Trinitron KV-1330UB Colour Television Receiver

Made:
1968-1970 in Japan
maker:
Sony

KV-1330UB Trinitron colour television receiver, made by Sony; 1968-70. This set marked the introduction of Sony's unique Trinitron picture tube technology.

Sony pinned its hopes on the single-electron-gunned Chromatron picture tube, which produced a display six times brighter than the rival RCA three-electron-gun shadow-mask tube. (Until that time the Chromatron had been limited to specialized military use). After considerable development, the new picture tube was named Trinitron - a compound name derived from 'trinity', meaning the union of three, and 'tron' from electron tube. It also marked the beginning of a decline in the UK-based and European television set manufacturing industry. More and more UK and European viewers were purchasing all-transistor sets made overseas, whilst many British manufacturers were relying on less-reliable valve or hybrid valve-transistor internal circuitry. The first Trinitrons like this one intended for the UK market had a PAL decoder that was different from those invented and licensed by Telefunken of Germany, who invented the PAL colour system. It was an 'American' NTSC decoder adapted for PAL.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2016-5019
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), wood (unidentified) and wood veneer
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Gift of John Trenouth