View Full Version : Identify mystery TVs in Matlock

07-30-2016, 02:19 PM
I had a fun idea. Could anyone identify these TVs (or VCRs) from Matlock? The first two are the same TV, I just put the snowy picture because it showed the channel display which might help ID it. The other pictures were in a store, and slightly off topic, but I was wondering if anyone might know if it was an actual store. I would guess maybe Radio Shack.

Eric H
07-30-2016, 04:02 PM
Theses are all in the Black Plastic era, hard to tell one from another by that point.

07-30-2016, 10:01 PM
Some do look familiar and 1990's vintage .Hollywood has their habit of covering up brand names unless the TV manufacture wants to get their name plugged in the show with some cost.

07-31-2016, 05:33 PM
Yup, hard to ID black plastic crap, looks like mostly low
end stuff & some garbage probably Funai combos. First set
looks like a Sony though.
BPC's are hard to ID. No personality at all. Just like newer cars.
Go to a parking lot & 9 of 10 are dull ugly colors, no personality.
In the olden days you could get every color in the rainbow.
Maybe 4 tones of blue for starters & the same for interiors.
Then you could quickly ID brand, model & year if you
were young.......

73 Zeno:smoke:

08-05-2016, 08:10 PM
Now that you mention it, the first does look like it could be a Sony based on the control panel. I'm pretty sure in the third pic third from left on top is a Magnavox. The rest I agree, hard to tell.

Ed in Tx
08-06-2016, 08:43 AM
First one does look a lot like the 25" Sony in my bedroom. I see the vertical plane of the tube is flat like a Trinitron.

08-06-2016, 03:17 PM
Other thing is real TV men rarely dressed up for work
with a tie. We had "blues" but a better grade than mechanics.
That cat in a tie looks like a rat-shack salesman. We had
the answers & never pressured anyone. As soon as a
possible sale left we were back at the bench.

73 Zeno:smoke:

Ed in Tx
08-06-2016, 08:53 PM