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Are black and white TV sets still manufactured and sold in the modern market?

Black and white TV sets are still in use in over 7,000 households in the UK, with many of these sets being over 50 years old.

The number of black and white TV licensees in Britain is fewer than 12,000, as announced by TV Licensing.

Most American households have at least one color TV set, and about half still have some kind of black and white set.

While it is no longer possible to purchase brand-new black and white TVs, older models can still be found for sale on online marketplaces.

The BBC introduced color broadcasts in 1967, but some viewers continue to use black and white TVs for nostalgia or to watch classic monochrome movies and TV shows.

Collectors maintain vintage black and white TVs as part of their collections, preserving a piece of television history.

A monochrome TV license is much cheaper than a color one, costing only a third of the price in the UK.

The historical moment of a television channel switching from black and white to color programming was captured in 1967 when WMTTV in the US made the transition.

London has the most TV licenses for black and white sets at 1768, followed by 431 in other areas.

Watching TV in black and white can provide a powerful blast from the past, reminding viewers of the early days of television.

Although color TV has many advantages, it took some time for it to catch on, with black and white TVs being common in households through the 1950s.

Europe's first color service was launched by the BBC in 1967, yet a surprising number of viewers still prefer watching TV in black and white.

The Guardian notes that the contrast of over 50 years after the BBC launched Europe's first color service and more than 7,000 households still watching black and white sets is striking.

Color TV transformed the way Americans saw the world and the world saw them, yet black and white TVs remain a part of television history and some viewers' preferences.

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