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Pioneers: The Many Innovators Behind Television History
- Timeline of TV Development
Gottlieb Nipkow - Mechanical Television History
German, Paul Nipkow developed a
rotating-disc technology to transmit pictures over wire in 1884 called
the Nipkow disk. This was the very first electromechanical TV scanning
system. Nipkow's system was abandoned early in the history of TV for the electronic systems developed by later inventors.
Logie Baird - Mechanical
John Logie Baird is remembered as
being an inventor of mechanical television. Mechanical television, an earlier
version of TV that was discontinued, was developed in late 1920s
in England. During W.W.II, Baird developed the first color picture
tube. Learn about Baird's mechanical television system.
Francis Jenkins - Mechanical
What John Logie Baird did towards
the development and promotion of mechanical television in Britain, Charles
Francis Jenkins did for North America. Jenkins invented a mechanical television
system called radiovision and claimed to have transmitted the earliest
moving silhouette images on June 14, 1923.
History of the Cathode Ray Tube
Electronic television is based on
the development of the cathode ray tube, which is the picture tube found
in modern TV sets. German scientist, Karl Braun invented the cathode
ray tube oscilloscope (CRT) in 1897.
Kosma Zworykin - Electronic Television History
Vladimir Kosma Zworykin invented
the cathode-ray tube called the kinescope in 1929, a tube needed for TV transmission. Vladimir
Kosma Zworykin also invented the iconoscope, an early television
camera. See the personal photographs of television pioneer Dr. Vladimir
Kosma Zworykin and his involvement with television history.
T. Farnsworth - Electronic
The full story of Philo T. Farnsworth.
Philo T. Farnsworth was the farm boy who conceived the basic operating
principles of electronic television at the age of just 13 years. Learn
about Philo T. Farnsworth and the "Television System." See the patent drawings
of Philo T. Farnsworth's inventions.
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Books about the complete history
of TV, early black and white, color, and digital systems. The evolution
of studio cameras, video recording and broadcast equipment and the interesting
biographies about TV innovators such as Farnsworth, Baird, and Zworykin.
Color TV was by no means
a new idea, a German patent in 1904 contained the earliest proposal, while
in 1925 Zworykin filed a patent disclosure for an all-electronic color
television system. Learn about the RCA color television system - Living
Color - The history of early color television.
Parker - Television Receiver
Louis Parker invented the modern changeable television
receiver. The patent was issued to Louis Parker in 1948.
History of Cable TV
Cable television, formerly known
as Community Antenna Television or CATV, was born in the mountains of Pennsylvania
in the late 1940's.
History of Closed Captioning TV
TV closed captions are captions
that are hidden in the television video signal, invisible without a special
Rabbit Ears - Antennae
Marvin Middlemark invented "rabbit
ears", the "V" shaped TV antennae. Among Middlemark's other inventions
were a water-powered potato peeler and rejuvenating tennis ball machine.
It was in June of 1956, that the TV remote controller first entered the American home. The first
TV remote control called "Lazy Bones," was developed in 1950 by Zenith
Electronics Corporation (then known as Zenith Radio Corporation).
Web TV was rolled out in 1996.
The very first prototype for a plasma display monitor was invented in 1964 by Donald Bitzer,
Gene Slottow, and Robert Willson.
of Children's Programming
The American Broadcasting Company
first aired Saturday morning TV shows for children on August 19,
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Edwin Howard Armstrong invented
a method of receiving high frequency oscillations, which is part of every
radio and TV in use today.
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