Speaking of Know it alls, you are our King, Corporal Scippy. Most Families did not have more than one TV in the 70's. Allison DeFeo did have a TV in her room and it looked like the boys did as well.scipio-USMC wrote:Yes she did. Victoria is a troll on this site. She is a know nothing who thinks of herself as a know-it-all because facing reality hurts too much. All she does it attack people and act like God. Her latest spam is to go out of her way to claim she saw a spaceship with aliens land in Amityville. Nevermind that it has nothing to do with the topic at hand she has to keep mentioning it anyway.BooshaGirl wrote:Scipio, I realize you and Victoria have a "hate/hate" relationship, but that latest jab was uncalled for. I thought it looked like a TV screen, as well. She never said it was DEFINITELY a TV. Gosh, none of us lived in the Amityville house--and maybe in your part of the country it was "common" to have more than one television, but in my world, if you had more than one TV in the early 70's, it was definitely a luxury. Most of my friends only had one...and it was in the family/living room. I really appreciate how intelligent you are and your facts are very helpful, but really--Victoria didn't deserve that.
Those who live by the word die by the swrod. She started the crap attacking everyone and pretending she knows all. I am giving her own medicine right back to her and will continue to do so showing her for the crazy moron she is.
As for TVs there was a big difference in price and quality beteween the large sets found in a living room/den and the smaller portable sets found in a kitchen, basement, child's bedroom or the like (which often were black and white). By the late 60s cheap portable sets from Japan flooded the market. Until last year I actually still had one of them but thanks to the digital TV switch it became useless. I was a 1967 Mitsbishi. Still had the original box and paperwork. No one wanted it even for a collector item so it had to be scrapped. I bet most people had no idea Mitsubishi made TVs they think of the Japanese Zero and cars but don't realize the big corporations were into everything. These cheap imports were actually the beginning of the end of US TV production. The purpose of a kitchen TV is obvious. The reason for having additional TVs in other locations in a multiple person household is also obvious. You don't want to watch what your kids watch is the main factor so get them their own set. Stick a TV in the room they play in and that keeps them out of your hair.
The funny thing about that is shows they didn't want to watch with them are no classics in syndication and still played today on TV Land and the like. I had to watch reruns of the Monkeys, Brady Bunch and Partridge family after school each day. Adults didn't want to watch these reruns with us. Now I can't watch any of them without wanting to puke. Yet older adults will watch them on TV Land. I guess things come full circle. A TV set was a sign of wealth in the 50s but by the late 60s it wasn't really a status symbol anymore. Since then certain types of TVs were status symbols but only unil the price came down and they were owned by the masses.
Whether a house could accomodate more than 1 TV depended on the style of the house and whether more than 1 needed depended upon the size of the family and viewing habits. Many houses have more than 1 congregation area but some were small and didn't. My grandmother's house had a den, living room and kitchen on the lower level. So there was a small TV in the kitchen and main TV in the den only. Upstairs were bedrooms. They had only adults in the house so didn't need to worry about kids trying to make them watch crap they didn't want to. Still the master bedroom had a TV anyway to watch TV in bed before falling asleep.
My house had an odd layout. It was an expanded bunglaow. The living room was the first room of the house. The dining room was adjacent to it then the kitchen. Then you go down stairs from the kitchen and there was a den also a door to the basement. The den had sliding doors going out ot the yard. So there were 2 different entertaining areas. Aside from when there were parties with activities outside the den was not used by adults. It is where we played with toys and watched TV while the adults used the living room to watch TV. The living room had the massive Zenith TV set encased in a unit. The den had a newer cheapy TV model. Neither had a remote. The attic was converted to a bedroom and that's where we had a portable TV. My parent's bedroom had the same kind of TV that was in the den. They had to Watch Johnny Carson at night in bed before going to sleep. From the dining room you could see the TV in the living room so that is why no TV was needed in the kitchen. The DeFeo's had the obligatory bedroom TV plus multiple entertaining areas with TVs. The basement was the equivalent of the den and they had a TV room. Presumably the adults used the TV room while the kids used the basement. If they were looking at TVs for status then their living room would have had a big expensive set but interestingly they didn't have a TV there, that space was reserved for music. Neither the room with the bar nor the living room have a TV though those would be the main adult entertaining areas so they obviously didn't have adults over to watch TV. They were into the old school parties where if you wanted to watch TV then you would have to separate from the main party and go off to the basement while shooting pool or something.
It is funny to think how few channels there were during this TV heyday compared to now and yet there are so few good shows on now you have to watch movies or oldies for the most part.
Yes, I did see a UFO land with an alien aboard in Amityville, NY last month. Hundreds of witnesses and there is proof, Corporal Scippy. Of course since you did not see it or them doesn't mean that UFO doesn't exist.