Televisions are part and parcel of every society in the world today. In addition to revolutionizing the world, they form part of a real-time relay of events from any part of the world to the other. Whether in the remotest areas in the developing countries or the wealthiest countries, a TV set is found in the living room that has a long story of the evolution of television. However, while other people in developing countries still in obsolete technologies, the developed world features the latest technology in this world.
Today’s TV set features a different from the first one made. As such, the television has undergone metamorphosis since its advent. On the other hand, different corporations involved themselves with the development of the TV set. Here is a review of the stages TV sets have undergone through to today’s age.
The Evolution of Television
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To start with, the Octagon was made in 1928 by General electric. Furthermore, it featured a 3-inch screen that showed red and black pictures obtained from a scanner. Besides, the funny thing about the TV was that clear faces of the actors were possible by only applying a unique makeup to the actors.
The Baird was made in 1930 by the Baird Television Development Company. While the previous television was not a commercial one, the Biard was the first TV that was produced as well as sold. The sale of this unit hit to about 1000 units.
3. 1936 Emyvisor
The Emyvisor was made back in 1936. The flagship of this TV set saw the increase of the screen from the previous 3-inch screen to an 8-inch screen. However, this television was an image only TV. As such, a separate receiver radio accompanied the TV. To start the system, it was recommended that the audio system be turned on firs, then the Emyvisor.
4. 1936 Cossor
The Cossor was made in 1936. This flagship came out with the slogan, “Radio is no longer blind.” The advancement in this unit saw the combination of images as well as sound on the TV. Therefore, the TV made huge sales all over.
5. 1938 Marconi
The best of 1938 was the Marconi. EMI Research Team led by Sir Isaac Shoenberg developed the TV set. The Marconi featured a 7 Inch screen together with a brown finish Mask. Furthermore, the Television had a vertical dial that also had a semicircular fine-tune subsidiary scale. Besides, the TV features a fretted speaker. All these were in a 26-inch burr walnut veneered cabinet. The unique feature of this TV was the provision of a wide-angle.
6. 1939 RCA
The most affordable television to ever happen around 1939 was the 1939 RCA. The RCA Corporation was responsible for building this unit. This included the TRK-5 and TRK-9 units. On the other hand, the first production included a total of 600 pieces. The television featured a 5-inch screen as well as a 5-channel TV set. The sale of this TV slowed down after World War II started.
7. 1946 RCA 621
The end of World War II in 1945 saw the increase of stations in the RCA televisions. Thus these televisions featured more stations than their previous partners. The total number of channels shown on this TV was 13 channels, thus revolutionalized the media industry. Additionally, this TV offered a cleaner, brighter as well as a more stable image. Furthermore, it featured a 10-inch screen.
8. 1948 Motorola VT-71
This age saw the advent of the most popular television made by the Motorola Corporation. It featured a 7-inch screen. On the other hand, the TV featured on both tabletops as well as portable cabinets. It formed the most affordable TV at that time. It featured a more straightforward tuning mechanism.
9.1958 Philco Predictor
1958 saw the production of the Philco TV. The massive weight of this TV rendered it useful only to bars as well as motels but not to households. It forms one of the original designs made in the 20th century. This was a black and white TV. Its unique feature was the high deflection angle that allowed the achievement of shallow front-to-back depth.
10. 1973 Philco-Ford
The Philco-Ford of 1973 saw the use of high-quality materials. This age saw the advent of transistors that revolutionalized the electronics world. Ford acquired the Philco Corporation, which was at the helm of the transistor technology. Thus the 1973 Philco-Ford was a hybrid television.
11. 1998 Sony Trinitron
In 1998 came the first flat screen named Sony Wega from the Sony Corporation. The screen size by this time had grown to a 32- inch display. The computer industry inspired the creation of television technology. The main feature that was unique with this television was the flat screen, and it prevented the distortion of the image.
12. 2007 Samsung
The new-age technology has opened up to different technologies, and Samsung 2007 LCD technology formed the peak experience of watching television. With clear, sharp, definite, and colored images rendered in a faster manner, the story changed completely. More clear images were possible because of increased pixels. With the tube off, the television featured a thin as well as thick design.
It has been a journey. Television development has been a narration of a story. From a small screen of 3-inch to any possible screen size like 100-inch. From one channel to an unlimited number of channels, from a huge cabinet to slim and weak design. Besides, the distance of relaying of information has increased from short distances to every part of the world. All through, technology has changed with inputs mainly from the Computer industry.
The advent of transistors formed the turnaround of televisions from large-bodied structures to small compact designs as was with the computers. Currently, every household accesses to TV for entertainment as well as relaying of information. It supports a vast employment base worth trillions of dollars.