Saturday, January 22, 2011
TV'S MOST REMOTE POSSIBILITY - RCA'S FIRST WIRELESS REMOTE FOR COLOR TV - RCA - CIRCA 1961
With President Kennedy's New Frontier and the attendant sense of Camelot come to life , in 1961, came a revolution in rec-room relaxation.RCA, The American communications company that invented LIVING COLOR television, offered its very first, wireless, remote control to operate a Color set.
While Zenith offered the original wireless, "Space Command," remote, RCA was the primary player in Color television.The introduction of the "Wireless Wizard" remote system, had significant impact with RCA distributors and prospective buyers.
The heavy, oblong device, had "rocker bars" that controlled the seven functions required to operate the RCA television. There were no knobs or dials to ruin the sleek lines of the elegant cabinetry.It opened tge door to our goldebn age of sloth on the sofa!!:)
If you were among the first people in human civilization to lose the remote, there was a control panel , hidden in a drawer, that had identical switches to operate the set.
Here,from the HAUNTED STUDIOS YOU TUBE site, is a promotional film for RCA dealers and window shoppers explaining the protocols and the promise of the "Wireless Wizard" remote.
Better set the Color before Bonanza comes on!!!!Enjoy!!!!