View Full Version : 1974 rca xl-100


captainmoody
12-30-2015, 02:20 PM
This is the set I bought at the RCA service man's Estate.. Another friend also saved some slides from there as well.
Looks like this one was in the same house since new. The first picture is dated July 1974.. Looks like the Watergate hearings! The second is a year or two later.. One of my favorite stations out of Canada, where I first saw Dr. Who!
You had to have a good antenna/amp combo to get that one.

dishdude
12-30-2015, 03:13 PM
I always liked the looks of RCA from the 70's. They were very "clean" looking.

captainmoody
12-30-2015, 09:54 PM
Wow. This is a complete history of all his sets! It started with an RCA b/w, then the 16, then an 36, then the XL-100.
Here are some more pics.
Sorry for the poor quality.. These are pictures of slides, shown on my dingy wall!

dishdude
12-30-2015, 10:11 PM
Is that Dan Rather and Archie Bunker?

captainmoody
12-30-2015, 10:26 PM
Well, the 16 was on channel 4 and that was NBC. The other was Archie though.

Here is one of Gerald Ford being sworn in!

Can anyone ID the B/W above? Is that a red indicator light to the lower left?

BTW.. That XL-100 still has the same great pic, same CRT, still an instant on set, and was ALWAYS plugged in! Poor thing was still connected to the antenna at the house, (in the exact same spot as pics 40 years earlier) but just showed snow without a converter.

sampson159
12-30-2015, 10:33 PM
i love that xl100!that would look good beside my sylvanias and zeniths from the same era.

captainmoody
12-30-2015, 10:44 PM
Not sure what I want to do with it yet. Want to see it preserved.. Tim is first in line though!

Carmine
01-01-2016, 05:49 AM
Wow, that is a great find with the screen shots! Pretty good job of capturing the images, given he had to wait a few days to know if the images were any good in the pre-digital camera era!

I agree you needed a good antenna to get Canadian 32. I think "global" was Canadian channel 42?

captainmoody
01-01-2016, 12:05 PM
When I saw the slide up close, it looked like Global was channel 29 on the set.

I used to enjoy DXing on our Antenna I installed many years ago. I had that Channel Master rotor spinning that big antenna all over the place!

BigDavesTV
01-02-2016, 10:34 PM
The slide pictures, taken with your camera, actually came out pretty good!

Captainclock
01-04-2016, 06:37 PM
I have a friend that when I was younger had the tabletop version of this TV that still worked until her house caught fire which I think that TV might of been lost in that fire along with an old Lloyd's Stereophonic clock radio from the 1970s.