|Ferguson Colour Star Advert -|
Radio Times, 1974
My family were just in the throes of renting one from
and seeing these not so “friendly” prices in Radio Times for a Ferguson Colour Star I can sort of understand why my parents opted to rent. Granada
Ranging between £220 - £327 the prices to own your colour TV back in 1974 were still quite high in the times of three day weeks, strikes and sometimes very little on a box that only had three channels when it was on…
Still decades away from digital, new owners could depend on fine tuning with push buttons and slide controls for volume, brightness and contrast.
However; the one button you really needed to know about was the vertical hold which always used to go on most sets with as much frequency as Sunday lunch. There was nothing worse than a rolling picture in the middle of movie matinee on a Sunday...
These TV’s may have been primitive by today's standards but they were hi-tech in the 70s and we loved them!