Originally Posted by Gregb
They say they had been told there entire lives this this was one of the first colour TV's in western Canada. We only got TV broadcasts in 54 and I am pretty sure there were no colour broadcasts until 1960. Gregb
Colour did not arrive in Canada until June 1966. Edmonton is hundreds of miles from the US border so there was no colour signal in Edmonton until 1966.
It is sad that some people's memory gets distorted when money is involved. I expect they were confused it with a later set the family bought in the '60s when colour arrived in Canada. It would have been a big deal and no doubt, if they had a rectangular screen colour set in Edmonton in '66, it would have been a big deal. They probably disposed of the colour set many years ago and forgot the one remaining was black and white.
I picked up a CTC5 RCA in Toronto from the original family owners. It was bought in late '56 and Torontonians watch colour only from the Buffalo NY stations at that time.