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"Why did black and white TVs remain in use for so long after color TVs were introduced?"

The first color TV was introduced in 1950, but it was expensive, priced at around $1,000 (approximately $10,000 today).

In the early 1950s, only 10% of American households owned a TV, and most of them were black and white.

The first color TV broadcast occurred in 1961, but it was limited to major cities and few people had color TVs to receive the signal.

In the early 1960s, color TVs were still extremely expensive, with prices ranging from $500 to $1,500 (approximately $4,000 to $12,000 today).

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed strict regulations on color TVs, limiting their capabilities and making them less desirable.

In the 1960s, many TV shows were still broadcast in black and white, making color TVs less necessary.

The first color TV with a built-in tuner was introduced in 1964, making it easier for people to receive color broadcasts.

By the late 1960s, color TV prices had dropped significantly, making them more affordable for the average consumer.

In 1967, the FCC mandated that all TV broadcasts must be in color, paving the way for a widespread adoption of color TVs.

By the 1970s, over 50% of American households owned a color TV, and black and white TVs were becoming obsolete.

The last black and white TV was produced in the United States in 1986, marking the end of an era.

During the 1980s, many countries began to phase out black and white TV broadcasts, switching to color TV broadcasts exclusively.

The transition from black and white to color TVs was slower in developing countries, where color TVs were not widely available until the 1990s.

The price of color TVs continued to drop in the 1980s and 1990s, making them more accessible to people in developing countries.

Today, black and white TVs are mostly obsolete, but some vintage TV enthusiasts still collect and restore old black and white TVs as a hobby.

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