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Thread #38216   Message #537080
Posted By: RangerSteve
28-Aug-01 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: RE: For all the Ancients
AM radio. No FM. Tubes in the radio and TV that had to be replaced regularly. Vertical and horizontal knobs on the TV. (in the introduction to "The Outer Limits" there's a line about controlling the vertical and horizontal - I wonder how many people these days know what that means). A few years back I saw an old espisode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" where the story hinged on someones phone being on a party line. How many people remember them? (no, not one of those 1-900 HOT BABES things).

No remote controls. You actually had to get up and walk across the room to change channels, volume, and all the various things that could go wrong with a TV.