At its peak, Radio Rentals claimed it had more than 2 million customers, over 500 shops and employed 3600 technicians, 2700 skilled installers plus a large ancillary staff.
Radio Rentals stores in South Australia trade under the name RR Rentlo Reinvented due to an independent business trading as Radio Rentals.
An independently owned chain operates 19 stores within South Australia; however is not in any way related to Radio Rentals owned by Thorn Australia PTY LTD.
In 1964 it merged with Renta Set, Joseph Robinson's similarly formed company.
Then in 1968 it was acquired by Thorn Electrical Industries and joined with Thorn's DER chain (founded 1938) as part of Thorn Television Rentals (TTR) though the two companies were run completely separately with different staff and vehicles etc.
With the coming of colour services, initially on BBC2 only, a further opportunity for renting was created.
On 15 November 1969, colour broadcasts on both BBC channels and the ITV network became available from the main transmitter sites around the UK. Later, in the latter 1970s, video recorders appeared on the market but were expensive. Newport apartments at the Ellipse are masterfully designed and exquisitely appointed for comfort and convenience, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the brilliance of the Manhattan skyline.Newport is the largest modern residential lifestyle community along the prime Hudson River waterfront, with stunning skyline views and a beautiful property stretching across 300 green landscaped acres.Radio Rentals operated mainly in the UK, having started life in Boyces Street Brighton, Sussex, England.Growth of a public TV service after the war encouraged more people to want TV sets but they were expensive, leaving an opportunity for companies like RR to offer them at a monthly rental price which was much more affordable.With the advent of satellite broadcasting in the 1980s, Radio Rentals offered a range of equipment for rent, enabling more viewers to watch both Sky Television services and British Satellite Broadcasting services.