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Friday, 24 February 2017

Evolution of TV with Hisotry

Televisions are no more mere boxes that play videos. They provide knowledge, a platform for marketing products and exhibit talent and a valuable piece of entertainment. So we are here with the history of it, as a tribute to the most commonly used invention of all time.


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  • 1878 – William crookes confirmed the existence of cathode rays by building a tube and displaying them,
  • 1889 – Edison builds the first motion picture camera and names it kinetograph and record of sneeze 1894 was a short film made by W.K.L Dickson for advertisement purposes.
  • 1895 – Augustus and Louis Lumiere invented cinematograph, the image of an oncoming train is said to have caused a stampede
  • 1897 – German scientist Karl Ferdinand brawn constructs a cathode ray scanning device
  • 1900 – Russian Constantine coins the word television
  • 1910 – Edison  introduces his kinetophone which makes talkies a realities
  • 1911 – The first feature film is released when two reels of D.W.Griffith’s Enoch Arden are screened together.
  • 1925 – In England, John Logie Baird demonstrates the first moving television pictures    
  • 1927 – First TV was designed by Philo Farnsworth a 21 year old inventor who had lived in a house without electricity
  • 1936 – The Berlin Olympics was first telecasted by Telefunken (Using RCA equipment)
  • 1939 – FDR was the first president to televised. RCA had launched its TRK – 12
  • 1941 – NBC begins with a 10 second commercial of Bulova, which simply showed the face of the watch,
  • 1941 – RCA begins production of 630 – TS the first television designed and manufactured after war.
  • 1950 – John Logie Baird invents colour television
  • 1970 – Introduction of fibre optic cable which improved the delivery of television programming.
  •  1970 – Sony Created the U matic - The first commercially marketed videocassette format
  • 1972 – Philips Corporation Introduced Video Cassette Recording at Home (VCR)
  • 1973 – Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) introduced in united states
  • 1976 – Betamax format of VCR introduced by Sony
  • 1978 – PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) was the first network which delviers the programs through satellite
  • 1994 – first PlayStation launched
  • 1995 – 139 cable programming services available nationwide in addition  to to many regional programming networks.
  • 1997 – Netflix started offering movies on a rental basis. DVD players first became available in United States.
  • 1998 – Commercial HDTV was launched
  • 1999 – TiVo and ReplayTV first introduced the digital video recorders to the video technology.
  • 2000 – Sony released PlayStation 2, which in addition to video games was also featured to play DVDs.
  • 2001 – AT&T agreed to join hands with Comcast Corp., creating the world’s largest cable TV network with over twenty two million customers.
  • 2002 – Roku, a media streaming devices manufacturing company was incorporated by its founder, Anthony Wood.
  • 2002- Blueray disk introduced.
  • 2009 –Panasonic introduces Plasma TV
  • 2013 – Chromecast was launched.

As time moves, the uses for this fabulous little piece of technology keeps mounting one after other, and so are the features added to it. We now are provided with televisions that could connect with other devices ad share files. What else could be in the brains of inventors? Time only can tell!

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