The Philco Safari

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 19, 2019
     Category: Technology | Television | 1950s





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"Wherever there's a television signal," like "on a plane or train trip?"
Posted by ges on 11/19/19 at 09:57 PM
Using two different currency inflation calculators it that $250 investment would be around $2200.
Posted by Arthur E Hermanson on 11/20/19 at 05:37 AM
The portable CRT television soldiered on for years. I once had a late 1970's Panasonic that was flat, had a pop up housing for the CRT and required TEN D cell batteries! It also required a hand truck to haul it around. It was more of a novelty then a serious television set - it lasted about five years before the electronics gave up.
Posted by KDP on 11/20/19 at 11:17 AM
Millennials, you’re not the first generation to grow up staring at a little screen!
Posted by Brian on 11/20/19 at 09:54 PM
When the time-lapse satellite videos 1st came out on weather shows, I had to have it on my boat trips. So I got a portable TV and wired it to use ship's 12v rather than that ridiculous number of D cells. I intentionally got a fairly small-screen, black & white model, so people wouldn't be asking to watch TV's 'vast wasteland' while we were offshore.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/21/19 at 10:39 AM









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