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Zenith Electronics LLC Vintage Television

Zenith Electronics, LLC Vintage Television

Founded in 1918, Zenith Electronics, LLC, is a consumer electronics manufacturer. Many of their vintage TV sets have a cube-like shape. The televisions range from 9-inch portable units to large floor models.

What models of Zenith vintage TVs are available?

You can find a variety of Zenith vintage televisions, ranging from 1950 porthole floor models to 1980 tabletop models. The older models have control knobs to change the channels, while models made in the 80s and 90s may have buttons or remotes. Both black and white and color screens are available. Classic touches include wood cabinets, white vacuum tubes, and cream shells. Here are a few of Zeniths retro models:

  • 1950 12" Tyler floor model with a round screen.
  • 1950 porthole console with a wood cabinet.
  • 1959 16" black and white VTG tabletop.
  • 1970 9" black and white tabletop.
  • 1985 27" color floor model with a square screen.
When were the first Zenith TVs made?

Zenith began to craft prototype television receivers in the late 1930s. The prototypes were sometimes used to provide the public with experimental TV broadcasts. At the request of the FCC, these broadcasts continued into the early stages of WWII. It wasnt until 1948 that Zenith manufactured and released the first series of black and white televisions worldwide. In addition to those listed above, Zenith’s vintage TVs include a 1954 21-inch rectangular color set, a 1955 wireless remote-control TV called the "Flash-Matic," and a 1956 set with the first-ever ultrasonic remote control.

How do you program a Zenith Universal remote control?

Not all Zenith vintage televisions operate with a remote control. Some models have knobs and require the user to change the channel manually. If you wish to use a universal remote control with your Zenith television set, first check to see whether it is compatible. Then, find the 3-digit code that corresponds to your specific TV. These codes can be found online or in the manual that came with your universal remote.

  • Step 1: First, turn on the device that you wish to program, such as your Zenith Electronics TV.
  • Step 2: Press down and hold the code search button until it lights up.
  • Step 3: Press the button on the Zenith vintage TV and enter the three-digit number that corresponds to your specific device.
  • Step 4: Once youve punched in the code, press down some of the other buttons to see whether the code worked as intended.
  • Step 5: If the first code didnt work, enter another and repeat the first four steps. You may need to try two or three codes before finding the right one.
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