|Posted by Hawkwind|
<you wrote> Amazing to me that they didn't just catch fire on their initial power up.<end of quote>
Don't laugh! They did in Soviet Russia. People would toss out their flaming TV's from their high-rise apartment building balconies...
Most unfortunate. That circuitry (is it still called that when it's from that time?) is insane.
And thank you for sharing that commercial. I love old advertising and that is a definite gem. "Hey Frank, I bet people would watch more if we have a hot blonde jump up and down on a diving board... just to show how a TV works of course."