Chapter Seven

Wizard Of Oz  clip as displayed on a 1954 Westinghouse H840CK15 with RCA 15GP22 15 inch CRT. For more movies displayed on this television, see our Westinghouse H840CK15 Color TV Part Two page.

Miss Universe Pagent 2017, live as displayed on a RCA 21CT55 and CT-7.

Tournament Of Roses 🌹 Parade 2018 Part One, live as displayed on a RCA 21CT55 and CT-7.

Tournament Of Roses 🌹 Parade 2018 Part Two, live as displayed on a RCA 21CT55 and CT-7.

This film chronicles the restoration of a 62 year old color television, completed February, 2017.


After completion of the film, still not satisfied with the color images, we went back into the chassis searching for the reason why the greens were weak. The problem was a transformer in the color circuit. 1/16 CCW turn of the slug fixed the poor green response. We then did a complete new setup which improved overall color response. Using Joe Kane’s Video Esentials DVD and blue filter, we adjusted the gray scale and color calibrated this set. The movie and screenshots therin, were taken with cell phone cameras. Below, a few screenshots after the adjustment and calibration with our new camera.

Camera: Sony A6300 with APS-C sensor.

Aperture: 3.5

Focal length: 16mm

Shutter speed: 1/30 and 1/40

Auto white balance

Auto ISO

Resolution: 6000X4000

Tap on any image to open a carousel and tap the resolution icon to see full resolution. The screenshots captured scenes from “Kiss Me Kate”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day off”, “Gone With The Wind”, “The Red Shoes”, “The Wizard Of Oz” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” on a 63 year old color television.


Kiss Me Kate 1953

Photographed May 18, 2018

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1986

Photographed May 13, 2018

Gone With The Wind 1939

Photographed May 7, 2018


The Red Shoes 1948

Photographed April 5, 2018

The Wizard Of Oz 1939

Photographed April 14, 2018


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953

Photographed April 30, 2018