1970-1979 All USA Manufacturers
1971 TR-005 Panasonic "Flying Saucer" TV - (See catalog
1971 Panasonic B&W TV Dealer Catalog
TR-005 is illustrated.
Estimated costs for upcoming Home Video Systems - 1970
(Systems before Beta-VHS video cassette recorder launch in 1976)
1973 Philco-Ford - Model B450ETG - One of the last 'vacuum tube' sets. It
was in this time period that the American television set industry migrated to a
transistorized TV chassis.
1974 Sony Tabletop
1974 Zenith Console
1976 Magnavox Console
1977 Zenith Tabletop
1979 Zenith Model SL2561X - Very futuristic looking!
Another revolutionary design was this transistorized television set
by Panasonic, Model TR-005, manufactured in the early-to-mid 1970s. Some
collectors have nicknamed this the "Flying Saucer" or "Space
1978 - JVC Model 3100D - "Pyramid" with clock - Transistorized - Approx
7" Screen which folds down
1979 - Portland -- Model TC-961DP, 19 inch transistorized color.
Manufactured by Taihan Electric Wire Co., Ltd., of South Korea. The
Portland sets were distributed by Daewoo Electronics of America. -
[Courtesy Peter J. McGuinness]