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Subject: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: warped on 09/20/13 at 1:53 pm

Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

I do. It was a huge set and it was fun watching my favorite shows and sports on color TV instead of B&W.  We got ours in 1971 or early 1972 I think. The whole family was excited.

Once when we were watching "I love Lucy" or "Dick Van Dyke" show, and it wasn't in color, I thought out set was broken.  ;D
My parents had to explain to me that those were old shows & were filmed in B&W  ;D


Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 09/20/13 at 1:55 pm

Yes, I remember it clearly. It was not even 10 years ago for my 18th birthday and it was a CRT one. Still working.  ;)

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Paul on 10/09/13 at 5:42 am

Sure do - it was a mighty Deccacolour thing in lovely fake wood-type veneer!

http://www.oldtechnology.net/images/deccacs2230.jpg

It was brought out in 1973 and that would have been about the time that we acquired it. Note those funky push-button controls, which could only be operated with a broom handle! Remote control, you say? What on earth was that?!!

Me and my sisters (being of that age) were strictly prohibited from going within 3 yards of the thing! Woe bedtide us if we even thought of turning it on!

If memory serves, it lasted pretty well - up 'til the start of the 80s, when one of the colour tubes went kaput - meaning everything you watched was in a fetching shade of greeny-blue.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/09/13 at 6:56 am

I moved away from home in about 1973.  After I moved out they got color t.v. and a pool. hmmmmmm ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: whistledog on 10/10/13 at 4:49 pm

I don't remember the exact model of TV it was, but we had a Zenith Space Command from (i wanna say) 1980.  I don't remember what it looked like, but it only had a 13 channel memory and this was the remote that went with it (if memory serves me correctly, this picture could be actual size) ...

http://sfwish.com/ebay/pictures/101121/1587_0_remote_1.jpg

When you changed channels, the screen would go black for like a half a second while there was this "chhk-k" sound


Sure do - it was a mighty Deccacolour thing in lovely fake wood-type veneer!

http://www.oldtechnology.net/images/deccacs2230.jpg



That's one of the more fancier looking TVs from that era.  I quite like that

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:23 pm


I don't remember the exact model of TV it was, but we had a Zenith Space Command from (i wanna say) 1980.  I don't remember what it looked like, but it only had a 13 channel memory and this was the remote that went with it (if memory serves me correctly, this picture could be actual size) ...

http://sfwish.com/ebay/pictures/101121/1587_0_remote_1.jpg

When you changed channels, the screen would go black for like a half a second while there was this "chhk-k" sound

That's one of the more fancier looking TVs from that era.  I quite like that


Why in those days did they call remote controls "space commands"? ???

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/13 at 6:30 pm


Why in those days did they call remote controls "space commands"? ???


It was the Zenith Brand name only

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 3:07 pm


It was the Zenith Brand name only


and they were also called space phones? Is that correct?  ???

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: whistledog on 10/13/13 at 5:22 pm


and they were also called space phones? Is that correct?  ???


Not sure what you're talking about

Wait, I know what you are referring to.  Some Zenith TVs had a built in phone  My dad had one.  You would hit a button on the remote, and you could call someone or you could receive a call through your TV.  It was known as Space Phone, yes

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 10/14/13 at 6:24 am


Not sure what you're talking about

Wait, I know what you are referring to.  Some Zenith TVs had a built in phone  My dad had one.  You would hit a button on the remote, and you could call someone or you could receive a call through your TV.  It was known as Space Phone, yes


just like today's TV where you'd get a call and the name would appear on the tv screen showing who called with the person and phone number and if you would like to pick up the phone or not.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: whistledog on 10/14/13 at 4:15 pm


just like today's TV where you'd get a call and the name would appear on the tv screen showing who called with the person and phone number and if you would like to pick up the phone or not.




I don't know of today's TVs making calls

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: warped on 10/14/13 at 4:36 pm


I don't know of today's TVs making calls


T.V. phone home?  ;D

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: karen on 10/14/13 at 5:10 pm

I can't recall exactly when it was.  I know I was at primary school, but walking home on my own so it was 1978 -1980.

