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Old October 12 2013, 06:46 AM   #91
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^ The Nairobi Trio skit was so good, Harry Nilsson did an homage to them.
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Old October 12 2013, 11:48 PM   #92
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This thread brings back many fond memories of rushing home from school to watch Ultraman, Marine Boy, Speed Racer, Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot, Kimba, Lost in Space, and the best of them all, Star Trek, in glorious black and white on our 13-inch set on Channels 5 and 20 in DC.
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Old October 13 2013, 12:30 AM   #93
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Old October 13 2013, 12:35 AM   #94
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^^ OVer 25 years of color experience? In the mid '60s? That's stretching the truth somewhat out of shape.
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Old October 13 2013, 12:57 AM   #95
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^^ OVer 25 years of color experience? In the mid '60s? That's stretching the truth somewhat out of shape.
Well it was definitely still in the lab, but RCA was working on color television in the early '40s:
http://www.earlytelevision.org/rca_dot_sequential.html
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Old October 13 2013, 01:18 AM   #96
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That advert in COLOR
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Old October 13 2013, 01:28 AM   #97
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^^ OVer 25 years of color experience? In the mid '60s? That's stretching the truth somewhat out of shape.
Well it was definitely still in the lab, but RCA was working on color television in the early '40s:
http://www.earlytelevision.org/rca_dot_sequential.html
Yep, took us twenty years, but we finally got there.
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Old October 13 2013, 01:31 AM   #98
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^^ OVer 25 years of color experience? In the mid '60s? That's stretching the truth somewhat out of shape.
Well it was definitely still in the lab, but RCA was working on color television in the early '40s:
http://www.earlytelevision.org/rca_dot_sequential.html
Yeah, there were tests by different scientists during the late 1920s, and RCA demonstrated a system in 1940. The main problem seemed to be finding a method of transmitting color images over the airwaves, which required a different method than monochrome transmission.
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Old October 13 2013, 05:27 AM   #99
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My favorite part is "Advanced circuitry that won't go haywire."
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Old October 13 2013, 01:16 PM   #100
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^They could've shown a shot of one of Mudd's androids with smoke coming out of its ears for that one....
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Old October 13 2013, 02:04 PM   #101
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Melakon wrote: View Post
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^^ OVer 25 years of color experience? In the mid '60s? That's stretching the truth somewhat out of shape.
Well it was definitely still in the lab, but RCA was working on color television in the early '40s:
http://www.earlytelevision.org/rca_dot_sequential.html
Yeah, there were tests by different scientists during the late 1920s, and RCA demonstrated a system in 1940. The main problem seemed to be finding a method of transmitting color images over the airwaves, which required a different method than monochrome transmission.
It's still advertising hype. They weren't actually producing sets for the market for twenty-five years.
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Old October 13 2013, 02:15 PM   #102
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This site has a lot of good information about the development of color television. I especially like the history it presents about one of our favorite birds (it's a multi-page article, so don't forget to click "Next Page" on the bottom right of each page).
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Old October 13 2013, 03:22 PM   #103
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^^ Right. So at best colour sets were sold for about a dozen years by the time of TOS being broadcast.

The claim in RCA's advertisement leads one to believe they'd been selling color televisions for twenty-five years which is false. The statement isn't a blatant lie, but it is somewhat misleading and as such it's hype.
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Old October 13 2013, 04:40 PM   #104
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^^ Right. So at best colour sets were sold for about a dozen years by the time of TOS being broadcast.

The claim in RCA's advertisement leads one to believe they'd been selling color televisions for twenty-five years which is false. The statement isn't a blatant lie, but it is somewhat misleading and as such it's hype.
Technically if they had twenty-five guys who each had a year of experience with color TV, it would be twenty-five years of experience.
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Old October 13 2013, 05:25 PM   #105
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^ Good point on the "man-years experience", because I wondered if that's what they were actually doing in the advertisement. Of course, most of the adult-age color TV buying public at that time already knew color TV's hadn't been around 25 years, because black and white television didn't even start making headway into people's homes until around 1948-1950.

I think Bonanza was the first network show to be filmed in color, though there were earlier syndicated shows (Cisco Kid, Science Fiction Theater, Adventures of Superman) that filmed some episodes in color before there was color broadcasting.
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