View Full Version : Avanti spotted on "The Americans"

Eric H
04-01-2017, 01:57 AM
Watching The Americans on Netflix tonight and saw this Avanti, playing what looks like The A Team, it appeared to be actually playing and not dubbed in.

The show is set in 1983 so this set would have been fairly old even then.
There's an 80's looking VCR on top of it.

04-01-2017, 07:20 AM
I love "The Americans", and they are about 96% accurate on the look/products of that era. However... while watching the latest 2 episodes, I noticed their living room TV was too new for 83/84. It looked to be a late 80's early 90's RCA.

04-01-2017, 08:38 PM
'twas just looking through some GE service data - they made a 25MA chassis-equipped set that mimicked the Avanti. Slick looking.

A year later, they made the 25MH chassis - modular solid state, with a 2-tube VHF tuner. :scratch2: Also added two transistors to translate the RF AGC voltage - only one model produced with the 25MH, and it looked Mid-Century 1973! Guess they had some tuner tubes to unload from Owensboro...

Ed in Tx
04-02-2017, 07:58 AM
Looks like one of the Hitachi-built GE VCRs on top of that TV.