We rented our tv at the time (most people did) and I can still remember seeing the van from the tv rental company parked across from our house and thinking that maybe we were getting a colour tv.  God knows why I thought that rather than that the tv was being repaired. Maybe friends had recently upgraded to colour.

Anyway a new tv was being set up in the house.  It was in a cabinet with two folding doors.  I think this one had four push buttons for the channels (still only three actual channels available). 

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 10/14/13 at 7:20 pm


I don't know of today's TVs making calls


If you have FiOS or Time Warner Cable, when your phone rings, the name appears on the TV screen whoever it is and you have the option to answer the phone if you want to.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Dagwood on 10/14/13 at 8:57 pm


I don't know of today's TVs making calls


The tv doesn't make calls.  When you have your landline through your cable system and it rings, a box appears on the screen telling you who is calling.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 10/15/13 at 6:26 am


The tv doesn't make calls.  When you have your landline through your cable system and it rings, a box appears on the screen telling you who is calling.


If you want to answer it, it's up to you.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Dagwood on 10/15/13 at 7:08 am


If you want to answer it, it's up to you.


I never answer my landline.  It's always telemarketers.  I just got it for the discount on my cable bill.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 10/15/13 at 7:11 am


I never answer my landline.  It's always telemarketers.  I just got it for the discount on my cable bill.


We get it most of the time, I don't answer it.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: ItsElle on 10/24/13 at 3:03 pm

I think my family was the last of all my friends' families to get a color TV. I think it was in the early 80's. When I moved out on my own in the mid-80's, I took my little portable black and white TV from my bedroom and continued to use it until around 1991, I think. LOL! My friends all wondered how I could stand to watch a tiny black and white TV.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 3:52 pm

I took my little portable black and white TV from my bedroom and continued to use it until around 1991, I think. LOL! My friends all wondered how I could stand to watch a tiny black and white TV.

We still have our small portable Black And White Panasonic TV with built in AM-FM radio tuner.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: ItsElle on 10/30/13 at 3:39 pm


We still have our small portable Black And White Panasonic TV with built in AM-FM radio tuner.


I haven't had mine since not long after I stopped using it.

For some reason, this just reminded me of the time (in the 90's) when my sister's daughter asked her mom if TV was black and white when she was a kid. I looked at her and said, with my best straight face, "The whole world was black and white then." She believed me and I felt bad. She still remembers that.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 6:43 am


I haven't had mine since not long after I stopped using it.

For some reason, this just reminded me of the time (in the 90's) when my sister's daughter asked her mom if TV was black and white when she was a kid. I looked at her and said, with my best straight face, "The whole world was black and white then." She believed me and I felt bad. She still remembers that.


But why'd you stop using it? ???

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: ItsElle on 10/31/13 at 4:11 pm


But why'd you stop using it? ???


LOL - because I moved in with someone who had a color TV.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 11/01/13 at 3:27 pm


LOL - because I moved in with someone who had a color TV.


I think people starting getting color TV's probably in the late 70-early 80's.  ???

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: warped on 11/01/13 at 3:52 pm


I think people starting getting color TV's probably in the late 70-early 80's.  ???


We got ours in the very early 1970s.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/01/13 at 4:05 pm

When I was growing up we always had color TVs. So, it's all I've ever known in the world of television. 

My parents, who are in their 50s now, got their first one around 1971 or after when they were just kids. They said they were super excited. Before 1971, they only had TVs with black and white television programming.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 6:17 am


We got ours in the very early 1970s.


We got ours after I was born, mid to late 70's when we moved into our new house after 1974.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Redhairkid on 11/04/13 at 12:24 pm

In April 1981.

I now no longer have a television as I can live without it!

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 7:26 pm


In April 1981.

I now no longer have a television as I can live without it!


I'm sure we all can't live without television. television has become a necessity.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/13 at 2:26 am


In April 1981.

I now no longer have a television as I can live without it!
At times I prefer the radio to television.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 6:49 am


At times I prefer the radio to television.


