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December 25th, 2017 at 10:17:04 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
This quiz would be impossible for you. They show scenes from the earlier seasons in black and white and ask you to recall what they looked like in the later seasons in color.


I didn't get a color TV till 1970 and
had stopped watching the show by
then. Around 67 or 68 it got unwatchably
stupid. I never saw it in color.
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December 28th, 2017 at 1:03:01 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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TV households went from 9% in 1950 to 64.5% in 1955.

Lucy and Desi were divorced in 1960, and she started "The Lucy Show" in 1962. Only the first season was black and white, but she was probably the first sitcom to switch to color.

But by 1966 most shows had switched to color, but less than 10% of households had a color TV. Prices of color TV sets started to drop

Quote: Evenbob
I didn't get a color TV till 1970

By 1970 color TV were in 39% of households. So you beat the median. By 1972 penetration was over 50%,

Black and White TV sales still outnumbered Color TV sets up through 1971.
December 28th, 2017 at 1:35:25 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
TV households went from 9% in 1950 to 64.5% in 1955.


We got our first TV in 1954, I
was 5 and remember it well.

Quote:
By 1970 color TV were in 39% of households..


Got my first color set in 1970
and was still very much in the
minority. It was hugely expensive.
A 16" Zenith from Sears for $400.
That's $2500 in today's money,
for a TV you can buy in a flat
screen for under $100 at Walmart.

Keep in mind that $400 bought you
a very nice used car in 1970, when
$50 got you decent car to drive all
winter. $400 for a TV was a huge
investment, but one I never regretted.
It kept me enthralled and mesmerized
for years.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 28th, 2017 at 11:46:54 PM permalink
beachbumbabs
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I could be wrong, but I think we got our first color TV in 1968. Might have been 1969. (We moved to that house in 1968, and it seems like it came at the same time.) It was a console, pretty sure it was an RCA, with a 3 speed record player in the top . Had the same tv until I left home in 1976 for college. The dog walking past (tags jingling on a steel collar) would change the channel, often as not. It had a gold remote with an odd screened circle inset on the top.
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December 29th, 2017 at 3:25:49 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Advertisements from 1954 for B&W 17" ($189.95) and 21" ($239.95)
CPI Inflation adjusted price $189.95 / $239.95 in November 1954 has the same buying power as $1,748 / $2,209 in November 2017


Advertisements from 1968 and 1970

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