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NTSC Field Test Sets

Most of the sets below were receivers used in "Field Testing" of the NTSC Standards from late 1951 until May 1953. The NTSC submitted its petition after this testing to the FCC in July 1953.

 

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RCA Model 1 Converter (1950)

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RCA 16 inch prototype (1950)

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RCA 16 inch prototype (1950)  

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RCA Model 1 (1950)

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RCA Model 2 Converter (1951)

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RCA CPA Prototype (1951-52)

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RCA Model 2 (1951)

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RCA Model 3 (1952)

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1951 21 inch prototype

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In March, 1950 RCA demonstrated its color sytem to the FCC. On the left is a set using a single gun color tube. In the center is a black and white set, and on the right is a set using a tricolor tube.

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RCA Trinoscope #1 (1950)

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Interior of Trinoscope #1

 

 

 

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RCA Trinoscope (1950) (Danny Gustafson Collection)

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RCA Trinoscope #2 (1950)

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Interior of Trinoscope #2

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RCA 1949 dot sequential prototype. Three 2 1/2 inch CRTs were used.

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Hazeltine color projection prototype

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Hazeltine CPA prototype

  (RCA prototype photos courtesy of Dave Abramson)