"The other side..."

2cvbloke

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#1
Where exactly did the "side" thing come about when referring to TV channels? It mainly seems to be used by older folks these days, so I assume it's to do with the ancient VHF days, but it really makes me wonder who thought up of calling BBC and ITV "sides"... :confused
 

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#2
You mean as in "let's watch the other side"?

You got too much spare time "on your hands" today?
 

2cvbloke

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#3
mhku said:
You mean as in "let's watch the other side"?

You got too much spare time "on your hands" today?
Yep and it's sunday.... :p
 

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#4
Yes, definitely right, it came from the early days when suddenly there was another side to watch, a choice, rather than "the Television". :)
 

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#5
Showing my age....when ITV first started my grandmother was full of how my dad had 'turned it over' to show this other program and I was very surprised not to see the TV on its side
I'll get me coat!
 

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#6
The other side .. you mean s_x View or MCT :-rofl2
 

2cvbloke

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#7
Marts said:
The other side .. you mean s_x View or MCT :-rofl2
I never knew they were around in the VHF days... :p
 

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#8
2cvbloke said:
Where exactly did the "side" thing come about when referring to TV channels? It mainly seems to be used by older folks these days, so I assume it's to do with the ancient VHF days, but it really makes me wonder who thought up of calling BBC and ITV "sides"... :confused
Once upon a time there was only 2 of them, "2 sides" get it

deep joy dave:-rofl2 :-rofl2
 

2cvbloke

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#9
4dbennett said:
Once upon a time there was only 2 of them, "2 sides" get it

deep joy dave:-rofl2 :-rofl2
I'd love to see a 2-sided shape.... :D
 

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#10
I remember calling them sides,before "channel" was invented(probably by the Americans) I suppose because there were only two choices,"Turn it over to the other side"because the tv had a rotary dial.Now its "change channels",which,on a digibox could take ten minutes.:confused
 
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