29 Jul '14, 2pm

Retrotechtacular: Designing and Building RCA Televisions

Retrotechtacular: Designing and Building RCA Televisions

While it’s almost cliché to say they don’t make things like they used to, this week’s Retrotechtacular offers fairly conclusive proof that, at the very least, they used to put more time and effort into manufacturing consumer electronics. Gather your homemade wisecrackin’ robots and settle in front of this 1959 film entitled “The Reasons Why” , a rah-rah film created for new employees of the RCA Victor television division. It may open with a jingle, but things quickly turn serious. Quality is no laughing matter for the men and women devoted to bringing you the best television set for your money. This type of unmatched excellence begins with tireless R&D into improving sound and picture quality. Every transformer is tested at five times the rated voltage, and every capacitor at two times the rating. Every switch undergoes a series of mechanical tests, including a pressured s...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/07/29/retrotechtacular-designing...

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