Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!

The First TV Remote Control

We take TV remote control for granted, but did you know that the first TV with remote control was made 50 years ago? Here's an ad for RCA Victor's wireless wizard remote control (billed as the greatest advance in television since color television itself / the ultimate in performance and convenience).

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Bits and Pieces

The first remote I ever saw in person had a wire connecting it to the tv. Yes, they already had wireless remotes, but they were to expensive for the average family.

I was still impressed with the wired remote, since it did let you stay in your seat.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I wonder how they worked? Do you think this one was electronic?

I have one from somewhere that is mechanical - each button strikes a different length of metal tube and makes a different tone. I had a friend who could change the channels on their tv with the clicking from a ratchet.

Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.
Click here to access all of this post's 7 comments

Email This Post to a Friend
"The First TV Remote Control"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More