Being an '80s baby rocked. Early, (80's), cable box. Feb 26, 2014 - Buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, coupons, and everything else on eBay, the world's online marketplace In the mid-80s we got the Zenith box with the digital readout. In 1973-74 with HBO the box was a brownish thing with a black button and red button on top. From 1984 through 1992, the industry spent more than $15 billion on the wiring of America, and billions more on program development. I looooved this one. This was my cable box in the early to mid 80s in NJ ViewTV ATSC Digital Converter Box for TV, HDMI Cable Recording PVR Function Output USB LED Timer Display AT-300. ViewTV ATSC Digital Converter Box for TV, HDMI Cable Recording PVR Function Output USB LED Timer Display AT-163. Nostalgia is often triggered by something reminding you of a happier time. Thanks reddit for your help finding a real picture of the remote control of my youth. Jerrold Starcom 36 cable television set-top box from Tulsa, OK. A Cable TV converter box from the 1970’s and1980’s. This is what I did for my parent's 30 year old TV. But you could erase the PROM by shorting its pins to ground. Early in its history, the brand name was “Diamond Back” and over time this changed to “DiamondBack” and then to “Diamondback.” 6. And just keep doing it until you got all the channels. share. And it was one of a few major market over the air UHF TV stations that ran all music videos (others were in Boston and New York.) We are making some updates and reconfigurations to our server. Auction id: 293164988180 Bid Ends on : Ended As it gained an anchor of popularity, MTV created entire movements almost single-handedly, launching hair metal in the mid to late '80s as a form highly dependent on visual excess. $34.99 $ 34. Cable Box Early 1980s Vintage - Jerrold Electronics JSX-3 - CATV Cable Converter: $22. This thread is archived. See more ’80s … $15.00 + shipping . So grab your Pogs, Surge cans and Thriller cassettes, and we'll see you in /r/nostalgia! (This was the first type of cable box I ever saw, anyway. See more ’80s Nostalgia GT was a hugely popular company founded in 1979 by Gary Turner and Richard Long. Based in New York City, it serves as the flagship property of the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks division of ViacomCBS. Having to use a box to get cable during the analog era must've been short-lived, I can remember at the tail end of the 80s we just hooked the cable up to the VCR to get channels beyond 13. In El Paso we got to see all the indie Los Angeles stations on our cable system. 3.6 out of 5 stars 761. Auction id: 303267950629 Bid Ends on : Ended Press J to jump to the feed. Sort by. All those ads for Cal Worthington (and his dog Spot), In N Out, Carpeteria, and all the amazing amusement parks … Vintage Jerrold Starcom 2 Converter Box JRX-2 CATV Cable Converter NOS 80’s H4. Vintage 80s Cable TV Box Zenith Model ST1600 Rare! Channel 37 was the highest channel, it was USA network. The Larry Boggs Award is presented to the person whose leadership and foresight place the cable industry in the vanguard of new communications technology. - The Video Music Channel (early '80s): One of the few pre-MTV video music channels and seen on selected cable TV systems as well. This is the cable box we had in Iowa in the 80's: Ugh, a drag - and an experience I'm guessing many of us are familiar with. You can get channels 1-70 without a cable box. Auction id: 293196957594 Bid Ends on : Ended We had a similar box in the 70s, Cablevision was the provider. Had this box in late 1970's or early 80's. GT Pro Series. Featuring Clio Goldsmith, the darling of early '80s Euro-Erotica, this provocative collection offers a sublime sampling of classic '80s late-nite erotic cable. Get it as soon as Tue, Jan 12. early common carrier microwave services and was eventually bought by RKO General, which became CableCom-General. We had one very similar to this when I was a kid in the late-70s early-80s. See more ’80s Nostalgia. Burl wood is everywhere again, and I can’t get enough of this eye-catching design material that first made waves in the late 1970s and early ’80s. 99. $90.00. Free shipping . Anyone remember these cable boxes from the 1980's? Later we would get the brown Jerrold box with the individual buttons on it, with a switch to switch between bands of channels. Prior to launch, the network was first tested on December 1, 1977, as Sight on Sound.. Around 1977 or so the box had only Showtime, HBO was not available for a few years. Post with 1120 views. your own Pins on Pinterest [needs update] Most cable viewers in the U.S. reside in the suburbs and tend to be middle class; cable television is less common in low income, urban, and rural areas. What’s great about this kind of wood is that it can read traditional or glam, depending on what you pair it with. That was your first cable box? Yes, my great-grandmother on my dad's side and my grandparents on my mom's side had one with switches - I remember one for each channel, but it could have been like this one. The "screen" wasn't a TV screen. The control (blue dials) on the left selected from the three bands and the right control was for fine tuning. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. So we welcome you to join us in a trip down memory lane, as we take a look back at The 80 Best Gadgets of the '80s. This fantastic and luxury Vintage Early 80s Rolex Box Set 5512 5513 1680 1675 16760A 1665 1655 6263 6265 is for sale, you can buy with confidence from a trusted seller.Rolex auctions and prices in USA. The reference store for Rolex collectors in USA, only genuine auctions and certified Rolex. The VMC, like WTBS and CNN was based in Atlanta (but unrelated.) ... Technology changed everything in the '80s. 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Then, you can take a coax cable from the wall to the F-connector. Discover (and save!) ON TV was an American subscription television (STV) service that operated in eight markets between 1977 and 1985. Cable television first became available in the United States in 1948. 91% Upvoted. In the 90s we got the Jerrold box that is in this article. You only need a cable box to get digital cable and movie channels. NEW Vintage 80s Adidas Canvas Sneaker Shoe Size 15 No Box. )This is from the early 1980s, possibly dated 8-25-83 (see sticker on back). New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I remember you could hold down multiple channels/buttons and get premium channels we didn't subscribe to like the Playboy Channel. save hide report. Cable was a near-necessity for TV viewing in that market as at the time there was only one in-market TV station and it was over 25 miles west of town, so it was difficult to get a clear picture indoors. 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