Televisions have been around since the early 1990s in various different forms. The devices of today are far removed from anything your grandparents would have encountered when they were children.
However, the basic concept is still the same. Televisions receive sound audio and video signals before converting them into a form you can interpret. There have been lots of milestones in the history of TV. The ones listed below are often considered the most important.
Instantaneous transfer of images
In 1909, the first instantaneous transfer of images was demonstrated in Paris, France. Stunned onlookers saw photographs appear on a screen after having been sent there from an alternative location. While the device used was rudimentary, it’s design paved the way for many of the modern televisions we have in our homes today.
First electronic television
It should come as no surprise that the first electronic television was unveiled in Japan. That country has always been at the forefront of modern technology. Kenjiro Takayanagi created the design and demonstrated it there in 1926.
By 1940, the American TV and film company CBS had decided to take a leap of faith and begin filming in colour. They were not the only company to make that advancement, but their efforts have gone down in history as setting a precedent.
As you can see, the history of TV has some very interesting stages. If you would like to find out more about how that black box came to be in your home, take a look at the image we’ve published alongside this post.
Infographic courtesy of AV Installs