Watch Boomers, Millennials, and Gen-Xers try to work a 1970s TV set

While we can’t travel back in time to the 1970s, we can still experience some of the decade’s technology. When challenged to work a 70s TV set, millennials, Gen Xers, and boomers struggled comically. Can you operate a TV from the 70s?

The funny showcase begins with a millennial man struggling to move the TV antennas, leaving blue flashing lines all across the screen. He quips that it looks great to him.

Another millennial woman tries to figure out this old-fashioned tv, saying, ‘If I was a dad on a TV show, I would pound it, and it would look better.’ Then, multiple people, who are Gen X and millenial age, look at the back of it and try to turn the knobs correctly.

No one can seem to figure out the correct way to manipulate the dials on this 70s relic. Two boomers work on the TV and get close to making it look good, but they are both still confused about what they’re doing wrong.

One woman is moving the antenna in circles over and over, and she feels like it is just a trick. In the end, most of them turn the knobs and antenna just the right way for the TV to show a dimly lit screen. It is simply fascinating to see the struggle and be reminded of how far TV sets have come in the past 5 decades.

The 1970s TV set was bulky with a few dials and an antenna. Color TV was available, but tuning in the channel was a masterful skill. Many people remember the struggle, and now thanks to this video, millennials, Gen xers, and boomers got to experience what it was like to operate a TV in the 70s.

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Watch Boomers, Millennials, and Gen-Xers try to work a 1970s TV set