Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers will know how to operate this television

Do you know the difference between V-Hold and VHF?

Televisions sure have changed over the decades. For one thing, they are a lot thinner. What used to be like a credenza is more like a painting.

Also, you won't find TV covered in knobs. 

But those who grew up with turning television knobs will remember the familiar problems. You had to work to get a perfect picture!

You likely have to be a certain age to pass this vintage television tech test. See how well you score!

  1. Oh no! The Andy Griffith Show is coming in all wrong. Which knob will fix it?
  2. Which knob would you use to fix this image?
  3. Which knob would you use to fix this image?
  4. Which tool would you use to hook up this Atari converter box to the back of your 1970s television?
  5. What figure would you have seen on this test pattern?
  6. Which channel knob would you use to get to Channel 23?
  7. You are all out of blank tapes! And you want to record ALF! Which item below would you use to record over your copy of 'E.T.' on VHS?
  8. Which number or letter is under this question mark?
  9. Which middle color is missing from this familiar set of color bars?
  10. On which knob could you typically find the major three networks?
  11. Which analog color system did American televisions use? This mattered when you were buying VHS tapes.

Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers will know how to operate this television

Your Result...

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Dario 4 days ago
9 out of 11. 😁😁😁😁😁
lgbyrne1129 8 days ago
Nothing about rabbit eats and tin foil. Surprising. 🙄
Hounddoggy 10 days ago
In search of the perfect picture-ALWAYS!!🤓
Madness 11 days ago
11/11: Gen-X, 80's-child still remembers channel-clunker TV sets! We had a 19" "portable," in the parlor, from the late 70's, up until the CRT died (late 1990). Big old top-loader VCR, too (I used to record MTV!).
lgbyrne1129 Madness 8 days ago
Nobody cuter on TV than Martha Quinn!
aufkurs 12 days ago
11/11. I come from a time of 3 channels, rabbit ear antenna with aluminum foil on the tips and I was the remote
TonyVeto 15 days ago
11/11... didn't have a color T.V. 'til 1969.
bnichols23 16 days ago
All of them, but if course being a boomer I had unfair advantage. :)
Jeffrey 16 days ago
''You got 11 out of 11'' Picture perfect! Your memory is in HD!
djw1120 16 days ago
Perfect score!!!
What's "HD"?
LOL
FrankJohnson 16 days ago
Only missed one. Forgot the missing color on the color bar.
Geronimo 16 days ago
I'm glad I remember most of these things I grew up on just watching regular channels back in the day
10/11
Ragnaarloki 17 days ago
Missed # 9 & # 11..
Ragnaarloki Ragnaarloki 17 days ago
Also brought back memories...Wow time flies by for sure..
Muleskinner 17 days ago
9/11. This one brought back a lot of memories.
DawnGraham 17 days ago
I have a Millennial and he could answer everyone of these questions.
Runeshaper 17 days ago
You got 7 out of 11
Your TV memory is little fuzzy. Good thing we don't have to fiddle with these anymore.

Not bad for a guy born in the 80s LOL
TexasGreek 17 days ago
You got 11 out of 11
Picture perfect! Your memory is in HD!
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