A big day for Couch Potatoes everywhere!

Publish Date
Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 7:16PM

Today is “Remote Control Day”. The first remote was sold with a TV on June 29, 1950. Zenith Radio Corporation’s ‘Lazy Bones’ used a wire cable that ran from the TV set to the viewer.

A motor in the TV set operated the tuner through the remote control. 

Although customers liked having remote control of their television, they complained that people tripped over the unsightly cable that meandered across the living room floor!