GE Portacolor II Television Set


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Vintage General Electric Portacolor II Television Set Model JA5302WD


General Electric Portacolor II JA5302WD Information



General Electric Portacolor II television set model JA5302WD from the early 1970s. Unlike the rest of the Porta Color models, this set does not use vacuum tubes. This is one of General Electric's first attempts to produce a solid-state small-screen color TV. This Television has the instant warm-up 'feature' often found on TV's in that era. This feature works by leaving the picture tube heater filament powered on at reduced voltage, when the power switch is off. The result is there's almost zero warm up time, you get a picture almost immediately, though at some cost in electricity. I would not recommend using this feature as it puts wear on the set even though it's not running, also some known fires caused by this back then. This feature was discontinued shortly after. If you are a technician, you can bypass this feature, or the set can be unplug the when not in use.