I've got a friend whose aging parents still have their 1966 RCA Victor New Vista Color TV and it works! They've owned it since brand new for 52 years. These days, the TV is hooked up to cable. Milford Connecticut. Sept 2017
We were watching the Buzzer Channel, which appropriately plays vintage game shows.
Knowing the fragility of the early color TVs, the fact that this RCA Victor still works is nothing short of amazing.
1966 was a pivotal year, when many programs switched from using black and white film (or videotape) to full-color.
At the time, a color console like this one cost a small fortune! Perhaps that's why my friend's parents still have theirs? Nothing like getting your money's worth. LOL!
An additional memory: In 1966 at age 7, I used to LOVE the Batman show but we had only one large black and white TV.
My dad was kind enough to drive me to Alexander's Department Store at the old Connecticut Post Mall once a week so I could watch Batman on an array of brand new color TVs!