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    I remember when TV had 3 channels and they closed at 10pm. Then Channel 4 came along. Our first remote control plugged into the TV via a 15 foot cable. Then the VCR arrived with push down levers.

    When we went on holiday to a caravan site, the portable TV was black and white. Once in a blue moon when James Bond came on, we went to next doors caravan to watch it in colour.

    Now there's 3 billion channels with nothing but repeats or crap reality programmes. It's obvious that technology containing electronics are designed to last a few years before burning out to keep sales going.
    I remember growing up on the Jersey coast, where we were lucky enough to get broadcast (yes, with 'rabbit ears' on the TV and a physical antenna on the roof that required periodic adjustment) 12 stations on VHF: CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS out of New York and Philadelphia, plus independent channels 5, 9 and 11, and local information of no interest to me on channel 8. On good days/nights, we could get some channels on UHF, which almost always had decent old movies on it after the main stations shut down for the night. I vaguely remember how awesome it was when stations started staying on all night.
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    Lmao... I also remember channels "turning off"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frecks1710 View Post
    Simple, my husband wants a bigger screen tv. Not so simple; it does not fit in the 9 year old wall unit. So off we go for a new wall unit, new wires, and a sound bar. I miss my old tv with the antenna ears, 5 stations, and a simple on/off button. And we enjoyed it more! Life was so much simpler then....I am getting too old! Anyone else feel that way?
    And these new fangled cell phone thingies.
    Phones are suppose to have cords that connect to the wall.Next thing you know, people will be trying to call you when you're in the restroom.

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    And these new fangled cell phone thingies.
    Phones are suppose to have cords that connect to the wall.Next thing you know, people will be trying to call you when you're in the restroom.
    So put a phone in the bathroom. That should solve the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frecks1710 View Post
    Simple, my husband wants a bigger screen tv. Not so simple; it does not fit in the 9 year old wall unit. So off we go for a new wall unit, new wires, and a sound bar. I miss my old tv with the antenna ears, 5 stations, and a simple on/off button. And we enjoyed it more! Life was so much simpler then....I am getting too old! Anyone else feel that way?
    Cable TV with over 200 channels and 40% of air time is mindless, disgusting advertising. This is where DVR's are critical. FF through the ad trash.

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