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How Did We Ever Cope Before The Remote Control?

How Did We Ever Cope Before The Remote Control?

While it’s quite fun to look back at the history of television this month, it also helps to point out just how good we’ve got it today. Could you imagine flicking through all of Foxtel’s hundred-odd channels manually by getting up to the TV? That’s what it was like (except…

What Went Wrong With the First TV Remotes

What Went Wrong With the First TV Remotes

Zenith pioneered the TV remote control, but those early models were more drag than advantage. Electronic House has a full walk down remote-control memory lane, but first, here’s a quick Retromodo look at Zenith’s first three creative attempts—and what was tragically wrong with them: