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August 7th, 2017 at 7:41:05 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
Thanks, I didn't know that.


Maybe the last 6 seasons. The first season
in color was 1965. After 1966 all primetime
network shows were in color.
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August 7th, 2017 at 9:09:00 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
Maybe the last 6 seasons. The first season
in color was 1965. After 1966 all primetime
network shows were in color.


I was born in 65. My dad was probably about the last one in my neighborhood to buy a color TV. Or a push-button phone. I could go on. Not sure what my point is. I guess that at the time there was a prestige about anything in color. My father probably would have said the color shows were crap but to me B&W shows were archaic.
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August 7th, 2017 at 9:22:32 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
I was born in 65. My dad was probably about the last one in my neighborhood to buy a color TV.


My dad never bought one till the mid 70's.
I bought our first one in 1970, a 16" Zenith
that cost $400. Now you can get a 15"
flatscreen for 80 bucks at Walmart.

That TV was one of the highlights of
my life. I was mesmerized by it for a
year at least. Got to see all the shows
I watched in the 60's in color. Gilligan,
Green Acres, Hillbillies, Man From Uncle,
Superman from the 50's, Bewitched,
Batman, Munsters, Get Smart, Wild Wild
West, on and on. It took a long long
time for the newness to wear off, years
and years. TV was actually exciting.
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August 8th, 2017 at 2:36:04 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: kenarman
I assume that was a typo and you meant 1962 for when the show came on air AZD.


Correct, fixed, thanks.
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August 8th, 2017 at 9:29:56 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
That TV was one of the highlights of
my life. I was mesmerized by it for a
year at least. Got to see all the shows
I watched in the 60's in color. Gilligan,
Green Acres, Hillbillies, Man From Uncle,
Superman from the 50's, Bewitched,
Batman, Munsters, Get Smart, Wild Wild
West, on and on. It took a long long
time for the newness to wear off, years
and years. TV was actually exciting.


I used to have to go to friend's houses if I wanted to watch TV in color. When my dad finally broke down and got one I was also mesmerized and spent entirely too much time in its hypnotizing glow.

Even after we got a color TV we still had a black & white one in the kitchen for ages. I remember it took at least a minute to warm up when you turned it on. When you turned it off there would still be a glowing dot in the middle for a while. And the reception on it was awful. My father was always swearing at it and hitting it. I distinctly remember a rule where only adults were allowed to hit the TV, although me and my brother often did when they weren't around.
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August 8th, 2017 at 10:54:59 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
When my dad finally broke down and got one I was also mesmerized and spent entirely too much time in its hypnotizing glow. .


I don't think my dad got one for himself
till 1980. He was still remembering when
he got his first B/W TV in 1954. What was
wrong with that one, color was a waste of
money.

I used to go to a friends house and watch
color TV too, but not often. Parents didn't
like visitors in those days.
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August 8th, 2017 at 11:01:05 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Wizard
I used to have to go to friend's houses if I wanted to watch TV in color. When my dad finally broke down and got one I was also mesmerized and spent entirely too much time in its hypnotizing glow.

Even after we got a color TV we still had a black & white one in the kitchen for ages. I remember it took at least a minute to warm up when you turned it on. When you turned it off there would still be a glowing dot in the middle for a while. And the reception on it was awful. My father was always swearing at it and hitting it. I distinctly remember a rule where only adults were allowed to hit the TV, although me and my brother often did when they weren't around.



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August 8th, 2017 at 1:35:04 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I know an 85 year old guy who
raised 12 kids in an upscale house
by owning a TV and radio repair
shop from 1950-1995. He made
a good living and watching him
work is a treat. Even as an old man
he's super fast at getting it done,
he can fix anything with tubes or
transistors. A dying breed, if not
extinct.
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August 8th, 2017 at 1:51:31 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Wizard
I remember it took at least a minute to warm up when you turned it on. When you turned it off there would still be a glowing dot in the middle for a while.


Those were features of many TVs of the era, not just B&W ones. I recall a color one we had, which left three dots burning for a few seconds after being switched off (one in each color).


Quote:
And the reception on it was awful. My father was always swearing at it and hitting it. I distinctly remember a rule where only adults were allowed to hit the TV, although me and my brother often did when they weren't around.


Also features of old TVs of all types. Chances are the main TV was hooked to the aerial on the roof, while the kitchen one relied on rabbit ears or worse. And every appliance could be fixed with a smack on the top or side :)

Remember vertical hold?
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August 8th, 2017 at 1:59:11 PM permalink
Evenbob
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How many hours did I spend in my youth
adjusting the antenna every time we
switched channels. It was a real art form.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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