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Old 12-26-2011, 10:53 PM
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Year-End Old TV Quiz!

I thought I'd try putting this together, just for fun. See how many you can get right-I tried not to make it too hard. I cleaned out my PM box, so just send me your answers. The contest will run for about a week (until Monday, January 2). Gotta have a prize? Okay: the first place winner gets 5 old TV sets, of my choosing, must be picked up by 1/31/12 from my place. (Second prize, you get 10 sets!)

Here goes!
1) Name the manufacturer:


2) Who built this UHF converter?


3) Name the manufacturer:


4) What chassis does this RCA TV use?


5) What manufacturer used this circuit?


6) Name the manufacturer:


7) Name the manufacturer:


8) Name the manufacturer:


9) Suppose you wanted to purchase a brand new TV to watch the first launch of the Space Shuttle. Of these 10 brands, which 5 could you not find brand-new that year?
Admiral, General Electric, LG, Motorola, Philco, Proscan, Quasar, Samsung, Silvertone, Teknika

10) Match the manufacturer with the brand:
1-Admiral
2-GE
3-Zenith
4-RCA
5-Philco
6-Sears

a-Chromix
b-Era II
c-Miss America
d-Phonevision
e-Coaxial
f-Eye Witness

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:01 AM
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WOW this is good. I'm moving this to Site News so everyone can see it
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:36 PM
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Thanks, Kam! Come on guys, let's see those answers!
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:49 AM
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Whoops - and I was wondering why no one answered it yet...

So sorry.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:20 AM
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Uhhhhh I think your spost to PM him your answers
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:37 PM
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:35 AM
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:54 PM
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Last chance! I'll let it run until Tuesday night.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:50 PM
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Thanks to all who played-I wish more had participated; maybe next time?
Here are the answers:

1) Name the manufacturer:

This one stumped everyone-it is an Admiral from the early 50s.

2) Who built this UHF converter?

This is a Mallory.

3) Name the manufacturer:

Philco, used from the Predicta up through the early 60s.

4) What chassis does this RCA TV use?

CTC-12

5) What manufacturer used this circuit?

I thought this would stump folks but I think everybody got this right: Zenith

6) Name the manufacturer:

Admiral, 60s.

7) Name the manufacturer:

Late 60s Sylvania.

8) Name the manufacturer:

RCA, starting in the late 60s.

9) Suppose you wanted to purchase a brand new TV to watch the first launch of the Space Shuttle. Of these 10 brands, which 5 could you not find brand-new that year?
Admiral, General Electric, LG, Motorola, Philco, Proscan, Quasar, Samsung, Silvertone, Teknika

The launch was in 1981; Admiral & Motorola were out of the TV business, Sears had stopped using the Silvertone name, LG was still known as Gold Star and Proscan wouldn't come along for a few more years.

10) Match the manufacturer with the brand:
1-Admiral
2-GE
3-Zenith
4-RCA
5-Philco
6-Sears

a-Chromix
b-Era II
c-Miss America
d-Phonevision
e-Coaxial
f-Eye Witness

1-b: Only one person remembered the Admiral Era II, which may have been their answer to the System III?
2-e: GE Coaxial.
3-d: Most folks knew about the Zenith Phonevision.
4-f: RCA Eye Witness, used in the late 40s.
5-c: Philco Miss America, also well known.
6-a: Most folks mixed up the Sears/Admiral answers. Looks like Chromix may have been Sears answer to Chromacolor?

Again, thanks to all who played. The winner is DavGoodlin who, scary!-just might take me up on my prize offer!
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:10 AM
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I wish I had time to play but my timing sucked. I would have got some right, and some not. No chance in *ell that I could claim the prize...I'm to dispose of two things to make room for my CTC4, and if I bring home anything larger than a BIG table radio I highly suspect that my folks will either kill me and scrap my stuff or kick me and my stuff out. Also could not go to the east coast even for a free CT-100 during active quarters at my college.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:36 PM
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I got most of them but I couldnt handle the threat of having to adopt any more sets
This was a good contest, well done
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:51 PM
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Next time I'll make sure everyone knows you don't HAVE to take the sets I'm always looking for creative ways to coax folks out here to the edge of nowhere and let me load up their pickup truck with CTC-53's and 21" bw consoles!
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:55 PM
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I got four of the first eight right, 80% of #9, and 50% of #10. I couldn't remember if Admiral had come back yet in 1981, or if Samsung TVs were available in the USA yet then.

Thanks, Bryan.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:00 PM
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Chris, that got me second guessing myself regarding Samsung, so I checked the Photofact index. Indeed, they didn't cover their first Samsung model until '82. Probably safe to say that they were available in '81 but I should have come up with something else!
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Ugh, I should have recognized the first picture. There's a door just like that a couple feet from my computer desk
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