TV Remote Control Facts

Written by kristan hart
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
TV Remote Control Facts
Zenith made the first remote control. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Windell Oskay)

The remote control changed the way the world watches television. TV remote control facts can help you learn about this device, which is now standard equipment offered with every television set manufacturers sell.

Other People Are Reading

Lazy Bones

Lazy Bones is the name of the first remote control, developed in 1950 by Zenith Electronics Corp.. The Lazy Bones remote control connected to the television set via a long cable that you could stretch across the room to your seat.

Flashmatic

Eugene Polley, an engineer for Zenith, invented Flashmatic, the first wireless remote control. It worked via four photo cells, with one cell in each corner of the TV cabinet.

Space Command

The next generation of remote controls, called Space Command, operated using ultrasonic technology. In 1956, Space Command went into production.

Infrared Remote Controls

The television industry moved to infrared technology in the 1980s. Infrared technology uses a low-frequency light beam to send signals from the remote control to the television set.

Universal Remotes

The universal remote control can operate multiple devices at one time. You can control your television, DVD player, VCR, satellite or cable box and audio system with one universal remote control.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.