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Evolution of the Remote

Infrared Technology After about 25 years of the Zenith Space Commander remote, infrared was introduced into the industry. The Remote is Born Channel surfing was born five decades ago. The first TV remote control, called "Lazy Bones," was developed in 1950 by Zenith. evolution of the remote 1. The first remote intended to control 5. a television was developed by Zenith Radio Corporation in 1950. On May 30, 1985, Philips introduced the first universal remote. 2. 6. The Zenith Space Commander Six TiVo was the first complany to pruduce a remote to record hundred remote control. live tv. 7. 3. In 2010 you can also use your remote to get files, pictures, audio and video from your Even into the 70's remotes had a PC to your TV. limited number of functions. 2. Powerful enough to replace a coffee table full of remotes. Drag and drop to design the remote you want. Keep the buttons you use. Delete the ones you don't. 3. 4. Intuitive app for iPhone and iPod touch. 100,000 button/1000 remote capacity. 8. No batteries, no WiFi, no wall plug needed. After the invention of the transistor, remote controls were now cheaper, smaller, battery operated. Remote controls continue to get more advanced, incuding sleek designs. (TIVo SIlider) Zenith developed the All of the early remotes were wired to the TV set, usually with a 20 foot long cable (wire). The Space Commander 600 Infrared were introduced. control, which used a beam 70's the number of functions was introduced in 1965 and By using a low frequency light beam, so low that the human eye cannot see it, The first WIRELESS remote In the late 60's and early Multipal remote controls Bluetooth Remote Control were soon introduced into world's first wireless allowed users to use devices of light aimed at one of the were often still as few as sensors on the four corners three: next channel, of the picture tube. this particular design was in use until the end of the 1972 model year. (Zenith) homes with one or more televisions. trackball TV remote such as the iPhone to control PRIME TV's, Blu Ray players, and much more. control, called Z-Trak. previous channel, and volume/off. but which can be detected electronic components by a receiver in the TV. 1950 1955 1968 1972 1981 0661 L007 2011

Evolution of the Remote

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History of the remote control with photos of original television remotes, and a timeline of important events.


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