Samsung Remote Control Replacement
Since their conception, remotes have gone through many changes. From the patent in 1893, to remotes that can track hand and body movements, here's a short timeline for remotes!
1893: Nikola Tesla files the patent for a wireless remote. At this time, the TV was only a patent as well. It would be years before the invention of the remote picked up steam.
1950: The "Lazy Bones" remote is invented by the Zenith Electronics Corporation. It could only turn the TV off and on and change channels. It also wasn't wireless; it was attached to the TV by a long wire. These remotes were also used for VCRs. However, these were unpopular because of the tripping hazard they posed.
1955: Eugene Polly, an engineer at Zenith, invents the "Flashmatic." This was the first wireless TV remote, and it could change the channels and turn the TV on and off. However, it was still unpopular with consumers because the photocells that made the device work were incredibly sensitive.
1956: The next stage of improvements brought out the Zenith Space Command, created by Dr. Robert Adler. This became the standard for the next 25 years. Rather than using batteries, this model used aluminum rods that were different lengths. These aluminum rods vibrated at different frequencies, allowing the user to change channels and turn the TV on and off.
1980: Viewstar creates a cable TV box which uses an infrared remote control. It cost around $200 when new, offered over 100 functions, and had much of the technology we see in today's remotes.
1985: Universal remotes are introduced. Though they were popular at first, most people have starting gravitating to original remotes because universal remotes don't have all of the functions specific to the device they're using.
2005: Enter the Loop Remote. This remote uses radio waves connected to a USB antenna which is connected to a computer. It can track hand and body gestures!
Many people jumped on the universal remote bandwagon and are now finding that they don't have all of the original functions for their device. In recent years, it's become increasingly easy to find things like a Samsung remote control replacement if you're in need of a new one. Manufacturers are easier to get in contact with, and more re-sellers are popping up.