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Evolution of The Television

Updated on April 23, 2017

T.V. Time

This television set is a 12 inch color set made by Toshiba and it came out in 1992. TV sets have come a long way since this set was released.
This television set is a 12 inch color set made by Toshiba and it came out in 1992. TV sets have come a long way since this set was released. | Source
This 42 inch flat screen, high definition color television set is made by Sharp. Flat screens really took off when they were invented.
This 42 inch flat screen, high definition color television set is made by Sharp. Flat screens really took off when they were invented. | Source
Zenith is the make of this 27 inch television set. The universal remote on top of the set was invented to work with any set and it combines cable, DVD and VCR buttons on one remote.
Zenith is the make of this 27 inch television set. The universal remote on top of the set was invented to work with any set and it combines cable, DVD and VCR buttons on one remote. | Source

T.V. Progression

Television has been available to be purchased for the home since 1928 and has developed only for the best over the years to become the center piece of a living room. This is where the family gathers together "in the family room" to watch a movie on movies night. The television's advancements from the box television sets with rabbit ears, and these sets did not come with a remote control but, then there was a switch to a smaller television set and then on to a flat screen These changes have really been incredible and the competition between the companies, actually benefits the consumer. When television was released it came out in black and white and eventually moved on to color sets in the early 1950s. Television sets used to be huge and very heavy. As a child I recall turning the knobs to four channels or going outside to "turn the antenna", so that we could get a better signal but, now you have a remote to remedy that issue. Some more amazing advances in television include being able to pause live television and record favorite televisions shows to DVR. The televisions sets of today are no longer wide and bulky instead, they come in flat screen and are very slim looking in design. Flat screen televisions are made to be mounted to the wall if desired for easy viewing.

Sound: Originally a television set had two small speakers at the bottom but, now the sky is the limit. Surround sound and Dolby digital has transformed sound forever. Also, head phone sets are made exclusively for T.V. sets that really put you in the middle of the action.

From Rabbit Ear Antennas to Cable and Satellites: When television sets came out you had to adjust the antenna on the set in order to get a clear signal. My how times have changed as rabbit ears are no longer needed and instead of three or four channels it is now possible to have over two hundred channels on cable television.

The television was first invented in Germany but, over the years Japan has taken over when it comes to the television market. The largest amount of televisions have been sold in the United States but of course the T.V. has been and still remains an American tradition.

From VCR to DVR: The VCR allowed a user to record shows on a video tape but now technology has taken over. With DVR or Tivo you can set shows to record inside your television while you are away and you can now pause live t.v. The bottom line is this invention is the equal to the CD instead of the cassette tape.

2D to 3D and beyond: T.V. has been 2d since it's invention but in the late 2000's 3D Television sets were invented. It requires glasses but it makes certain shows become 3D. These television sets show both 2D and 3D programming. Friday Night Fights have aired several 3D boxing shows on ESPN.

It is hard to imagine life without TV but, after you have been without for a few days of no TV I am ok. I know that my grandparents remember there being one TV in the home and that picture was black and white. They would have "family time". This is a time when the entire family would get together and really talk to each other. Their was a time when you had to turn to a T.V. guide and read it in order to know what programming is coming up.

Update (2014) Google has come out with Google Chrome and Apple is working on the release of Apple TV. Television changes with new technology constantly.

You can love it or hate it but, television is here to stay. This is where most people get their news and entertainment from. Used to, when television first came out, it was a privilege to get to watch it. Now a days we take watching television for granted. We have a way to record our favorite shows, skip commercials if we to, record most anything that comes on TV.

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When I was growing up as a child we would watch cartoons on Saturdays and we had certain other non-cartoon shows that we were allowed to watch. Growing up we did not have but the one television and if the news or weather was on, then you new you were out of luck. I guess this is why my brother and spent so much time in our bedrooms. If we were not interested in what they were watching, we would just go and do our own thing. Nowadays cartoons are on television 24 hours a day on some channels. When I was a child in the 1980's cartoons came on Saturday morning and through the week they only aired two or three other cartoons. I love television and even with the internet it does not stop me because I hook my laptop to my TV set to watch videos.

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      Edmund Custers 4 years ago

      Nice one!

      I remember as a child one time I had to stand by the tv for about an hour holding the antenna to get a clear signal. Because when I let go the noise will reappear. So I had to make contact till the program was over. :)

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