Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Early Television Museum

2004 Early Television Convention

The 2004 Early Television Convention was held Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, at the Early Television Museum. There was a swapmeet and auction, presentations by collectors, and a buffet dinner. On Sunday collectors had an opportunity to chat and see the sets in the museum's collection. For more pictures, see Steve Dichter's site.

A highlight of this year's convention was the demonstration of CBS field sequential color on the museum's 1951 Gray Research monitor and on John Folsom's 1949 CBS RX-41. Darryl Hock demonstrated his NTSC to CBS converter, which allowed attendees to watch broadcast programming on the sets.

Here is a schedule of the Convention's events:

  Saturday, April 24

8:00 - 9:00       Flea market setup

9:00 - 11:30      Registration and Flea Market

11:30 - 12:30   Buffet Lunch , screening of the film "TV Comes to London"

12:30 - 2:45     Presentations

Visionette Receiver and Camera - Dave Johnson

Sanabria History Display - Dave Johnson

General Electric Octagon Scanning Disk Set - Steve McVoy

1938 7 inch GE Prototype Set - Darryl Hock

RCA TT-5 Advertising Display - Darryl Hock

Original Indian Head Test Pattern Art Work - Chuck Pharis 

The Case Against Philo Farnsworth and the Claim He Invented TV

                                          - Scott Marshall

2:45 - 3:15      Auction

3:15 - 5:30      Presentations  

1953 Philco Prototype 15 Inch Color Set - Chuck Azzalina

Brought To You in Living Color - Peter Stonard

CBS Field Sequential Color Lives Again  

      - Ed Reitan: CBS color history

      - Darryl Hock: NTSC to CBS converter

      - Steve McVoy: Gray Research 1951 color  studio monitor

      - John Folsom: CBS 1949 prototype color receiver 

5:15 - 7:00       Browse the museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors

7:30 - 9:30       Dinner at Yard Club

Sunday, April 13

9:00 - 10:00     Browse the museum's collection, talk to fellow collectors

10:00 - 11:00  Presentation:  

                                 Frozen Out in the Forties and Fifties?

                                 Distant TV Reception in the NTSC Era. 

        - John Pinkney

11:00 - 5:00       Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection