UHF Only? Or were you in a large metropolitan area that had lots of stations. Lived in our state capital until the 1970’s and if you broke out the tin foil for the aerial you might be able to get 5 total and having the last 3 be clear enough to watch through the snow was a stretch.
3 or 300 channels, heck, I still turn the darned thing off.
Only had one channel when I was a kid. I’ve got 14 now, but unfortunately 5 of those are not worth looking at. It’s still ok since they’re all free.
If the first panel is any indication, turning it off is the best option. That is, until the Tangerine can be removed.
When worse comes to worse, I go to Game Show Network.
Everyone forgets the operative words: “…we just turned it off.”
We don’t need to be glued to our televisions, phones, or other electronic devices 24/7!
TV has become a wasteland of Infomercials.
To paraphrase Pink Floyd, “I’ve got 313 channels of $#!+ on the TV to choose from!” I grew up near Philadelphia. We had our NBC (3, now 10), ABC (6), CBS (10, now 3) and PBS (12) affiliates on VHF. We had 3 independents on UHF: 17 (now Me-TV); 29 (now Fox) and 48 (now a religious independent after being dark throughout the 1990s). We later got 57 (now CW).
Do yourself a favor, pick up the TV and throw it out. I did over a decade ago and have never looked back. The programing on TV is a large part of the reason we have so much violence in our nation. Before someone starts up about “Its not real.” Some of the smartest and most media savvy people on the planet are willing to pay $5 Million for a 30 sec ad during the Super Bowl. They do this for one reason only, It Works!
And now with newer TV’S one has to have a remote control in order to turn the TV on and off
No need for a remote. We only had one channel.
Dumped my cable for Internet w/ my Apple TV and there are times; when I’m not even watching… Especially since I’ve discovered a Free Audiobooks app.
Our satellite TV provider proudly advertises that they offer 250+ channels on the service.What they don’t say is that half of those are 24 hour sell-a-thon types that do nothing but pitch useless junk and half of the other channels show TV shows from decades ago, three fourths of which I didn’t watch when they were new.
My wife and I usually end up watching PBS and 2 or 3 other channels. End result we have as many useful and worthwhile stuff to watch as when we had the over-the-air 5 or 6 channels in the old days. However, back then the service was free and now you pay upwards of $100.
First TV I had, had a channel 1 on it.
Funny….Grand Ave comic is SAME joke today.
Guy on TV kind of looks like a blond Leno!
Or, as I call it: A blessing and a curse
Baldo’s and his dad are right! 3 channels 300 channels it’s hard to find some good TV!
But, the same amount of “Good” TV.
As in “Hardly Any”.
we moved from a larger city to our farm and had to wait 2 years before we could get any stations
I remember having only a half dozen stations in the Detroit area-4 VHF 2 UHF. The only reason we had 4 VHF channels is we picked up a station from Windsor Ontario.
Okay, I sort of figured that I was not younger than the rest of you but I don’t remember having only 1 or 3 channels. I am in mid my 60s and back in the 1950s here we had the 3 national networks that existed back then and now – ABC, NBC, and CBS. We also had local channels – 5, 9, 11 and 13 – so in the 1950s we had 7 channels.
In the 1973 we also had – once – stereo TV – that is not stereo sound, but rather stereo picture. It was a show gimmick that was on once staring the comedy duo of Bob (Elliot) and Ray (Goulding). They got two of the local stations to do it. They were at one studio with camera from each of the two stations. Each camera was positioned off from the other. One was instructed to set up 2 TVs a certain distance apart from each other at the same height. In one of their routines one threw a ball from the left side of the stage – shown by the left camera towards the right side of the stage and the other caught the ball on the right side camera. So one looked at the left TV and saw the ball thrown and then looked at the right TV and saw the ball continue across (remember they said how far apart to put the TVs) and then it was caught on the right side TV. It was rather interesting as I recall. BTW Bob Elliot is Chris Elliot.