I do too sometimes.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: warped on 11/05/13 at 6:51 am


In April 1981.

I now no longer have a television as I can live without it!


We don't have cable or satellite TV, we don't want it, I only use our TV to watch DVDs.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Redhairkid on 11/05/13 at 7:27 am

I, too, prefer radio.

Although I can always find something else to do rather than just sit in front of a television such as my songwriting, playing keyboard or improving my chess.

But, Howard, you are entitled to your opinion.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 2:48 pm

Anybody remember when color TV's had knobs?

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Redhairkid on 11/05/13 at 5:24 pm

I can actually.

Incidentally, I love the name 'Howard'.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 6:42 am


I can actually.

Incidentally, I love the name 'Howard'.


Thanks, That's my name, don't wear it out.  ;) ^

:)

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Butterball on 02/20/16 at 8:49 pm

Our first family color tv was in 1976. it was a Quasar console tv. The kids weren't allowed to touch it, so we only watched it when our parents were around.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 02/21/16 at 2:40 pm


Our first family color tv was in 1976. it was a Quasar console tv. The kids weren't allowed to touch it, so we only watched it when our parents were around.


Did it come with a remote?

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Butterball on 02/21/16 at 4:03 pm

No remote.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/21/16 at 4:06 pm

1976 it changed my Dad's life forever.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 02/22/16 at 2:40 pm


No remote.


So you had to change the channel using the knob?

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Butterball on 02/23/16 at 7:50 pm


So you had to change the channel using the knob?


Yep...you had to go over to the tv and turn the knob. But, with only a hand full of channels to choose from, you didn't spend much time near the tv. We had 3(abc), 5(independent local), 8(pbs), 10(cbs), 12(nbc). There was also a couple of uhf channels that were usually religious. About midnite, you would get the national anthem and then the tv would go to test pattern or static.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 02/24/16 at 2:42 pm


Yep...you had to go over to the tv and turn the knob. But, with only a hand full of channels to choose from, you didn't spend much time near the tv. We had 3(abc), 5(independent local), 8(pbs), 10(cbs), 12(nbc). There was also a couple of uhf channels that were usually religious. About midnite, you would get the national anthem and then the tv would go to test pattern or static.


Didn't it make your hands sore?

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Butterball on 02/24/16 at 9:02 pm


Didn't it make your hands sore?


Not at all.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 02/25/16 at 3:24 pm


Not at all.


It did when our family got a color TV back in the late 70's-early 80's.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 8:35 am

It was this day in 1954 , when the first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 02/28/16 at 2:25 pm


It was this day in 1954 , when the first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.


Did it have channels 2-13?  ???

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/28/16 at 8:50 pm

I actually didn't get my own color TV until about 1993/1994. Until then I used an old relic from the 60s in my bed room!

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Butterball on 02/28/16 at 10:52 pm


I actually didn't get my own color TV until about 1993/1994. Until then I used an old relic from the 60s in my bed room!


Wow! You were a late bloomer. I think about the old tv's growing up...it was normal to bang on the top or sides to make the picture come in.  ;D

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/28/16 at 11:28 pm


Wow! You were a late bloomer. I think about the old tv's growing up...it was normal to bang on the top or sides to make the picture come in.  ;D


Mine had the rabbit ears and everything. And I remember, it was so old that before I shut it off at night, I would have to turn the volume dial--there was no remote, just knobs-- all the way up or I wouldn't be able to hear it in the morning. What's funny is my mother's current bought in the 80s tv played out way before mine did and I swear it still was one of the scariest moments of my life.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 02/29/16 at 2:35 pm


Wow! You were a late bloomer. I think about the old tv's growing up...it was normal to bang on the top or sides to make the picture come in.  ;D


or trying to fix the rabbit ears to get the signal to come through.

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: whistledog on 02/29/16 at 5:49 pm


Didn't it make your hands sore?


That's what she said

Subject: Re: Do you remember when you got your first color TV?

Written By: Howard on 03/01/16 at 2:38 pm


That's what she said


;D

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