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Old 12-05-2014, 08:52 PM   #21
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My folks got a TV in 1956 to watch the conventions (Tv only came to the area in 1953 BTW as they did not live in the service area of a major metro area, and was UHF only which meant dealers had to order TV's with UHF tuners, Most TVs for major metro areas with the channel 2,4,7 and more pattern were vhf only)
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:31 PM   #22
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My folks got a TV in 1956 to watch the conventions (Tv only came to the area in 1953 BTW as they did not live in the service area of a major metro area, and was UHF only which meant dealers had to order TV's with UHF tuners, Most TVs for major metro areas with the channel 2,4,7 and more pattern were vhf only)
That brings back more memories. I can remember when there was only 3 VHF channels (2, 11 and 13) in Houston back in the late 50's and into the early 60's. I seem to recall they would "sign-off" late at night and broadcast a test patten until they signed-on again in the morning.
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1st B&W TV in 1961 when I was 6

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Left home for college in 1973 by train, and family still had B&W TV, and no phone or heating other than a coal fire in 1 room downstairs.
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