Ya ever think about how much your family's TV has seen over the years. Wired's TV history slide show might rustle up some pleasant memoirs of laying stomach down in front of the wood-encased TV on the carpet acting as your dads "clicker." (# 36 and pictured above) Or, maybe the older crowd will recall when the AT&T satellite was launched enabling transatlantic broadcasting. (# 30) We wish we could remember what looks like one of the first HTIB systems but something tells us it cost a pretty penny when it was released. (# 28) If your childhood was anything like ours though, some of these TVs were mainstays at every family affair and it's nice to look back sometimes.

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