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The History of Television 100 Years At A Glance. 1800s to 1899 Period of Dreams, Concepts and Initial Discoveries Period of Dreams, Concepts and Initial.

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1 The History of Television 100 Years At A Glance

2 1800s to 1899 Period of Dreams, Concepts and Initial Discoveries Period of Dreams, Concepts and Initial Discoveries

3 1900 The word Television is first used The word Television is first used

4 1922 to 1927 Early Experiments with a Mechanical scanning disc system Early Experiments with a Mechanical scanning disc system TV Picture is neon orange and very small TV Picture is neon orange and very small

5 1928 to 1927 First Mechanical TV Sets sold to the public First Mechanical TV Sets sold to the public 42 US stations were in operation using the Jenkins system 42 US stations were in operation using the Jenkins system Picture quality is lacking Picture quality is lacking Electronic TV has greater promise Electronic TV has greater promise

6 1928 to 1935 Early experiments were performed using a system called Early experiments were performed using a system called All-Electronic Cathode Ray Television (basic system in place today)

7 1935 to 1941 An experimental form known as An experimental form known as Electronic TV begins EnglandItalyFranceUSA

8 Early 1940s Work begins on the CBS Mechanical Color Television Work begins on the CBS Mechanical Color Television

9 July 1, 1941 Electronic (Commercial) Black and White Television begins broadcasting in the United States Electronic (Commercial) Black and White Television begins broadcasting in the United States First two TV stations licensed for commercial broadcasting were New Yorks WNBT (which later became WNBC) and WCBW First two TV stations licensed for commercial broadcasting were New Yorks WNBT (which later became WNBC) and WCBW

10 WNBT Program Guide - June 30, 1941

11 1942 to 1945 World War II halts all TV sales and most all public broadcasting World War II halts all TV sales and most all public broadcasting

12 Late 1946 RCA 630-TS is the first American Post War TV set RCA 630-TS is the first American Post War TV set Pre WW II there were less than 7,000 TV sets in the USA Pre WW II there were less than 7,000 TV sets in the USA

13 June 25, 1951 The Mechanical Color Television set was the first set placed on the market The Mechanical Color Television set was the first set placed on the market(CBS-Columbia) Cost? $499.95

14 October 20, 1951 Mechanical CBS Color TV Broadcasting comes to an end forever Mechanical CBS Color TV Broadcasting comes to an end forever

15 May 1954 The first All-Electronic Color Television set is the RCA CT-100 The first All-Electronic Color Television set is the RCA CT-100 What did it cost? $1,000

16 1987 The Analog high-definition TV system was demonstrated by the Japanese The Analog high-definition TV system was demonstrated by the Japanese The system was called MUSE The system was called MUSE

17 1990 The Digital Hi-Definition System was announced by the General Instruments Video Cipher division The Digital Hi-Definition System was announced by the General Instruments Video Cipher division

18 1995 Telecommunications Act of 1995 is passed by Congress Telecommunications Act of 1995 is passed by Congress Telecommunications Act replaced the old 1934 laws Telecommunications Act replaced the old 1934 laws

19 Late 1990s What is the new global communications for the 21 st century? What is the new global communications for the 21 st century? Internet and World-Wide -Web

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