WOW! Look at RCA's compatible color TV

August 25, 1949, RCA announced the development of a compatible color TV system, which became the industry standard. Yes, it was a very big deal back then. I'm assuming you didn't live through that era and can't appreciate how important it was for the transition from black and white to color TV be "compatible". Had the rival CBS system won, instead of the RCA system, everyone in the country would have had to replace their TV sets, which numbered in the millions, and that was not an option. At least today's digital transition allows for convertor boxes to bring old sets up to speed, once properly connected.

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