A brief history of television Liam Rogers and Jordan Saunders
When was Television Invented?• The first electrically transmitted TV pictures were the work of J.L. Baird, who built his first TV system in 1926.
Philo Farnsworth• 1927, Philo Farnsworth was the first inventor to transmit a television image comprised of 60 horizontal lines. The image transmitted was a dollar sign.
Colour TV• Color TV was by no means a new idea, a German patent in 1904 contained the earliest proposal. A successful color television system began commercial broadcasting, first authorized by the FCC on December 17, 1953 based on a system invented by RCA.
Cable TV• Cable television, formerly known as Community Antenna Television or CATV, was born in the late 1940’s. It was designed to provide clearer TV and a reception in areas that could not properly receive TV channels through their antenna
Remote Controls• In June 1956, the TV remote controller was brought to peoples homes. The first TV remote control called "Lazy Bones," and was developed in 1950 by Zenith Electronics Corporation (then known as Zenith Radio Corporation).
Plasma TV• The very first prototype for a plasma display monitor was invented in 1964 by Donald Bitzer, Gene Slottow, and Robert Willson.