TVs through the ages

Timeline created by akruse12
  • The vary first TV

    The vary first TV
    The electronic TV was first successfully demonstrated in San Francisco. The system was designed by Philo Taylor Farnsworth, a 21 year old inventor who had lived in a house without electricity.
  • The 1930's

    The 1930's
    Sets were large pieces of equipment with about 12 inch screens. They cost about $400 to $500.
  • The 1940's

    The 1940's
    Even though the production of televisions stopped, the innovation persisted and color was introduced at the early part of the decade.It was developed by John Logie. This is also when the television commercial was invented.
  • The 1950's

    The 1950's
    One of the most popular products in the 1950's was the TV. At the start of the decade, there were about 3 million TV owners; by the end of it, there were 55 million, watching shows from 530 stations. The average price of TV sets dropped from about $500 in 1949 to $200 in 1953
  • The 1960's

    The 1960's
    In the sixties, watching television was a separate activity. You scheduled time for it, and it was likely you just turned it on for specific shows - in the same way people used to treat radio before TV came along.
  • The 1970's

    The 1970's
    By the early 1970s, a Roper poll found that the majority of Americans relied more on television than on newspapers for their news. The U.S. government also understood television to be a powerful tool. In fact, the 1970s became the decade where television news felt the true weight of government intervention, as embattled networks gallantly fought to preserve their independence.
  • The 1980's

    The 1980's
    The 80’s saw little innovation with the television specifically; however, there became a growing number of television accessories like the VCR and home game consoles like Nintendo.
  • The 1990's

    The 1990's
    The 90’s saw big changes in technology all together. One can arguably say the 1990s was an age of technological change, thanks largely to the Internet. The personal computer became affordable enough for average people to own, the Internet was available through dial-up ISPs like Prodigy and AOL, and information was seemingly at our fingertips.
  • The 2000's

    The 2000's
    DVD players take over the home theater experience. Much like the VCR, DVD players were introduced a decade earlier, but took some time to gain momentum. At the beginning of the decade, DVD players were in approximately seven percent of homes; in less than 10 years, more than 80 percent of homes had a DVD player.
  • 2010

    2010
    The world’s first 3D LED HDTV released by Samsung (Samsung 3D LED 7000). Announced in February, 2010. LG announced the release of their first 3D LED HDTV, the LG LX9500 in March, 2010.
  • 2017

    2017
    We have evolved through TV's. At the start we started out with small colorless TVs. Now we have big thin TVs.
  • Period: to

    The start and end of the TVs