The first "personal" TV I had in my room was B&W probably sometime around 1984-1985.
It was pretty small even for then (probably about 10" -12" screen), and I think my parents must have picked it up at a garage sale for very cheap since we didn't have much money.
I used put my cover over it so my parents thought I was asleep, so I could stay up late and watch WWF matches that were on after my bedtime. I just had to know what kind of shit Roddy Roddy Piper was up to that particular week.
Never did myself. Even my grandparents had a colour one since before I was born, a big wooden RCA. It just kept working but they replaced it when they got a flatscreen for a Christmas present. I never asked what they did with it after, I kind of hope they kept it, that thing was a classic. Probably need 4 people to move it though lol.
I remember when my parents first got a colour TV, in the early '80s, I think? (For that matter, I can remember, just about, when we first got a TV at all).
In fact the last TV I had (up till about 20 years ago, around the time the internet seemed to take away most of the purpose of having one) was B&W (because the licence was cheaper! The main expense of a TV now is the licence, rather than the 'hardware'...the BBC may be unsustainable for that reason...funny thing really that the BBC came into existence in the first place because the radio-manufacturers needed someone to produce content so they could sell radios - now it's the content that costs you, the hardware is a minor part of the cost).
Pity I can't get the internet in Black & White and save some money on that.
46 and yep. Looked like the one Captante posted and I believe we got it for free with a window A/C purchase. It was my bedroom tv and I had it up till around 10-12 years old when I got a color 13 incher for x-mas.
Yes, late 60s, colored TV was too expensive for the family. Had to wiggle/rotate the antenna sometimes to get a good signal. No remote, had to rotate the knob to change channels.
Watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing live IIRC.
Parents bought large B&W consoles from the BX wherever we were stationed during Dad’s Air Force career.
I vividly remember the last one we had, a huge Magnavox piece with a record player on one side, & an AM/FM radio on the other. Big hidden speakers on each side. That was my first encounter with a remote control. It only did channel up and down & volume but it made a weird sound… like it was shooting an air charge! 🤣