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Wired looks at the history of the TV set

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 6th 2007 6:40PM

Retro TV setIf I could pick my dream television set, and it would appear magically in my living room, maybe delivered by Jeannie or Samantha Stevens or some other TV character that could wave her hand or twitch her nose, I would take one of those cool sets from the 50s, with the insides being modern, of course. I want the look of the 50s, but I don't want to be stuck with the four or so stations they had back then. (And yes I know there are companies that sell them, but they're out of my income bracket.)

The sets of the 50s are just some of the TV sets in this cool slideshow over at Wired.com. They trace the history of the from the weird transmitters of the 20s (seriously, what the hell is this??) right up to today. This one looks like some weapon you can choose in a video game, one that maybe destroys everything all at once or turns you into a goat or something. This small one is kinda neat. Looks like the TV set the Flintstones owned, while this one is worthy of the Jetsons apartment. This one looks like the video games I used to play at the pizza place when I was a kid.

TV sets today are so boring.

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