Televisions

Watch vintage movies and TV shows on your vintage B&W TV set from your DVD player using a TV channel modulator: Connect the Luma video from the DVD player to the video input of the modulator. Use of the Luma video signal avoids the chroma interference the composite video would have on the B&W TV. Connect one of the audio outputs from the DVD player to the audio input of the modulator. Connect the B&W TV antenna input to the RF output "F" connector of the modulator, and you should be able to tune in the DVD movie on channel 3 or 4, depending on the setting on the modulator. Macrovision on the DVD movie may confuse a VCR's video input circuitry, making its modulator output unusable.


Admiral model 24R12, Diagram

See the Yanks win the Y2K pennant, and then play the Mets in the Subway Series, on the Admiral set


Dial from the TV we watched the first moonwalk on (Apollo 11).

vacuum tube sets, above,
and right is a Motorola hybrid


A Westinghouse TV cabinet, 25 inch B&W set. Also a GE cabinet. And a complete GE compactron TV.
Back in the days when the NTSC color TV system was being developed, a test color transmission of some fruit was done. Some practical joker took the bananas and painted them blue. In the NTSC color system, the color (more precisely chroma) is encoded onto a subcarrier, the phase indicating which color. Yellow 180o out of phase yields blue. The guy at the receiving test site would adjust the phase (commonly called "tint") to get the bananas right, but then the rest of the fruit would be wrong!

Solid state sets, below:

This is not its remote:


Modern sets:
Watching the game on TV:
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HDTV antennas? :-)
Back in the early 1960's, someone installed B&W TV sets in every classroom of my grammar school. Likely a GE VHF only model. This was around the time educational TV stations went on the air. Our local station was Channel 13 of NYC. The teachers never used the TV sets. Note that the TV is in the back of the classroom! Teachers hated TV anyway (they wanted us to spend all our evenings studying and doing homework).


This was from a TV with separate VHF and UHF tuners. The motel had a VHF master antenna system and no UHF antenna, so they changed the UHF knob to this one with their logo...
Over the air subscription TV decoder box, remember these?
This one went with "Wometco Home Theatre" on channel 68 NYC. Channel 68 is a home shopping outlet nowdays.
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