post suggested by Terry Thomas 1960’s https://doyouremember.com
Marcus de Mowbray… Me. Now it’s just as bad, but replaced by picture break-up/pixelation and frozen picture!
John Gale… like last night, frozen picture ” no Internet connection ” on Now TV , when everything else in our house was fine. Bring back the switch on the wall
Roger Simmonds… Me!
Alan Essex… Me too
Mick O’Dowd… Yes but at least the sound quality of the set was better than the “flatties” today.
Jerry Wright… I remember those days!
Will Cornell… But it usually got you back to the show within a few seconds. Today we have a thunderstorm overhead, the satellite signal goes out, and in an hour or two after all the resetting etc you’re back to the show. Oh wait, the show ended 90 minutes ago. Ain’t progress wonderful?
Jan Warren… Yeah, my Dad was a brilliant “telly whacker”!! Haha
Garry Wonfor… We had a telly with a coin slot in the back…. Always remember my Dad, desperately rifling through his pockets for a half crown bit after it pinged off half way through the horse race he had a bet on.!!!…… Christ, I’m old!!!!
Stuart Moir… So are all of us Terry the years just roll by
Dave Nattress… Definitely used to work for my Dad on our old tele. Possibly back in valve days maybe a bang on the top of the cabinet shook up the connections enough to cure the problem.
Lyn Farkley Appleyard… Oh yes….I’d forgotten that. The tap in the top of the great chunky pretend wood TV…no remote lol
Nick Bloomfield… Worse than the lines though was the positioning of the aerial. The small ‘portable’ ones where only by standing on one foot whilst leaning out of the window and pointing it at the next door neighbours would it work. And that was only on every second Tuesday…
Alan Pepper… Now known as ‘buffering’ !
Nigel Ford… We had a cast-off Ferguson, from my Grandad I think, that had a little red plastic screwdriver with an aluminium shank that we put in a tiny hole and twisted to adjust it. Don’t know if it was 405 or 625 lines?…. well before 25 or 624, … Oh no that was Chicago later that decade!
Dawn… Aah yes, those were the days. Just three channels by changing them at the wall via Re-diffusion. No different now really. With all the hundreds of channels I constantly scroll through, I just end up watching the same three as I always have. Progress? I don’t think so!