Instant Color TV

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In 1962 there was only one TV channel in Sweden, and it broadcast in black and white. The station’s technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that, thanks to a new technology, viewers could convert their existing sets to display color reception. All they had to do was pull a nylon stocking ove r their TV screen. Stensson proceeded to demonstrate the process. Thousands of people were taken in. Regular color broadcasts only commenced in Sweden on April 1, 1970.


The above story is a hoax.

4 replies on “Instant Color TV”

  1. When I was a kid (and ALL TV was B&W), the big thing was to buy a “thingy” of vinyl film that had the top third blue, the middle third reddish, and the bottom third green. You would stick this over the TV screen so that if any scene came on that had a blue sky, people in the middle, and grass at the bottom, you would have a “color” picture. This is NOT a hoax!


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