By M.E.N
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    Television Evolution

  • G.E Scanning Televiosn Set

    G.E Scanning Televiosn Set
    Made in USA.
    Invented by Philo Farnsworth
    This was the first ever working TV.
    It had a 4" Screen.
    Reportedly, only 4 of these were built.
  • 1929 Semivisor tv

    1929 Semivisor tv
    Made in France
    1929 "Semivisor" was invented by Réné Barthélémy, while working for Compagnie pour la Fabrication des Compteurs et Matériel d'Usines à Gaz of Montrouge
  • 1930 Baird "Televisor"

    1930 Baird "Televisor"
    Made in the USA.
    Invented by John Baird
    First "mass-produced" scanning disc television
    First commercial scanning disc television in the world
  • 1932 Jenkins Radio-TV Receiver - Model JD30

    1932  Jenkins Radio-TV Receiver - Model JD30
    Made in USA.
    Invented by Charles Jenkins
    This unit provided only the sound and the electrical signal to drive a separate R-400 display unit . The R-400 display unit housed a motor-driven pinhole scanning disk and neon lamp.
  • 1939 RCA-TRK-9

    1939 RCA-TRK-9
    9" console
    wood (mahogany)
  • 1941 GE Model 90-12" (USA)

    1941 GE Model 90-12" (USA)
    12" console
    wood (mahogany)
    5 channels
  • 1946 RCA 621TS 7"

    1946 RCA 621TS 7"
    Made in USA.
    7" tabletop
    wood (mahogany or walnut)
  • 1949 Pilot TV 125 12" (USA)

    1949 Pilot TV 125 12" (USA)
    12" tabletop
    wood (mahogany)
  • 1950 Bush Model TV22 9" British B&W TV

    1950 Bush Model TV22 9" British B&W TV
    9" tabletop
    shown with screen magnifier installed
  • "The Lazy Bones"

    First ever remote control made by the Zenith Radio Corporation. It was connected to the television by a wire.
  • 1955 Rogers Majestic 17" Model R742 (CANADA)

    1955 Rogers Majestic 17" Model R742 (CANADA)
    17" tabletop
    wood (walnut)
  • "Flashmatic"

    Frst wireless remote control and was developed by Eugene Polley. It worked by shining a beam of light onto a photoelectric cell, but the cell did not distinguish between light from the remote and light from other sources.
  • 1957 RCA 21CD7916 21" Colour-CTC-5 (USA)

    1957 RCA 21CD7916 21" Colour-CTC-5 (USA)
    21" B&W console
    wood (walnut)
  • 1959 RCA "Flip top" (USA)

    1959 RCA "Flip top" (USA)
  • 1960 Philco "Continental"

    1960 Philco "Continental"
    n Oct. 6, 1966: Name changed to Philco-Ford Corporation.
    n March 31, 1975: Name changed to Aeronutronic Ford Corporation.
    n Dec. 1, 1976: Name changed to Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (FACC).
    n Jan. 5, 1988: Name changed to Ford Aerospace Corporation
    Danish style mahogany wood cabinet, 21" telvesion.
    Only few were sold. n Oct. 24, 1990: Sold to Loral Space Systems, Inc.
  • 1961 Magnavox Model U302 TV

    1961 Magnavox Model U302 TV
    24" Screen Size
    Black and White
    Set owner is Mr. Henry Cabone, who says it is still operating just fine
  • 1969 Zarach 14" Sony Trinitron

    1969 Zarach 14" Sony Trinitron
    In the 1969-1970 timeframe, there was a designer shop in London England called "Zarach" which offered a unique spherical transparent television set with a 14" Sony color Trinitron set mounted inside. The actual production and sales numbers are not known, but were probably less than a hundred units.
  • 1973 Philco-Ford - Model B450ETG

    1973 Philco-Ford - Model B450ETG
    One of the last 'vacuum tube' sets. It was in this time period that the American television set industry migrated to a transistorized TV chassis.
  • 1979 Zenith Model SL2561X

    1979 Zenith Model SL2561X
    Very futuristic looking! Another revolutionary design was this transistorized television set by Panasonic, Model TR-005, manufactured in the early-to-mid 1970s. Some collectors have nicknamed this the "Flying Saucer" or "Space Helmet" TV.
  • 1980 Magnavox Tabletop

    1980 Magnavox Tabletop
    built in U.S.A
    19" television screen
  • 1981 Zenith Console

    1981 Zenith Console
    Made in U.S,A
  • Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)

    Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)
    These heavy glass-screen TVs have been in decline since 2000. Sales of high-end CRTs ceased in 2007 and the smaller, cheaper DVD combo units didn't last much longer.
  • Rear Projection (RPTV)

    Rear Projection (RPTV)
    If you had a large screen TV before 2000, chances are it was rear projection and took up most of your living room. They have been around since the 70s, but their bulk size can't compete.
  • Digital Light Processing (DLP)

    Digital Light Processing (DLP)
    Capable of HD and 1080p, these TVs were noticeably slimmer than your dads rear projection, but still couldn't compete with LCD due to their size and lack of wall mounting.
  • Liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS)

    Liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS)
    Impressive technology allow for a slimmer depth and competitive price, but the writing was on the wall for the rear projection. Sony
    exited in 2007 as its 70" LCoS weighted 200lbs.
  • Plasma Display Panel (PDP)

    Plasma Display Panel (PDP)
    First introduced commercially by Fujitsu in 1997, these slim TVs came in larges sizes and even larger price tags. Despite their many benifits over LCDs, Plasma couldn't compete with the dropping prices os LCD TVs.
  • Liquid-crystal display (LCD)

    Liquid-crystal display (LCD)
    First made mainstream in computer monitors, LCD became the world's best selling TV in 2007 thanks to rapid price drops and screen sizes increases. The early version used cold cathode flourescent lamps.(CCFLs)
  • Light Emitting Diode Backlight (LED)

    Light Emitting Diode Backlight (LED)
    replacing the flourescent lamps with LED light mean thinner panels, less power comsumption and brighter dispay. Most TVs sold today are LED backlit LCD.
  • Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)

    Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)
    By using organic compounds that emit light, these displays can function without backlight, which offers deeper blacks and more contrast than other LCDs.
  • autostereoscopic (Auto-3D)

    autostereoscopic (Auto-3D)
    This 3D requires no glasses and is not blurry within the right viewing angle. TVs with this technoloy are still being developed but the Nintendo 3DS is a working example.