis and bought a
Hallicrafters TV set, about a 12 inch screen or so...he bought
brand because he used their brand of electronics equip in
the Navy at the time...this would have been about '51 or so ....
 

Chet

Member
Location
PA, USA
In 1952 we did not have TV. I remember a bunch of us kids looking at one in a store window playing. I remember this because my mother was in the hospital having my brother at the time.

It wasn't long after that we got Crosley. Programming didn't start until about 5 PM with local news. Otherwise there was just a test pattern. Shows were Omnibus, westerns and movies from the 1940s.
 

Jeweltea

Member
Location
Virginia
I dont know what it looked like but I remember my mom telling us that my dad bought a TV in the 50's before there was anything to watch on it in their little town. I wasn't born yet but my dad was a geek and always liked gadgets so it wouldn't surprise me.
 

hollydolly

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Location
London England
What I remember wasn't so much the actual tv but rather the delivery. I think it was 1953 when a big truck pulled up in the driveway with two men and our black tin box RCA 21 inch TV. They had driven for over an hour to get to our house in the first place. These men assembled the antenna and spent hours moving it all around the yard to get the best picture. Then they drilled a hole in the wall and installed the twinlead wire. Finally they carried the TV (it was heavy) into the house and set it up.

All of this must have taken the better part of five hours to accomplish. Today you can't even get someone to carry your new TV out to your car.
..ain't that the truth..:rolleyes:
 

Fyrefox

Token fox furry
The first TV I experienced at my parent's house was a 1940's B&W floor console model housed in a hardwood cabinet that even had rarely used doors on it that could be closed around the screen small by today's standards. Running on vacuum tubes, you had to let the set "warm up" before it would several minutes later actually kick on. The TV repair man was a regular fixture at the house to replace those tubes, and if he couldn't service it at home, he'd have to gut the set and take the inner works "into the shop," which (horrors!) meant no TV for up to a week! 🙀📺

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Furryanimal

Y gath o Gymru
Location
Wales
I remember out first colour TV set.The tv repair man was almost one of the family.Rediffusion.
Remember them?
 


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