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