Evolution of the Television

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    TV Evolution

  • First Working TV

    First Working TV
    In 1924 John Logie Baird invented the first working television using any material he could find.
  • The Baird Televisor

    The Baird Televisor
    The Baird Televisor became the first television sold commercially in 1929.
  • The Marconi 702

    The Marconi 702
    The Marconi 702 invented in the 1930s, was a luxury item only the rich could afford. The tv set was sold for $130.
  • HMV

    His Master's Voice or HMV combined both radio and television together in the 1930s.
  • Motorola Golden View

    Motorola Golden View
    The popularity of televisions like this Motorola Golden View boomed in the 1940s. Due to price drops, Americans were buying 100,000 TVs a week in 1949.
  • General Electric 807

    General Electric 807
    In the late 1940s, broadcast stations started producing shows based on their radio serials for TVs such as the General Electric 807.
  • Raytheon M 1601

    Raytheon M 1601
    With more shows and technological improvements, TVs — like this Raytheon M 1601 — were more popular than ever in the 1950s. The first color television system began broadcast in 1953.
  • RCA Victor TV

    RCA Victor TV
    Companies continued to invent new technology such as the electronic remote control switch for the RCA Victor TV in 1960.
  • Philco Tandem Predicta

    Philco Tandem Predicta
    Daytime television was introduced on receivers like the Philco Tandem Predicta in the 1950s and '60s.
  • The Home Entertainment System

    The Home Entertainment System
    The 1960s brought creative and bizarre TV designs, including the home entertainment center.
  • Marconiphone monochrome receiver

    Marconiphone monochrome receiver
    Though color television proved popular, price drops on black-and-white TVs like the Marconiphone monochrome receiver meant households could afford more than one set in the 1970s.
  • The Sinclair Microvision

    The Sinclair Microvision
    The Sinclair Microvision was released in 1976, offering portable television for the first time.
  • Seiko TV Watch

    Seiko TV Watch
    Similar in spirit to Sinclair's pocket television, the Seiko TV Watch claimed to be the smallest TV in the world.
  • Philips 21St

    Philips 21St
    No longer a new commodity, TVs such as the Philips 21St became a staple in most homes by the 1980s and '90s.
    Around 60% of households in America had cable by 1989, according to research by The Drum.
  • Flat-screen TVs

    Flat-screen TVs
    The first flat-screen TVs were an expense most people couldn't afford, but during the 2000s, they quickly began to replace the box television sets of old.
  • 3D TVs

    3D TVs
    Companies like Sony tested a new dimension in the living room with the creation of its 3D TVs in the 2010s.
  • 4k flat screens

    4k flat screens
    A few short years later, 4K flat screens are obsolete with the introduction of 8K resolution.