Though many think of the 1950s as the decade TV began, the very first television technology was in development as far back as the late 1800s. The so-called "electromechanical" technique made use of a rapidly spinning, perforated wheel to produce images no larger than a wallet - a similar approach is used to produce colors in some modern DLP (Digital Light Processing) sets. The technology used to replace this crude method - the cathode ray tube - had its beginnings before World War I, even though the first commercially available CRT set wasn't released until the 1930s. It seriously makes you wonder what new TV concept is already in the works, doesn't it?
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The Future of Television and HDTV
Posted on Thursday, Mar 26 2009 @ 05:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck