RCA SelectaVision 650

A friend of mine got a SelectaVision 650 in the early eighties and I remember it well not just because he was always bragging on the technology his family was getting, but because the SelectaVision had a feature that blew my mind. The SelectaVision, like technology I only saw on TV, had a remote control without a wire.

It so fascinated me and my friends that we just about burned through the batteries while testing the remote’s range and ability to work at various angles. It would be nearly 3 years before my family got similar remote technology, so this was indeed cutting-edge.

Do you remember when you got you first wireless remote control TV or VCR?


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