AHHH! My mom and I had this cable box remote control when I was a kid. Yes, this was a remote control. It’s a giant box with three rows of 12 switches attached by a wire to your cable box. I shorted out one of these by dropping it in a bucket of water.
Oh and as noted below, HBO was on channel 6. HBO will ALWAYS be on channel 6 in my brain.
This was my first cable box, some time in the 70s. Long ass wire, three levels of channels. If you held down certain numbers together you could get scrambled porn.
I still remember most of those channels. 3 was Sports Channel. When ESPN first started, it was on 15. TBS was on 26 and HBO was on 6.
I have no idea what made me think of this tonight. Nor what made me share it with you.
I remember having to get UP every time I wanted to change the channel. LOL