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Old 09-23-2018, 12:08 PM
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1970 round tube ad

Thought the commercial at 2:02 in this video would entertain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIII0_4ibAw

"Four-way home entertainment center" for just $398! TMA is the brand apparently...whatever that was. It's kind of a sad setup with the 8-track just a box on top...

Call now--PO7-6900!
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:11 PM
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Thought the commercial at 2:02 in this video would entertain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIII0_4ibAw

"Four-way home entertainment center" for just $398! TMA is the brand apparently...whatever that was. It's kind of a sad setup with the 8-track just a box on top...

Call now--PO7-6900!
I had that component 8-track deck (and seen one or two more) IIRC it was badged Columbia, but there were other names on those...I rather have the thing under it though.
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:42 PM
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When looking up TMA sets in the Sams index is says "see Muntz". Hmm...

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Old 09-23-2018, 04:24 PM
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Here's another commercial with a better look at the cabinet (plus a bunch of other sets that look like...I dunno what, Curtis Mathes maybe?)

https://youtu.be/kSGQoS1Mxww?t=26

The spots aired in Chicago. I'd love to know more about those sets; I have a real weak spot for ugly consoles from that era.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:42 PM
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Interesting phone number. If you check a phone dial, the first three digits in alpha terms would be "POS." Maybe they were trying to tell people something! :-)
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Long ago there was a little discussion on here about TMA. From what I recall, the initials stand for Television Manufactuer's of America. Essentially, after Madman Muntz left the TV company he started (I think there might have been a bankruptcy in there) it stuck around making sets like this and also cranking out some stuff for Montgomery Ward. At some point it I think it became TMA. It seems like I had a module for one at one point, or at least saw a very good photo of one, and they were made in Mexico. I don't think they lasted beyond the early 70's.
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According to this site TMA was around from 1948 to 1973: http://www.tvhistory.tv/1960-2000-TVManufacturers.htm
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