Call 442-7000.......... and you'll see Muntz TV!
Thu May 3 13:50:04 EDT 2007
As with most things, it would appear that the truth lies somewhere in
Check out <http://www.national.com/rap/Story/0,1562,17,00.html> for a
fairly sympathetic story about Muntz' skills as an engineer.
On 3 May 2007, at 13:53, Doug Drown wrote:
> Sounds like we've got a "pro" and a "con" on Muntz TVs here. I
> remember the
> ads, too. But I never knew anyone who had one of the sets. Is
> there anyone
> else out there knows about them first-hand? You guys have got me
> curious now. And what about those do-it-yourself TV kits, with
> which a
> person (presumably one with some electronics knowhow) could build
> his own
> set? I can't remember the name of the company that offered those.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Q. George" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "A. Joseph Ross" <email@example.com>; "Roger Kirk"
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 11:04 AM
> Subject: Call 442-7000.......... and you'll see Muntz TV!
>>> On 2 May 2007 at 23:38, Roger Kirk wrote:
>>>> Brings to mind the "Loft Radios" that were so
>>> popular in the 50's
>>>> after WWII surplus hit the market as well as the
>>> Muntz TVs that sold
>>>> so well in NY.
>>> My parents got one in Boston! We got better
>>> reception on the built-
>>> in antenna (a wire across the top of the inside of
>>> the cabinet) than
>>> the neighbors got with a roof antenna.
>>> A. Joseph Ross, J.D.
>>> 15 Court Square, Suite 210 Fax
>>> Boston, MA 02108-2503
>> Ah, yes!!! Mad Man Muntz and his gutted TV's. Numb as
>> all hell. I can still recall those radio commercials
>> on WMEX.....
>> "Call 442-7000 and you'll see Muntz TV-eeeeeee! Call
>> 442-7000.... see Muntz TV today-yyyyyyy!
>> God, you'd have to be within the visual sight of the
>> transmitters to get a good picture. For all intents
>> and purposes, Muntz TV's had virtually no front end.
>> The color ones (yes, there WERE Muntz color TV sets)
>> were even worse. (Yuck!)
>> Peter Q. George (K1XRB)
>> Whitman, Massachusetts
>> "Scanning the bands since 1967"
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