Television Picture Attachment Uses Any A.C. Set for Sound (Aug, 1939)

Television Picture Attachment Uses Any A.C. Set for Sound

Utilizing the chassis and loud speaker of any a.c.-operated radio for accompanying sound, this table-model attachment reproduces television images for direct viewing. It plugs into your regular receiver in the same manner that you would connect a record player. The picture is 3-3/8 in. by 4-3/8 in. Five television receiving channels are provided.

  1. jon says: January 31, 20123:19 pm

    I love the fact that people had such a big investment in their radios that it was a valid business model to upgrade them to support TV.

  2. Charlene says: February 1, 20123:03 am

    This was long before planned obsolescence reached the consumer electronics market. I’m guessing that most people assumed they’d be using the same radio for life.

  3. LightningRose says: February 1, 20122:32 pm

    Charlene, I’m still using a Pioneer amplifier I bought in 1977. It still has better specs than almost anything available today.

    It’s a model SA-8500 II, if anyone is curious.

  4. Toronto says: February 1, 20124:11 pm

    Jeeze, now I’m going to have to check the model number of MY 1977 Pioneer. It’s a receiver, not an amp. And… it’s an SX-650.

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