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Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 11:21 am (PDT) on Thu April 13, 2017   
Lastly, my mother used furniture polish on our set.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 9:39 pm (PST) on Mon March 6, 2017   
We had two at the same time. They outlived their useful period. We later used them to support two VCR's, and an old C-Band satellite receiver. But, today, I own a 32" HDTV now in my apt. The set is wonderful, the pictures are great. The store and the manufacturer both went out of business. The maker was known as COBY.
Posted by LoyalTubist at 8:06 pm (PDT) on Sat August 27, 2016   
I may be strange but I'd love to have a console black and white TV with HDTV decoder.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 8:12 pm (PDT) on Sat July 16, 2016   
We had two of 'em back in the day. Got really excited when the HDTV sets came out. I don't think anyone's making CRT sets anymore. Oh technology.
Posted by Michael Giffey at 8:47 pm (PDT) on Sat October 26, 2013   
We had Sylvania console TV's. We were very fortunate in that my mother worked for General Telephone from 1950 to 1980, and they owned Sylvania for quite a while. The employees in management were given huge discounts on Sylvania products, so we had their TV's, stereos and other equipment, including light bulbs all ove our house. My friends were all jealous because we always had the latest Sylvania products.
Posted by GlenEllyn at 4:12 pm (PDT) on Sat June 16, 2012   
We had a Quasar color TV with a cabinet very similar to this one, including the brass-colored trim handles. When my kids were at the crawling stage they loved to make noise by lifting the handle and letting it drop - clank! It could be a little annoying if you were trying to watch TV at the time. It was a piece of furniture, a very heavy one, but it had casters on it. Ours had some of the components hidden behind a concealed door on one side of the screen. Open the door and a section of components could be pulled out like a drawer. No remote control either. It had channel buttons near the on/off/volume knob, which you pulled to turn it on and pushed it back in to turn it off. I finally got rid of it about five years ago.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 10:40 pm (PST) on Sat January 21, 2012   
We got our first color tv from JCPenney in June of 1968. I was always designated the one to tune the color in just right. Lots of folks tvs were green or red--they had no clue how to get the color in. This was also the era of three television channels...and an antenna on the roof that had to be turned so you could get just the right picture...
Posted by HOODOO (resigned) at 10:28 pm (PDT) on Sun August 22, 2010   
I had an Hitachi console. Best T.V. I ever had. Bought it in the early 80's. It finally went south about 5 yrs. ago. Had to have it repaired only once @ a cost of $80.
Posted by Katbear at 9:01 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
My folks had this kind of set, too. They were great -looking. My mother has one of those icky looking flat screen things on what looks lie a tv table... Sigh.
Posted by Laura at 2:56 pm (PDT) on Sun August 9, 2009   
These were a valued piece of quality furniture. I seem to remember my parents being concerned that the wood tone matched the rest of the wood furniture in the room.

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