See what “big screen TV” used to mean in the 20th century

See what big screen TV used to mean in the 20th century - John Wayne on TV (1969)

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Crosley TV set with full-room vision (1950)

Crosley TV set with full-room vision (1950)


Fancy color Magnavox TV set from 1965

Fancy color TV set from 1965


A big TV set from 1965

A big TV set from 1965


RCA Victor — for color so real you’ll think you are there! (1966)

New Hi-Lite Color Tube with Perma-Chrome

Something special has been added to RCA Victor’s new big-screen color TV. It’s RCA’s new rectangular Hi-Lite Tube with Perma-Chrome. And the way it works is beautiful to behold.

Ordinary rectangular tubes can produce distorted colors while they’re warming up. The Hi-Lite Tube with Perma-Chrome delivers uniform color purity the moment the picture comes on. And it keeps it there for as long as you keep on viewing.

See your RCA Victor dealer for a demonstration. You can’t miss his store. It’s the most colorful place in town.

See Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, Sundays, NBC TV Network.

See RCA Victor's new big screen color TV - Walt Disney (1966)

See RCA Victor's new big screen color TV - Walt Disney (1967)


New General Electric color TV – it’s like being at the movies (1969)

Big TV set - Like being at the movies (1969)


Expensive big screen TVs from 1977

Expensive big screen TVs from 1977


Advent’s VideoBeam television – Vintage projection TV (1978)

Advent's VideoBeam television - Vintage projection TV (1978)


The little things to look for in a giant TV: Sony projection television (1983)

Giant Sony projection TV sets (1983) Giant Sony projection TV sets (1982)


Retro 80s projection television set (1983)

Retro 80s projection television set (1983)


27-inch big screen TV (1987)

27-inch big screen TV (1987)


Big screen TV sets from Sears (1988)

Big screen TV sets from Sears (1988)


Big screen TV in a wooden entertainment center (1998)

Big screen TV in a wooden entertainment center (1998)

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