The Magnavox Touch

When you say something is touch enabled nowadays, you will go right up to its screen and start trying to move stuff around. Its hard to believe that not too long ago the very same word was being used for something that seems so simple now. I remember the first time I saw a touch pad television set. We only had dials in my home, so I was blown away. I could not stop pushing the buttons.


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4 thoughts on “The Magnavox Touch

  1. Dar says:

    Yes, I am old enough to remember when we had this small tv with only dials.

    Buttons really did seem very advanced.

    Ofcourse, when I first saw a remote control, it was like science fiction!

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    If we’d had this Magnavox Touch TV before jumping straight into remote-control versions, I’m certain I would have missed doing the ‘Quick Spin’ action on the dial to switch from one channel to another at the other end.

    It always irritated my dad (who paid the TV repair bills).
    But…sooooo much fun!

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