View Full Version : I wonder who won the match...


ceebee23
04-30-2016, 01:15 AM
Director 21....

jr_tech
04-30-2016, 01:46 AM
Oct. 15 1955

"#4 Notre Dame lost 21-7 when it hosted #13 Michigan State."

from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955_college_football_season

jr

ceebee23
04-30-2016, 01:53 AM
I wonder how many got to see the match in color?

(Not me... I was born the next weekend...)

benman94
04-30-2016, 01:59 PM
Interesting to note that the advertisement is factually incorrect; college ball had been televised in color by CBS with the field sequential system back in 1951, so this was hardly the "first time ever". RCA seemed to have a somewhat casual relationship with the truth...

Kevin Kuehn
04-30-2016, 02:15 PM
It doesn't surprise me that the advertising would be factually incorrect. That's pretty much the media norm still today.

nasadowsk
04-30-2016, 08:25 PM
RCA bend the truth with regard to color TV? REALLY?!?!? NO WAY!!!!!

If you believe RCA, they pretty much single handedly invented every technology related to television, and Sarnoff personally developed color TV...

OvenMaster
05-01-2016, 01:59 PM
Oct. 15 1955

"#4 Notre Dame lost 21-7 when it hosted #13 Michigan State."

from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955_college_football_season

jr
:yikes: I tried for three hours to find that info... and failed. :ntwrthy:

jr_tech
05-01-2016, 11:55 PM
Full disclosure... my wife is an avid football fan, I look up this kind of information quite a bit.

jr

Dude111
05-02-2016, 02:04 AM
Interesting to note that the advertisement is factually incorrect; college ball had been televised in color by CBS with the field sequential system back in 1951, so this was hardly the "first time ever". RCA seemed to have a somewhat casual relationship with the truth...Ahhh they got mixed up with some stuff..... (Or thought no one would notice)

Chip Chester
05-02-2016, 08:25 AM
RCA = Rarely Completely Accurate?

Chip

KentTeffeteller
05-02-2016, 10:47 AM
CBS Color predated RCA Color, but CBS Color had one major fatal flaw, it was not compatible with monochrome sets, so RCA's NTSC system of Compatible Color TV was the more practical system, and wisely adopted later.

ceebee23
05-03-2016, 03:46 AM
I do wonder how fast action sports looked on the 24fps/405 line CBS system... probably quite good... and color would have been a massive improvement but the 1955 Director 21 was probably not bad either!