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The First Television Remote Control

Remotes were a BIG deal in 1961.

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The First Television Remote Control. Remotes were a BIG deal in 1961.
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Hits: 3097 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.5 | Category: Technology | Date: 01/16/2014
 
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MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1349 Posts
Saturday, January 18, 2014 7:22:28 AM
I had a wireless remote that worked with a tiny speaker that made very high pitched noises. The TV was equipped with a microphone as a receiver. It was a Philips K9 chassis model in the early eighties (it was second hand).

I discovered that when I clapped my hands, the TV changed channels, and when I rattled my keys the volume went up...

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2432 Posts
Friday, January 17, 2014 5:06:50 AM
For some reason I'm reminded of the remote control war with the neighbours in Poltergeist.

razbitom
Male, 40-49, Australia
 816 Posts
Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:49:08 PM
first WIRELESS remote control - before that remotes were tethered to the tv.

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3155 Posts
Thursday, January 16, 2014 3:41:49 PM
Imagine if someone who was awed by this TV were to suddenly find themselves in a typical Walmart electronics department today?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33894 Posts
Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:39:08 PM

If we're going down memory lane here`s two words for you....

Sylvania Bluedot.

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