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Windows 7: You kids today have it made...

03 Jan 2013   #101
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

At one time we had 2 B&W TVs stacked on top of each other. One had picture but no sound, the other, sound but no picture. When we wanted to change channels we had to change both TVs as well as fine tune.
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03 Jan 2013   #102
Forz19

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
One had picture but no sound, the other, sound but no picture. When we wanted to change channels we had to change both TVs as well as fine tune.
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03 Jan 2013   #103
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

I remember a time when I had to climb up the tower of the antenna and change the direction of the UHF or VHF antenna by hand until someone inside hollered when the signal was clear. 10 mins later when the channel got changed...back up the tower.
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03 Jan 2013   #104
Forz19

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

That's why our previous gen was a lot more fit than we (this gen) are.
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03 Jan 2013   #105
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
I remember a time when I had to climb up the tower of the antenna and change the direction of the UHF or VHF antenna by hand until someone inside hollered when the signal was clear. 10 mins later when the channel got changed...back up the tower.
My grandparents lived on a farm in the 1960's. They were about 40 miles from five different cities with TV stations. On their roof was a motor that changed the direction of the antenna according to what station in what city was being watched. == I can see that IownAmoneyPit was brought up in the wrong house.
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03 Jan 2013   #106
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Oh yes, I remember the days of B & W TV, limited channels, no remote control and having to take tubes to the store to test them. Did anyone put "aluminum foil loops" on their rabbit ears to improve reception?

Most of the stores that carried TV Tubes had a free machine where you could plug your tubes into & hit the test button. The top of the machine had a least 20 different type of sockets where you had to find the one that fit your tube through a small reference manual attached to the side.

We had the regular channels (ABC, NBC, CBS & a couple others) & that was it. No recording devices meant when a program you wanted to see came on the night you wanted to go out, you had to make a choice.

So nowadays we have cable or satellite reception with about 200+ channels & you still hear kids say "There's nothing on TV!"
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03 Jan 2013   #107
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

My dad had 2 remotes for our TV, my sister and I! I kid you not, there were times that we were called out from our bedrooms to the living room in order to change the channel on the TV.
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03 Jan 2013   #108
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
My dad had 2 remotes for our TV, my sister and I! I kid you not, there were times that we were called out from our bedrooms to the living room in order to change the channel on the TV.
It all makes sense now.....Strollin from the bedroom to the living room
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03 Jan 2013   #109
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

This came on at 2:am

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03 Jan 2013   #110
JimJoe

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
This came on at 2:am

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It came on, when I was a kid, at 10 PM, because the broadcasters' license didn't allow them to transmitt television after 10 PM. Then it went to midnight on Friday and Saturday. It was considered a Really Big Deal when television was allowed to go on 24 hours.

Some of the things I saw early Saturday morning were a shoe shiner modern dance. A small group of women doing ballet with just a piano playing. The local farm report, then the cartoons came on at 6 AM local.
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