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    OMG I remember thinking how very posh we were when we got our first colour telly. The old b&w set was inherited by my big brother, who installed it at the end of his bed in his tiny bedroom, with a wire coat hanger stuck in the back for an aerial.

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    I also have a portable black and white tv It's put away in a cupboard
    A funny story for you.When i got my first tv it was a black and white
    I couldn't get the damn thing to switch on depite turning every knob ,so ,i called the shop and they sent somebody out to look at it.
    The guy got it going in 5 seconds flat.He told me "you don't turn it round you pull it out "


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    Good story AL.
    I bet you felt a bit silly getting him out for that.

    i so regret us getting shot of our black and white telly.
    looking bck near 20 yrs i should have kept it.

    i prefer black and telly's to colour.
    makes films scarier.



    Quote Originally Posted by stud1al View Post
    I also have a portable black and white tv It's put away in a cupboard
    A funny story for you.When i got my first tv it was a black and white
    I couldn't get the damn thing to switch on depite turning every knob ,so ,i called the shop and they sent somebody out to look at it.
    The guy got it going in 5 seconds flat.He told me "you don't turn it round you pull it out "

    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    I did feel pretty stupid but we laughed at it and i didn't have to pay

    You're right about some things being scarier in black and white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stud1al View Post
    I also have a portable black and white tv It's put away in a cupboard
    A funny story for you.When i got my first tv it was a black and white
    I couldn't get the damn thing to switch on depite turning every knob ,so ,i called the shop and they sent somebody out to look at it.
    The guy got it going in 5 seconds flat.He told me "you don't turn it round you pull it out "

    Pulling out knobs.
    Ooer missus, lol.

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    LMAO Anchorman
    I should have known that somebody would make a "knobs" joke.

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    A FEW B AND W TV'S





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    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    Top pic is a Trinitron. That's a colour tv isn't it?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitron

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    I remember having a B&W Portable TV in my bedroom to play my ZX Spectrum on. The xmas I upgraded to a 14" colour job from Argos was an absolute joy.

    Here's some from Argos.


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    Until my parents splashed out on a new 22" Pye colour TV in late 1973 we had only secondhand B+W sets. I remember a very old Murphy, probably about 14" or a little larger. To turn it on you pressed a catch on top of the TV and a small panel flipped up, turning on the TV and revealing the controls for volume and station selection--both rotary knobs. I also remember an HMV, again around 14" and with rotary controls, plus this one had built in loop and telescopic aerials. The sides were padded with leather-look black grained vinyl. My parents bought me a 14" Ferguson in 1980. It was white with a rotary knob for station selection and one for volume. On top of the TV were 2 sliders for brightness and contrast. Last B+W I had was a radio/cassette player/TV, perhaps 4" or 5" screen size, bought off a workmate in the mid 90s. One thing absent from modern LCD digital sets are the horizontal hold and vertical hold controls generally found on the backs of CRT TVs. You could have a bit of fun fiddling with those .

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