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1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model Rxc178wa04

Finding and saving vintage analog televisions like the1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, is a very fun & rewarding hobby.

Don West on Lost in Space on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Don West on Lost in Space on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Don West on Lost in Space on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

This is the story of a 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

This is the story of a1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04. It has been forgotten and left for countless years and a shed. The shed was not climate controlled and was in Bon Aqua Tennessee where it is very hot and steamy in the Summers and cold and fridge in the Winters. In the past few years, a large family of Raccoons had moved into the shed, and methodically started destroying everything inside the shed.


Test Playing on a VHS Tape of Lost in Space, 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

The Raccoons and the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

The Raccoons did not spare the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television, they chewed off the power cord, and defecated and urinated all over the television. When I found it, I thought sure it was done for, and a total loss. But I cleaned her up good and spliced a new power cord to the set. Surprisingly, she came on, the color was a bit off and she had a few other issues, but when you consider she had been in the shed for over a dozen years and totally forgotten she worked amazing well.

Doctor Smith on Lost in Space on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Doctor Smith on Lost in Space on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Doctor Smith on Lost in Space on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

There are very few Sylvania Superset Televisions left in the World

There are very few Sylvania Superset Televisions left in the World. As far as I can tell, their may be only two left of this design and year. The 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04 is what is known a rare analog television from the solid-state era of television manufacturing. Sadly, when the world went digital and retailers encouraged consumers to throwaway their analog television, because they would soon be useless, they did just that! That is why televisions like this are becoming rare and valuable today, there are just very few of some models left above ground out of the land fields and still functioning.


Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Manufactured in September of 1983, Fixed and Running

Sadly Consumers Were told to get Rid of their Analog Televisions

Sadly, when Consumers were told to get rid of their Analog televisions, they told a big lie. You can still use an analog television with cable with the right converters, and they make great gaming consoles. A lot of folks still use their vintage televisions for their VHS collections and DVDs. With a 75 Ohm to 300 Ohm UHF/VHF/ FM matching transformer converter adapter with F type female coax coaxial connector plug jack for an analog TV antenna cable wire, you can hook a vintage television like this amazing Sylvania Superset to a VHS player, game system. Also, with a converter box you can what cable networks.

Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Playing Fugitives in Space

Playing Fugitives in Space, on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

Playing Fugitives in Space, on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

There are not many styles left of these amazing Supersets

So, there are few styles left of these amazing Supersets. I have found that shipping many of these nineteen inch or larger televisions is disastrous to the televisions, mainly because most shippers today are way to ruff with the boxes, even when they are packed correctly, and double boxed many arrive horribly damaged beyond repair. So, the best way to find a good analog television is to hunt locally. Sadly, many thrift stores no longer take analog televisions and so the search for them can be time consuming at best.

"Beats them all" TV Commercial, 1981 Sylvania Superset

The Collection and Saving of Analog Televisions a Fun and very Rewarding Hobby

The collection and saving of analog televisions are a fun and very rewarding hobby, there are many vintage televisions collector clubs, and sites now on Facebook and other social media sites. Here you can meet folks with your same interest and hobby's. Some collectors are more interested in vacuum tube era televisions, but for folks starting out I feel solid-state is better to start with. For one thing they are easier to find and require less work in repairing, and they are more reliable and do not break as easily as a vacuum tube era television. Also, many vacuum tube televisions are very heavy and are more costly to acquire than many of the later solid-state televisions that are available.

Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968, Playing on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

 Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968, Playing on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968, Playing on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

"The Best Picture" Sylvania Superset, Television Commercial

Fugitives in Space, The Warden on the Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Don and Doctor Smith are sent to an intergalactic prison after coming across an escapee. Actor, Tol Avery is the Warden, you do not want to get on his bad side.  Episode aired 31 January 1968,

Don and Doctor Smith are sent to an intergalactic prison after coming across an escapee. Actor, Tol Avery is the Warden, you do not want to get on his bad side. Episode aired 31 January 1968,

"Lost in Space" look on this amazing on the Sylvania Superset

I chose very bright and lovely videos to test my television like the Sylvania Superset. See how lovely the rich pastel colors of the original television's series of "Lost in Space" look on this amazing analog set. The VHS tape is a rich and easy to uses format of testing and showing off your vintage television's ability to product sound and video. Even if the colors are a little off the effect of an analog television playing a VHS tape is stunning and a joy to view. When "Lost in Space" went color back in the 1960s, they used a wonderful out of this world tapestry of color, and it makes great viewing on a television like the Sylvania Superset.

On the Sylvania TV, here is Professor Robinson and the Android Verda

On the Sylvania TV, here is Professor Robinson and the android Verda in the 1966 Lost in Space episode "The Android Machine"

On the Sylvania TV, here is Professor Robinson and the android Verda in the 1966 Lost in Space episode "The Android Machine"

These Televisions are Awesome Enjoyable Time-capsules of the Past.

What amazing me the most about the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, is it survived the elements and the Raccoons and still functioned within acceptable standards. The color was still rich and the sounds amazing. I only wish there was still manuals and parts available for this model. When the time comes for any needed repairs, it will be a major hunt for circuit-boards and simple parts, now that most repair shops are gone, and so few people are left that can work of these awesome enjoyable time-capsules of the past.


Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, an Amazing Televisions

Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, This is Really Cool to Look At when the TV turns On

1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, This is really cool to look at, the millions of little lights swirl around the center like runaway stars. Sylvania superset television model RXC178WA04. Manufactured in September of 1983 ...

1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, This is really cool to look at, the millions of little lights swirl around the center like runaway stars. Sylvania superset television model RXC178WA04. Manufactured in September of 1983 ...

Playing Fugitives in Space, on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

Playing Fugitives in Space, on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

Playing Fugitives in Space, on the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

I made artwork out of the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Playing Fugitives in Space

I made artwork out of the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968.

I made artwork out of the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968.

The Promised Planet, 1968, Playing on the1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Sylvania Superset Television, Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space

Color is Better Today, 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968. Still working of color adjustments, she is in love with blue today. Test Playing on a VHS Tape of Lost in Space ...

Color is Better Today, 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968. Still working of color adjustments, she is in love with blue today. Test Playing on a VHS Tape of Lost in Space ...

Major Don West, Trapped on a Prison Planet, Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space

Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968. Still working of color adjustments, she is in love with blue today. Test Playing on a VHS Tape of Lost in Space ... Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968. Still working of color adjustments, she is in love with blue today. Test Playing on a VHS Tape of Lost in Space ... Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04

Here is Will, I made artwork out of the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television

I made artwork out of the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968.

I made artwork out of the 1983 Sylvania Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Playing Fugitives in Space, Lost in Space,1968.

Adjusting the Gray Scale on the Sylvania Superset TV RXC178WA04, Don, Doctor Smith & Creech

Don West and Doctor Smith look completely miserable on the Prison Planet, but Creech, played by Michael Conrad seems to not care.

Don West and Doctor Smith look completely miserable on the Prison Planet, but Creech, played by Michael Conrad seems to not care.

Superset Television Model RXC178WA04, Adjusting the Gray Scale

The Warden gave Doctor Smith and Major Don West their set of boots for serving their time, and some silver coins. Check out Doctor Smiths expression.

The Warden gave Doctor Smith and Major Don West their set of boots for serving their time, and some silver coins. Check out Doctor Smiths expression.

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