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Black & white TV's
that took 5 minutes to warm up...
Black & white TV's  Black & white TV's  Black & white TV's

...and then you had to fiddle
with finicky Vertical Hold and Horizontal Hold adjustments
Horizontal Hold Vertical Hold

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Posted by freddo30 at 3:27 pm (PDT) on Wed April 20, 2016   
I had a Muntz 27" that lasted until 1976. I installed an over-voltage driver called a "tube brightener" when it began deteriorate. That was the largest screen you could buy when it was built.
Posted by IOfferMyBentNickel at 5:28 am (PST) on Tue January 19, 2016   
The earliest program I recall viewing on our Black n' White TV was "The Munsters." The picture quality wasn't very clear that evening, 1968 or 1969. However, I recall vividly the moment the delivery guy arrived with our first colour tv. We were all home from school so maybe it was a Saturday. Spring or summer of 1975. The Hitachi sat on a tv stand which had 4 wheels. I remember those three square knobs which the viewer turned to adjust the quality of the picture. We were watching a "WWII" hollywood movie at the time.
Posted by paktype at 1:52 pm (PDT) on Tue March 13, 2012   
I grew up with black and white TV's. When I was really little, my parents had an RCA 25" black and white TV. It was more like a piece of furniture. Later, we had two 19" Zenith black and whites. We didn't have a color TV until 1981, when the Sony Trinitrons became popular. I clearly remember waiting for the picture tube to warm up, and those vertical and horizontal hold knobs.

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