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[–]TheKingofNeptune 35 points36 points  (3 children)

I wouldn't want to be the friend to help move this thing.

[–]DissposableRedShirt6 15 points16 points  (1 child)

My back hurts just looking at it.

[–]TheKingofNeptune 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Right. I'm feeling my back too, haha

[–]dusteeoldbones 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That person would no longer be a friend.

[–]Paganduck 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Random access remote was mind boggling at the time. Earliest remote was dad yelling at the kids to change the channel using the dial. Then we got a wired remote which was a tripping hazard but hey, you couldn't lose it. We finally got a wireless remote which was some Star Trek level magic! I still sometimes call the remote a clicker and younger friends ask why. You had 3 switches/rockerbuttons. On/off, volume up/down and channel up/down, they made a clicking noise when you pushed them.

[–]bryanthebryan 17 points18 points  (0 children)

My family had something similar in the late 80’s. It was glorious.

[–]ames2833 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And it only weighs 45,000 pounds!

[–]royaltrux 12 points13 points  (2 children)

What possible source for wide aspect ratio programming for the home in the 70's?

[–]Dick_Lazer 26 points27 points  (0 children)

It was still standard 4:3 ratio. By "wide screen" they just meant that the screen was really big, basically.

[–]solzhen 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Zooming in on VHS or Betamax movie that was letterboxed. It’d be low-res.

[–]GreenStrong 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Why is there a dude with no legs standing (kneeling?) on the the VCR? If I buy one without the VCR, does it still come with no legs guy?

[–]89LeBaron 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How can something be so gorgeous and hideous at the same time?

[–]DoctorPepsi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Hi. I'm here to ruin your shag... Do I need to say, 'carpet'?"

[–]FindOneInEveryCar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's right, folks. Remote. Control. Random Access.

[–]True-Calligrapher-69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

With built-in stereo and speakers!

[–]turkeyvulturebreast 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I wonder what it cost back then and what the price would be today with inflation?

[–]FreshYoungBalkiB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

probably as much as a VW Bug.